I am attemting to take a very complex help system and put it
into a web site. However, the images that I used are too large for
a web based system. In order to solve that issue, I have converted
the images from a bmp format to gif.
My goal is to change the images in several pages to link to
the new gif images. These images will be the same dimension and
content as those that are replaced. Only the imahe name will be
Each of these images also contains a number of image maps.
Unfortunately, when I change the image in the help system, I also
loose the image maps that I use to move from one page to another. I
have several hunderd of these image mappings, so manually replacing
them all would be a very large project. Is there a way of changing
the image without also loosing the image mapping?
I would first try a brute force approach:
1. Create a copy of the help system to work with
2. Update all the images from bmp to gif but retain the file
3. Open all the files in the system with a text editor and do
a search and replace all for .bmp to .gif