Presenting with Artstor: An Overview
The Artstor Digital Library has a number of tools that will help you create presentations for classes and conferences.
The best way to use Artstor images in presentations is to register for a user account, save your images into an image group, and then download them to PowerPoint. The resulting PowerPoint file will have one image per slide, with the image metadata in the notes field. If you click an image on a slide while in presentation mode, it will open it in the image viewer in Artstor Digital Library so you can zoom in on details.
You can also use the Offline Image Viewer (OIV), a software client for presenting Artstor images without an internet connection, or the image viewer directly in the Digital Library.
Downloading images from Artstor Digital Library directly into PowerPoint is easy! Here's how:
No time for a PowerPoint? Use the image viewer!
The Image Viewer allows you to move through images, zoom, pan and rotate images while presenting, play multimedia files, and set up your screen to do side-by-side comparisons. To present with the Image Viewer, you will need to be using a computer that is connected to the Internet and able to access the Digital Library, either because you are connected to your campus network or you’re logged in using remote access.
Using Image Viewer tools to present:
Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
Artstor has developed an alternative presentation software called the Offline Image Viewer (OIV), a software client that must be downloaded locally. OIV allows users to download large images from the Digital Library to create digital slide show presentations that feature side-by-side comparisons, zooming and panning, and the ability to customize text on the slides. The OIV enables instructors to give reliable classroom presentations using both high-resolution Artstor images and local content without being connected to the Internet.
OIV is available to any Artstor user with a registered user account. To begin using it, you must download and install OIV on your computer. To install OIV you’ll need to be connected to the Internet and logged in to the Digital Library, but once it’s installed, you can use the OIV offline. You will need to re-authenticate the OIV every 120 days.