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    I want to make an idex page for my website.... My plans were to put
    pictures covering the entire page... and have certain people and things
    within the pictures be hotlinks..... I have cut out and saved the link
    pictures and the surrounding area that each link picture came from....
    but I cannot figure out what to use or how to get it to work..... I have
    tried using page builder at Geocities.... but it wont let pictures
    overlap at all.... I have tried using Adobe pagebuilder but it wont let
    that happen either..... Do you have any suggestions? Or am I trying the
    impossible? If I have been unclear please ask and I will try to
    explain better.

    W.T. Cormode


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    Get a copy of Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, or other graphics program. Select the parts of the photos you want to use using a 3-5 pixel feather. Cut and paste each into a separate layer, adjusting opacity to taste. Use the layers function to control overlap and position. Then do an image map for the hotspots. However, this will likey be a huge file and won't load very quickly. Save for web, using as much compression on the jpeg as possible. Good luck.

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    After you do what Joseph said I would suggest using Macromedia Fireworks to slice your image to save alot of time coding for the page.

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    Or you code put each image in its own layer and specifically place them where you want.. You can even overlap them using the z-index property of CSS

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    I tried all of this and decide to use Fireworks instead of trying to make an image map which I have told is hard. But the file size goes from 32K as a JPEG to 684K as a PNG. Is there any way to make this file smaller?

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    Jean-Luc
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    Did you try to use CoffeeCup Image mapper++ http://www.coffeecup.com, You should, no need to cup the pics at all, just select a part of your pics and put a links, that it.
    JLC
    http://www.villefavard.com


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    Ok... that Coffee cup thing works great... I think. I havent tried to upload it to my site yet... but i will cross my fingers

    Thank You everyone for your help


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