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I need to scan hundreds of pictures onto a CD for distribution to my family. That is not a problem. The problem comes in labeling (tagging?) them so that when a mouse is hovered over the picture, a description (who's who) pops up in a box. I see this all the time on web sites. What can I do (use) to re-create this feature.
Ed Ahern
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You need to post on a photo newsgroup. We are woodworkers. We could tell you how to build a cabinet to hold your CDs, but that's about it.
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We could also assist in suggestions how to ground a dust collector.
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 10:19:25 -0700, Robatoy wrote:

Pointy sticks are well supported too.
What you need for the tooltip tags you describe is probably Javascript - but it depends how into designing web pages you are.
There are also applications out there to write your web pages for you which almost certianly will do this. Look at this free (but registration required) one for instance: <http://www.vicman.net/webalbum/
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Is a tooltip a pointy stick?
Actually - It's an ALT tag to a photo in a HTML file. Example:
<img src="yourphoto.jpg" alt="A picture of the wife and kids" />
As for doing an entire photo album, I don't know of a tool. I would write a script myself. But you still have to label each one.
And you probably need a thumbnail photo pointing to a full photo.
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Or who you should vote for.
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Consult a book on HTML code. There is a way to do that; in fact my old long gone website had that capability. Jim
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Ed Ahern wrote:

Google on "javascript onmouseover". The first link is:
http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_onmouseover.asp
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Well, hell, that clears it right up. How easy can it get? Yeah, right.
Max (computer illiterate)
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Max wrote:

Well, I managed to teach myself this javascript mouse stuff using online tutorials for a golf website I put together. I'm not computer illiterate (having spent 38 years as a software developer), but I've been retired for seven years and most of my knowledge fell out of my ear.
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"Doug Winterburn" wrote

Computer knowledge has yet to make it *into* my ear. My daughter had to show me how to turn one on.
Max :-(
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Max wrote:

[snip]
Get real close to the monitor, purse your lips, and whisper "I love you". Turns 'em on every time.
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LOL. I'll try it.
Max
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I'm still trying to get the image out of my head....I'm going to need some brain bleach. Don't say anything, Max, but he's not well. . . . . . . . . . . . ROTF
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"Robatoy" wrote:

some brain bleach.
"Brain Bleach"?
Is that what you call the stuff the monks on the Isle of Skye produce?
Lew
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The easiest way would probably be to use the same HTML you'd use on a website. One doesn't need to be online to use HTML, it can be run natively on a computer. You need an HTML editor. Dreamweaver would certainly be overkill, but there's a number of smaller shareware HTML editors that you can use. Do a Google search for "html editor". If you're completely new to hypertext markup language, then you need a friend to help you out.
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Ed Ahern coughed up some electrons that declared:

The XHTML code to do this on some browsers is:
<html> <body>
<img title="Hover tooltip text here" src="/vol/www/www.dionic.net/html/photos/images/1997-latvia-03-07-small.jpg" />
</body> </html>
'title' does the magic. Just fix src="..." with a valid path to an image file...
It works with firefox 2, have not tried it with IE or Opera. If it fails for you, you might be back to the javascript option Doug and PCPaul mentioned.
HTH
Tim
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I know this is a woodworking forum. I also know there are quite a few computer literate folks who monitor this group. Thank you for your advise, I'll let you know how it turns out
Ed Ahern
P.S. Who should I vote for?

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"Ed Ahern" wrote

It depends on who you ask.
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On Wed, 21 May 2008 10:44:37 -0400, "Ed Ahern"

In a Windows folder Right Click on the picture, properties and the dialog box pops up.
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