An image map is an image that comprises different clickable areas. Each area is a link that when clicked takes the visitor to a
different URL. For example, imagine a map of the world, where each country takes the visitor to a web page about that country
when clicked. In HTML speak, each clickable area is actually a hyperlink. Image maps provide an easy way of linking various
parts of an image without dividing the image into separate image files.
You can create image maps by hand using a text editor, but this involves a lot of time and effort, and the know how to code in HTML.
Image mapping is much quicker and easier if you use image mappring software. Vector graphics editors such as Dreamweaver can create
There are many image mappers available, and fortunately most of them are free. Here is a selection of the better image mappers