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ARTstor: Downloading, Printing

Downloading single images

  • Single click the thumbnail image. The download option will be at the top right of the screen.
  • You can either download the entire image or a detailed view. 
  • If you want a detailed view, make sure to have zoomed in on the image. Whatever is in the image portion of the screen is what will download.
  • A window with Terms & Conditions of Use will open. Click Accept.

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 thumbnails that you want to save to an image group.  
  • Click "Add to Group" on the right hand side of the page. 
  • You can either add a full image or an image detail. If you want an image detail, make sure you have zoomed in on the image. What you see of the image on the screen is what will save to the group.
  • Once you have hit the "Add to Group" button, you will be able to save the image to a group you have already created or safe the image to a new group.

To view your image groups

  • On ARTstor's homepage, choose "Browse" and then "Groups."

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. 

  • Go to the image group you wish to export.  
  • Click on the "Export" button near the upper right of the screen.
  • You have the option of either exporting the image group to PowerPoint or a ZIP file.

Other things you can do with image groups

  • You can also present your image group directly in ARTstor by clicking "Present."
  • You can also quiz yourself on images within a group by clicking "Study". In the study option, artist, title, and date are hidden so you can quiz yourself. If you want to see this information, click "show caption" at the bottom left of the screen.


Citing ARTstor Images

To cite an ARTstor image, simply click the "cite this item" button on the right hand side of the screen once you have clicked on the thumbnail image. A popup box will appear and you can copy and paste citations in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian.

IAP Images

IAP images are available for publication, as part of the Images for Academic Publishing program. If an image is available for publication the letters IAP will be to underneath the thumbnail image.

  • Single click the image to get the larger view. Scroll down. At the bottom right of the screen there will be a "Request IAP" button. 
  • Fill out the form to request the image for publication.


  • Once you have clicked the thumbnail, there will be a "Print Preview" button on the right hand side of the screen. 
  • Click "Print Preview." You will be taken to another screen with the image and it's information, such as artist, title, and date.
  • Right click on the page with your mouse and choose "Print Page."