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Presenting with Artstor: An Overview

Presenting with Artstor: An Overview

ThArtstor 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:

  1. Register for an account: Visit In the upper right hand corner, click "register" and enter your information. You are now a registered user and can now download images and save them into groups for future reference. 
  2. Save images into an image group: Search for the images you need. When you find one, right click it and select "Save selected images to" > "New image group." A new window will open. Enter a name for your image group and click save. You can continue adding images to this group, or create new ones for other projects.
  3. Open your image group: Once you have found all the images you need for your project, go to "Organize" > "Open image group" in the top navigation menu to view the images you have assembled.
  4. Download your image group to PowerPoint: With your image group open, navigate to the menu in the upper right corner under the search box. Click the projector screen icon to download your image group as a .ppt file.
  5. When your file downloads, there will be one image per slide and the image metadata will be located in the notes field. When you have the .ppt open in presenter mode, you can click on an image to open it in the Artstor Digital Library image viewer and zoom to view details.

Image Viewer

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.

Here's how:

  1. Save the images that you wish to present in an image group.
  2. Open your image group so that its contents are displayed on a thumbnail page.
  3. Rearrange images so that they are in the order that you wish to display them in your presentation.
  4. Save any changes that you have made to the group.
  5. Double-click on the first image thumbnail in the group to launch the Image Viewer window. Use the tools provided in the image viewer to present your images.

Using Image Viewer tools to present:

  1.  iconNavArrows (navigational arrows), located in the bottom center of the window to navigate through the images in your presentation. Click iconSheet (list image titles icon), to skip ahead or go back in the image group.
  2. Click iconFullScreen(maximize icon) to expand the window to full-screen. To return to half-screen, click iconMininizeImage (minimize icon).
  3. To compare images, double-click a second image thumbnail in your group to launch a second Image Viewer window. It will open on the opposite side of the screen. For more details see tips for side-by-side comparisons below.
  4. Select iconZoomMode (zoom mode ), and then use your mouse to click into the image, in order to zoom in to details. You may also use iconZoomIn (zoom in icon) and iconMinimizeImage (zoom out icon).
  5. Select iconPan (pan mode), and use your mouse to drag to different areas within the zoomed-in image. You may also click and drag the red selection box in the thumbnail map, located in the lower right corner of the window.
  6. When iconRotate (the rotate mode) is selected, you can rotate the image up to 360 degrees by clicking into the image and dragging your mouse to the right to rotate the image clockwise.
  7. If your image group contains multimedia files, you can play them from the Image Viewer by clicking their qtvr1 QTVR oraudio audio icons.
  8. After zooming and/or panning, restore the image to its original state by clicking iconResetImage (reset icon).

Offline Image Viewer (OIV)

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.

OIV Overview

Installing OIV