This page provides helpful information for viewing Art and Sharon’s Wedding Celebration online photo album at http://artsharonwedding.DiscoveringOurself.org.

This photo album contains about 550 images from Art and Sharon’s wedding celebration April 3-4, 2004 at the Chief Obie Lodge in Happy Valley, Oregon.

If there are pictures of you on this web site and you would like them removed, please contact Art and Sharon (email: sflegal@hevanet.com) and let them know precisely which picture(s) of which albums to be removed. They can get ahold of me and I will promptly delete them from the photo album (David Lee).

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Photo Album Web Address

http://artsharonwedding.DiscoveringOurself.org

Additional Photos by Peter Rubens

Here is a link to another site that is managed by professional photographer Peter Rubens. Art and Sharon invited Peter to provide the kind of record his experience and equipment can add. The pictures on Peter’s site allow viewing, but downloads have a nominal charge to cover his costs.

http://www.peterpaulrubens.com
Image Gallery / Current Events (in blue)
Check out FAQ’s for a smoother experience.
Click on Art and Sharon’s site.

General Overview

Album Layout

The images are organized into a series of photo albums in a heirarchial structure, similar to directories and subdirectories on your computer’s hard drive. The top-level album is called [root] and contains no images. Underneath it are four albums: charles, dave, geri, and nancy. The albums; charles, dave, geri, and nancy; inherit all of the images of their respective sub-albums. That means you can go to one of those four albums to see all of the images within it, or go to a sub-album underneath it to see only a subset of the images.

Table 1 - Heirarchial Album Structure
Album Name:Description:
[root]Top-level album. Contains no images. Sub-albums are charles, dave, geri, and nancy.
  charlesPhotos by Charles MacLean.
    -3420-3449The sub-albums of this album are broken down by ranges of picture names.
    -3450-3479
    -3480-3509
    -3510-3539
    -3540-3569
    -3570-3599
    -3600-3629
    -3630-3659
    -3660-3689
    -3690-3719
    -3720-3749
    -3750-3779
    -3780-3809
    -3810-3839
  davePhotos by David Lee.
    -insideindoor scenes
    -outsideoutdoor scenes
  geriPhotos by Geri.
    -homeArt, Sharon, etc. at home before ceremony
    -beforeat the lodge before the ceremony
    -ceremonyduring the ceremony
  honeymoonPhotos from Art and Sharon’s honeymoon on Dominica.
    -week1taken during the first week
    -week2taken during the second week
  nancyPhotos by Nancy Van Allen (standing poses).
    -singlessingle-person photos
    -couplestwo-person photos
    -groupsphotos of three or more people
  ryanSelected family photos by Ryan Flegal.

Page Layout

When you open the photo album web page, http://artsharonWedding.DiscoveringOurself.org, you will see the page layout organized into three areas, or panes, as illustrated below:

Figure 1 - Layout Of Header/Left/Right Panes
Header Pane
Left PaneRight Pane

Header Pane

The Header Pane provides a title for the web page. It is not very exciting.

Left Pane - Album Navigation

The top of the Left Pane will list a series of links you can click on to navigate through the photo albums. For example, if you are in the album, geri, (click on link, geri, in the Left Pane), it will show as follows:

Figure 2 - Example Album Links In Left Pane
Albums:
[root]
  geri
    -before
    -ceremony
    -home

The link for [root] will take you to the top-level album. The link, geri, takes you to the album, geri, which is kind of mute since you are already there (as indicated by its boldface type). The following links, -before, -ceremony, and -home, take you to the corresponding sub-albums of geri.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WITH SLOW INTERNET CONNECTIONS

When you click on an album, most web browsers will not let you load an image until after ALL of the thumbnails have loaded. If you have a slow internet connection, and you just opened a very large album, such as the one named charles, it can take a very long time before the thumbnails finish loading and you can begin browsing through the images. To alleviate this, click on one of the sub-albums to load a smaller set of the thumbnails.

Left Pane - Thumbnail List

The remaining portion of the Left Pane lists the thumbnails for all images available in the current album. An example of a thumbnail in the album, geri, is illustrated below:

Figure 3 - Example Thumbnail
g048
g048
600x450
800x600
1280x960

In the above thumbnail illustration, g048 is the name of the image. Below the thumbnail picture is a list of links to select various sizes of the image, sorted in order of increasing size. For this one, the options are 600x450, 800x600, and 1280x960. You are given several image sizes so you can decide a trade-off between image quality verses download time. Larger images are of higher quality, but are also bigger files, so they will take longer to download. If you have broadband or another high-speed internet connection, the larger versions should work fine for you. But if you have a slower internet connection, such as a 56K dialup modem (i.e. your phone is busy while you are on the internet), then you will generally want to stick to the smallest versions.

Navigation Buttons

A series of Navigation Buttons may appear in the Right Pane. These buttons provide an easy way for you to navigate through the images of the photo album. You may not see all of them for a given image, because those that have no effect will not be displayed. The Navigation Buttons are as follows:
When advancing forward and reverse through the images of the album, the picture size closest to the current picture you are viewing will be used. So if you are currently viewing pictures of about 800x600 pixels, you will traverse similar-sized pictures.

