Graphics/Images

Graphics

Working with graphics is a very long and complex subject if you want to become expert - people devote their entire professional careers to it. Therefore what we present here is necessarily extremely simple.

Assumptions

You have a graphic/image file which can come from many-many sources
You create it using a program like ClarisWorks, Adobe Photoshop.....
You scan it using a scanner
You copy it from the web using the Copy or Save commands which become visible in a menu when you hold the mouse button on an image for a second or longer.
You have transformed that image into one of two formats: GIF or JPEG
GIF file - Best used for graphics with not many colors
JPEG file - Best used for graphics with many colors
The transformation can be performed using many programs. My personal recommendation (on the Mac) is a shareware program named GraphicConvertor.
You have put the file in the folder with your web page source
As noted elsewhere it is possible to put it in different folders, but more complex.

Inserting a GIF or JPEG Image into Claris HomePage

Put the cursor on the page where you want the image to appear.
Click the Insert Image button
Select the image file from the dialog box which now appears.

Inserting PICT files Directly into Claris HomePage

One special capability of Claris HomePage is to automatically convert a PICT file (created by many Mac Programs) to a GIF file.
To do so you can either use the drag-and-drop capability or the paste capability of the Mac.

Pasting An Image Into Claris HomePage

Be sure that the Preferences:Images (on the Edit Menu) are set to save images to the folder you're working in.
Put the cursor where you want the image to appear
Paste the image.
You will get a dialog box asking you to name the file
Do so being sure:
That it is being saved in the proper folder
That you keep the ".gif" suffix to ensure that it is recognized

Dragging A PICT Image File Into Claris HomePage

Be sure that the Preferences:Images (on the Edit Menu) are set to save images to the folder you're working in.
Decide where you want the image to go on the page.
Open the folder containing the source image on the desktop
Drag the icon of the image from the desktop folder to the place on your page you want the image.
The image will now appear in your document and a file of the same name, but with the suffix ".gif" will be automatically created in the folder that you have set under the preferences.

Update 10/29/97