Use image objects to add photos and other picture files to your web site. SiteSpinner™ has numerous on-board image-editing tools, so you will seldom find the need to open a separate photo editing application.
Besides the basic commands for adding an object, you may also add an image object to a page by pasting an image that you have cut or copied from another application. Or, you can click to select an image file in Windows® Explorer®, and then drag it onto the page in the Work Window.
Once you have added a picture to a page, you can resize it smoothly while maintaining its proportions. Click to select the image object, press the CTRL key, and then click and drag one of the corner control points to resize the image. You can also transform it using skewing or rotation operations. (For more information, see Transform Object.)
You can use the Shading Editor to increase the brightness of an image, improve its contrast, or add a tint. You can also choose a color to be mapped transparent – that is, whatever is behind the image (another image or the page background) will show through in places where the color you select would otherwise appear. You can create use a ghostly transparency effect to “fade” images to allow objects or the page background to partially show through. Enhancements are applied to a re-rendered version of the original image and will not affect the original image file. For more information, see Shading Editor Dialog Box.
When you add an image, it is placed on the page in its original image format. However, if you change the image in any way, such as scaling it or adding transparency, SiteSpinner™ will create a copy of (or “re-render”) the image, so as not to overwrite your original image. (Re-rendering can be disabled in some cases.) For more information, see Rendering and Re-Rendering.
Use the following procedure to fade an image object, so that objects behind it or the page background can be seen through it.
Click the Quick Properties Editor button: in the Components Bar
Select Object>Quick Properties Editor.
The Quick Properties Editor dialog box will open.
When you click the resized (smaller) image, the full-sized version will open in a pop-up window.
You may also click to checkmark the Popup Fullsized Image option box on the Link tab on either the Object Editor or Quick Properties Editor dialog boxes to set the link between the resized image and its full-sized version.