Below are detailed instructions on how to create a directory to hold your pictures, how to copy them from a CD, and how to upload them for use on your website. These are intended for use with the TII shopping cart, but may be used as general guidelines for uploading pictures.
Create a new directory to keep the files you will be using.
Right-click on the ‘Start’ button in the bottom left of your screen, then click on ‘Explore’.
On the left side of the screen, go to toward the top of the directory list and select (single-click) your C: drive. From the menu bar at the top, click on ‘File’ and select ‘New’, then ‘Folder’. It will ask you the name of the directory you would like to create. This will be you can keep the files you use for your site. Something like ‘webpictures’ should do fine.
files to the new directory from a CD
On the left side of the screen toward the bottom of the list will be your CD drive (Probably D: or M:. It may also have the title of the CD next to it.) You can click on the plus sign to the left of your CD drive name, or double click the CD drive name, to open it up and expose the folders below it.
Locate the directory folder where the pictures are located, and select the directory (single-click). The files in the directory will appear on the right side of the screen.
On the right side of the screen, select all of the files you wish to copy. (You can use ‘Edit’ and ‘Select All’ from the menu if you will be using all of the files).
Click on one of the files you have selected and you can now ‘drag’ the files to your new directory on the left side of the screen. If you have trouble with this, you can use ‘Edit’ and Copy’ from the menu bar, high-light your new directory on the left side of the screen, and then use ‘Edit’ and ‘Paste’.
At this point to make it easier to identify the pictures as you add the new products to your shopping cart, rename the pictures you will be using to something more meaningful.
Resize your images
If you will be uploading pictures for your shopping cart, use picture editing software to resize your images. The recommended size for pictures is 220 pixels x 165 pixels.
Upload the files to your website
From your control panel, click on the ‘File Directory’ icon.
Locate the ‘www’ directory toward the bottom and double-click
Locate the 'images' directory and double-click to open.
At the bottom of the screen there will be an area to enter a
filename to upload.
Click on the ‘Browse’ button.
A window will open to explore your computer.
Navigate to your new directory (i.e. C:\webpictures), and select a file
Click on open.
The window should close, and the filename will show up in the box on your
‘Upload’ to transfer the picture to your site.
Repeat this step until you have uploaded all of the files you will be
Return to the main screen of your control panel.
Add the Products to the shopping cart
Now you can add the products as usual in the shopping cart. In the field for ‘URL location for a picture of the product’, specify the name of the picture file you uploaded for that particular product. It should be in the format of ‘ ../images/picturefile.jpg ’ The picture should now show up in the shopping cart.
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