Step-by-step use of Fredonia Photo Library
The permanent link for this page is www.fredonia.edu/photos/help
Finding the site
Go to www.fredonia.edu/photos
There are two techniques for finding an image to support your project: browsing and searching.
Browsing the site
You may click on the image thumbnails to browse through collections of images by topic.
Each collection with a "folder" icon contains additional collections inside it to help sort and organize content by content type.
Example: I’m working on a Biology webpage and need an image of the students working on research in a lab. I would click on the thumbnail for "Academics.
And then click on the thumbnail for "College of Liberal Arts and Sciences"
And then click on "Biology"
When you reach a gallery-level group of images, you will see rows of photos with filenames and a download button under each image. You may click on the small download button to initiate the download or click on the image to enlarge it for a full screen view.
In the enlarged image view, click on the down arrow button on the top left to download the image.
You'll be presented with a field asking for the download password. (Contact a Marketing Marketing and Communications team member for the password or email email@example.com.) Enter the password.
Your file will download to your computer or device.
After your download completes, click "RETURN TO GALLERY" or the "X" on the right.
To close the enlarged photo view, click the "X" at the top right, or hit the "Escape" key on your keyboard.
To view more details about a photo, click on the small "i" in the top level of the window.
The filename, keywords, and image capture date will appear.
If you click on one of the keywords, the system will do a keyword search on that particular term and show you a collection of images with that keyword.
For example, by clicking on the "microbiology" keyword below,
a filtered view of just microbiology images appears.
Note: The site software doesn't allow us to disable the "Buy Photos" button on keyword search pages. You may disregard the button and download images in the same manner as shown above.
To further explore your browsing, you may click on a related keyword. Here, for example, click on "lab" to view images with that keyword tag.
You may try to refine your keyword search further with a combined term like "graduate student" to find images with "lab" AND "graduate student" identified in their keywords.
Starting with a keyword search
To start with a keyword search, type your term into the search box on the site's homepage. Then click the "SEARCH" button.
A page of thumbnails will review images identified by your search term. If you hover over an image with your mouse, it will enlarge a bit for better viewing. If you click on the image, you can view it full screen and proceed to download or explore further, following the same process as above.
Starting with a date search
You may also browse images by a general time period or by a specific capture date.
Click on "Browse by Date"
Click on a year of interest, or enter a date range and click "browse.
Searching and Browsing tips
- The keywords used by our team can help you look for something if you’re unsure where to begin. Example: you want an image of something happening in Thompson Hall but don’t know where to start. Put the word “Thompson” in the search bar from the main gallery area.
- To navigate in and out of galleries, click on the breadcrumb text (of the preceding collection folder) to go up one level or click on the "home" icon to return to the site homepage.