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ARTstor: Downloading, Printing

Downloading single images

Entire image

    • Double-click an image thumbnail to open the Image Viewer.
    • Click the save icon in the lower right corner. (If you have zoomed or rotated the image but wish to save it in its entirety, click(the reset icon) to restore the image.)
    • A window with Terms & Conditions of Use will open. Click Accept.
    • Choose where you would like to save your image and click Save. (Do NOT rename the file at this time. Doing so at this time may cause problems with saving.)
    • When the download is complete, you will find two files - a JPEG of the image and a separate HTML file of the image data. Both files will be titled with the original image's ARTstor ID number. At this point, you can rename the files.

      Detail of image

        • Double-click an image thumbnail to open the Image Viewer.
        • Zoom and pan within the image to find the detail that you would like to save.
        • Follow instructions above.

        Image groups and Exporting to Powerpoint

        Image Groups

        Image groups are a powerful feature of ARTstor that enables you to organize and batch-export sets of images.  Think of "image groups" as being similar to "playlists" for music.  

        Create image groups 

        • Single-click on images that you want to save to an image group.  
        • Go to Organize > Save images to > New Image Group.  Select where you want your new image group folder to be located.
        • If you want to add more images to the image group, repeat the first 2 steps, except use Save images to > Existing Image Group instead of "new" image group.
        • Here are some more details of how to create and manage your image groups: Working with image groups
        • If you are an instructor and want to know how to create instructor-level image groups that can be viewed by your students, view this video

          Exporting an image group to Powerpoint 

          It's easy to export an entire image group to Powerpoint, with all of the metadata for the images included in the Notes field.  You need to have Powerpoint 2007 or later installed on your computer.  Each user is limited to exporting 1000 images to Powerpoint in 120 days.

          • Go to the image group you wish to export.  Make sure there are less than 100 images in the image group.
          • Click on the "Export to Powerpoint" icon near the upper-right portion of the screen.
          • For more information view the ARTstor help guide here: Export image group to Powerpoint

          If you have problems with downloading

          • Disable popup blockers.
          • In Internet Explorer, add * as a trusted site.
          • Verify that you have an up-to-date version of Java installed.
          • Be sure you do NOT rename the file until after you have saved it locally.


          Entire image

          • Double-click an image thumbnail to open the Image Viewer.
          • Click the print icon in the lower right corner of this window.
          • This will open a print preview window and your default printing dialog. Click Print.
          • The image will print at up to five and a half inches on the long side, and will include the descriptive data and a copyright statement. (If you have zoomed or rotated the image click the reset icon to restore the image to its original state.)

          Detail of image

          1. Double-click an image thumbnail to open the Image Viewer.
          2. Zoom and pan within the image to frame the detail you want to print.
          3. Follow the instructions above.

          Citing ARTstor Images

          Citations for images or image groups can be emailed, printed, or exported into RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, or text files (see the ARTstor web site for help with citations).

          IAP Images

          IAP images are available for publication, as part of the Images for Academic Publishing program. For more information, see Images for Academic Publishing on the ARTstor web site.

          • Click the IAP icon to download a high resolution file. A new window will open explaining the process. If you are eligible for the program, click Proceed. In the next window, click Download.
          • Review the IAP Terms & Conditions of Use. Check the box indicating that you have read and accept these terms before clicking Continue.
          • Provide the information requested in the space provided. Click Download.
          • A window will open, allowing you to choose a place to save the file.