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Saving Single Images in ARTstor

  • Double click on the individual image you would like to save.
  • Select the Save Icon located in the lower right corner of the individual image.
  • Save the file to your specified location (see Saving Preferences box).
  • Open the folder where the image has been saved, open PowerPoint, and drag the image into your presentation.

Saving Preferences

It is important to know where your computer is saving the files that you download before you begin.

  • Internet Explorer:  Once you begin the saving process, you will have the option to save the file to a location of your choosing.  When the initial box opens, select "Save" instead of "Open." This will open a "Save As" box and you can choose the location where the file is sent. 
  • Firefox: Navigate to the Options from the upper left dropdown menu. On the General tab below "Downloads" there is a "Save file to" option that allows you to browse and select a folder, or you can select to always be asked where to save files.
  • Chrome: Click the wrench icon on the browser toolbar. Select Options (or Preferences on a Mac). Click the "Under the Hood" tab and scroll down to the "Downloads" section to select where files are saved.
  • Safari: Navigate to the Preferences menu. On the General tab there is a “Save downloaded files to” option where you can browse and select the location where files are saved.

Digital Image Standards

For a general guide to get started, consult University of Reading's Understanding Digital Images.

When creating your own digital image scans for use in PowerPoint or another presentation tool, these are the general guidelines we recommend:

Scan the image at 300dpi and save it as a TIFF file. This is your "archival" copy from which you can create smaller images to use in presentations. Do not load TIFF files into PowerPoint or other presentation software program. Open the file in an image-editing software program such as Photoshop and resize the image so it is 1024pxls on the long side. Save as a JPEG. Now the image can be loaded into PowerPoint, ARTstor's On-Line Image Viewer or other presentation tool.

If you want to make additional slides of details, go back to your original TIFF file and create the detail from that scan.

For additional information on standards for digitizing various materials including audio and video, consult the CDL Guidelines.

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