Begin by setting up a free ARTstor account ARTstor (if you are off-campus use this ARTstor link) which is required in order to access much of the functionality of the system. When logged in you'll have access to your "image groups" which is where you can group and save images. The groups are stored on the server and anytime you logon to ARTstor you'll be able to see the image groups you've already created and the images you've loaded to the groups. Image groups can be viewed as slideshows online and can be downloaded into the Offline Image Viewer software in order to view the slideshow offline.
- Incorporate Vivarium Images into a Slideshow
- Incorporate PowerPoint presentations into a Slideshow
- Personal Collections
- Uploading to Personal Collections via Offline Image Viewer
Incorporate Vivarium Images into a Slideshow
See the Vivarium Tutorials page for a demonstration of this process.
To integrate images from Vivarium or any individually produced image into a presentation from ARTstor use the Offline Image Viewer. If you have Instructor Privileges you could also use Personal Collections to incorporate Vivarium images into an offline slideshow or an Image Group so that the slideshow could be viewed online.
- Capture the images from Vivarium (consult Vivarium's help page describing the image toolbar for information on "clipping" and saving images) and in the Offline Image Viewer use "Insert" and "Local Image(s)..." to load the image to the offline viewer.
- Add metadata from Vivarium by right-clicking on the image thumbnail in the Offline Image Viewer's Image Palette and choosing "Edit Image Data." Once the Edit Object Data screen is displayed the relevant metadata from Vivarium can be copied and pasted into the appropriate fields in the Offline Image Viewer.
- Please note that panning and zooming will work with the imported images as well as the ARTstor images when selecting to "view image palette presentation."
Incorporate PowerPoint presentations into a Slideshow
PowerPoint presentations can be loaded to the Offline Image Viewer in order to view PowerPoint slides alongside ARTstor images offline.
The slides will be added to the Slide Sorter and the slides can be edited in the Slide Editor.
- To view a slideshow of the slides only select "View Slide Presentation " from the "View" menu. To include images alongside the PowerPoint slides first create customized slides of the images then select "View Slide Presentation."
If you have Instructor Privileges you can load up to 1000 MB of your own images or MP3 audio files to ARTstor. These images or audio files can be made available to the whole institution or restricted for your use only. By loading to your personal collection you can use your images side-by-side with ARTstor images. You can include your images, or Vivarium images, in your image groups and online slideshows. ARTstor’s Personal Collections Online Help has detailed instructions about how to load, categorize, and notate images. Instructions on loading via the Offline Image Viewer are included below. Note that the following file types are allowed: MP3, JPG/JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP and PNG and each user is given 1000 MB of storage.
Once you've loaded, categorized, and notated your images you can view them by closing the "Personal Collection Administration" window and returning to the ARTstor home page. On the right-hand side of the ARTstor page (when you're signed in) you'll see:
which allows you to browse the images in your collection.
Upload to Personal Collections via Offline Image Viewer
You can upload to your Personal Collection using the Offline Image Viewer. Begin by importing your images (or Vivarium images) or PowerPoint slides into the Offline Image Viewer. From the File menu choose to "upload all slides" if you have prepared slides in the Slide Sorter to load to your personal collection:
You will be prompted for your ARTstor username/password and can either "check space" to verify that you have enough space left in your personal collection for the slides or you can simply "upload" to your personal collection.
You can also choose to "Upload selected image(s)" from the Image Palette: