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
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.
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?