Originally posted by Irene Brady
Thanks for responding! Alas, you are speaking to a novice -- I learned HTML by copying online pages I liked then studying them to figure out how the codes worked, then using what I could.
But some stuff I never learned. Like:
~what are "tagged image format files"?
~how do you get a secured page and does it cost more?
~how would you code a download link?
I'm afraid it's pretty obvious how "newbie" I am.
I don't want to impose on you -- these are probably really complex questions (I don't even know if they are or not) so if you could even direct me to a tutorial or website where I could bone up on these items, I'd be happy.
I'm here because I tried several web searches, but I couldn't even figure out what to ask, and got no usable fetches on my search terms.
Thanks for any advice you might have.
You're welcome, Irene.
~ Tagged Image Format File is TIFF or *.TIF (sorry, figured you knew that).
~ To make a TIFF file a linked download you'd put the TIFF image in your image directory and place a link something like this on a "secure" or "client" page:
<a href="images/natureimage01.tif" title="Download TIFF Image"
target="_blank">Download TIFF Image</a>
You could Zip the file using WinZip as was suggested in which case you'd change the .tif extension to a .zip extension in the link code. The Zip file might be better anyway as TIFFs can run big (I know, I work with TIFFs a lot).
That should get you started in the right direction I hope.