Note: You may want to click on the link called [Just This Picture] that is located underneath the picture currently being viewed to simplify the screen layout while using these Navigation Buttons.

Thumbnails and Right Pane

For a given thumbnail, click on one of the listed image dimension links to view the image in the Right Pane. Alternatively, you can click on the thumbnail picture itself to load another page in the Right Pane that provides a little more information and gives you the same list of image dimension links to download the image.

Clicking on the thumbnail image instead of one of the listed dimensions adds one more step to the process of viewing an image, so it is generally not preferrable. However, one piece of information you get by doing this is the actual file sizes of the different images. Although you know that an image of dimensions 600x450 is generally a lot smaller in size than an image of dimensions 1280x960, the actual file sizes can vary based on factors related to JPEG image compression.

Saving Pictures To Your Computer

Once you have clicked on a thumbnail dimension and loaded the image into your browser, you can save it to your computer. Different web browsers have slightly different options for how to do this, but most the common ones seem to let you do it this simple way. Right-click your mouse over the image and then select the option ’Save As...” or “Save Picture As...• or something similar to that. That works on Windows and Linux computers running Internet Explorer or Mozilla/Netscape web browsers. I do not know if it works for Apple computers.

If the above method does not work, another option is, while the image is being viewed, underneath it is a link called [Just This Picture]. That link refers directly to the JPEG file. With Internet Explorer, you can right click on that and select “Save Target As...” or something like that, which will save the target to a file instead of loading it into the browser. Look for a similar feature in your web browser.

Finding Similar Images

The photo albums on this web site contain about 550 pictures. Finding all of the pictures containing a certain person, or related items (e.g. alter) via browsing through all of the albums is a major undertaking. Fortunately, there is an easier way, as illustrated below:

  1. Find ANY image that contains the person or thing you are looking for. In many cases you can focus your search on a specific album; for example, if you know the person you are looking for was in a standing pose by Nancy with one other person, you can go straight to the -couples sub-album of nancy for a short list to search through.
  2. After you have found any picture containing the person or thing you are looking for, click on the thumbnail. In most cases, there will be a link there called [Click Here for Similar Images]. Click on that link. If there is no such link, it may be that no other “similar images” were found; if you disagree, look for a different image and try again.
  3. A “virtual album” will then load that contains all thumbnails from all albums that contain all of the people or certain objects that are contained in the picture you were at.
  4. If you would like a smaller list of thumbnails shown, you can refine it by selecting an image that contains nothing other than the person or thing you are looking for (e.g. no other people, etc.). Use it to repeat the steps above.

Note in some cases the [Click Here for Similar Images] link will not work as expected. It may miss some pictures of a person. The most likely error is that one or more images of a selected person will not be found.

Images from the photo album, honeymoon, will not be found using this similar images feature.

Getting More Of The Picture In Computer Screen

Depending on your computer screen’s resolution, you might not be able to see much of the picture. There are a few ways you can make more of the picture visible on your screen. Some methods are:

Creating Web Addresses For Emails

You may want to send a web address to a friend via email that they can click on to load the photo album web page in a way that goes directly to a specific album, or to a specific image.

Creating A Web Address To Load A Specific Album

To make a web address for the album that goes straight to a specific album, do the following:
  1. Click on the album name in the Left Pane to bring up the album, but DO NOT click on any of the thumbnails yet. If you have clicked on a thumbnail, then click on an album name again. The Right Pane should not show any pictures or other information you get by clicking on any part of a thumbnail.
  2. The Right Pane should say at the top, “Select an image to the left to view.”. If it does not, then you clicked on a thumbnail. Go back to the first step.
  3. Underneath “Select an image to the left to view.” is a link called [Whole Album]. Click on it.
  4. The web page reloads with the same album, but the web address shown by the browser may have changed. Copy that web address from your browser to your email message that you want to put it in.

Note: this also works for the “virtual albums” created using the [Click Here for Similar Images] links. See the earlier section, Finding Similar Images.

Creating A Web Address To Load A Specific Image

As for creating web addresses that go straight to specific images in the album, you have several options:
Probably the best way to clarify what the above options are like is to experiment with them. To try all of the above options, pick a thumbnail within one of the albums and do the following:
  1. Click on just picture part of the thumbnail (not one of the selected dimensions). Then, in the Right Pane, try the following two links: [Whole Album], and [Just This Pane].
  2. Click on one of the dimension size links underneath the thumbnail picture (not the thumbnail picture). In the Right Pane, the picture will load correspondign to that thumbnail with the picture size you selected. Underneath the picture are three links to try: [Whole Album], [Just This Pane], and [Just This Picture].

Try the various options outlined above. When you found the prefered way you would like it to load, copy the web address from your web browser into the email message.

For all of the options above except [Just This Picture], your friend can browse the rest of the photo album by clicking on the link, [Whole Album].

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