Photoshop, Bridge: CREATE WEB GALLERY: add link to home page

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I like the function to create a web gallery in Photoshop and Bridge. There is one very serious flaw for the page you create. ADOBE does not give you the option to link to a home page. It assumes that this is a complete stand alone website, not a gallery link from your main website. Once you look at this created gallery, your only option is to press the browser back button. Or, you can re-type the home of your website.

Where is the option for a link button? ADOBE creates a space to add the email address of the page owner. It needs one more input. to create a main home page link.

This is a serious flaw.

The HTML and XML are not so easy to modify in this case to add the button on your own.

Add a place for a link button and the web gallery create option would be perfect.

Does anyone have a good suggestion on how to add the home link button?

THANKS
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Jerry Balaka

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Chris Cox, Sr. Computer Scientist

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Actually the assumption is that if you have a larger web site, you'll modify the HTML to add what you want.
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Chris,

So I am supposed to go out and buy Dreamweaver to fold in the photoshop/bridge gallery into another web page???

You did not provide any instructions.

I am learning photoshop and now I need to learn Dreamweaver because you skipped the link button?

You added an email link. Why did you not assume the email would added by folding the gallery into a larger page?

Your missing a small step and your assuming I know how to do this.

Have wasted hours trying to find a solution. I want to focus on my photographs, not learning Dreamweaver.
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If you have a larger web site, then you must have some sort of tools for editing the web pages.

And you can always edit HTML with a text editor -- you don't have to buy anything.

I'm sorry, but we can't know ahead of time what sorts of things you want to add to the gallery. We can only provide the gallery part and let you integrate that into your larger site.
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Do you have a link to something that explains how to pull this gallery into a larger page? All I am missing is the link to the home page.

Do you have an example of how to create the home link in the gallery you create?
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What would I search for in youtube that would explain how to fold your gallery into a larger website?
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Chris,

The Adobe output from creating the gallery in Bridge are the following file:
index.html,

AC_OETags.js,
AC_RunActiveContent.js,
gallery.swf, group.xml,
loading.sws,
localText.xml,
playerProductInstall.swf,
style.xml,

Plus three different images directories.

The information database is the group.xml.

If you provide space for an email address to be listed, a link to a home page is not such an extraordinary option to suggest. Modifying the files Adobe web generated it not trivial. Assuming everyone has tools to fold what you generated into another page is not reasonable.

Just add a home page link button. Then you will have something complete and great.

Instead there is the added required complication of folding the gallery you generated into another web page.

Thank you,
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I completely gree. Most people are using the gallery as part of their site, not being the main site. Just add an option to put in a home page link below the email option. For Adobe, that should be easy. Listen to your customer instead of giving them a bunch of bs back.
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and let us know when you fixed it.