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Using ArtStor at ASU

A guide to Artstor--quality art images for your research

One Page Display

This option is available only when you have opened an image group with more than 15 thumbnails. From the “Display Options” tab, select “Display image group on single page”. This will bring up a new version of the thumbnail page which will display a thumbnail for every image in the group, but no image data. Hence, rather than having to navigate through pages of images, you will be able to view thumbnails of all the images in your group on a single page. You can also re-order your thumbnails in this mode by dragging and dropping.

Changing Image Order

Once you have created an image group, you can rearrange your images by dragging and dropping. The thumbnails are reordered on the screen through a “drag and replace” functionality.

  • Click and drag a thumbnail over the image you wish to replace.
  • Release the mouse.

The moved thumbnail will appear in the position of the replaced thumbnail. The replaced thumbnail will move over to the right or left.

Opening Image Groups

Image Groups that have been created by Instructor level users and made public are available for every Brandeis user who registers with ARTstor.

To open image groups, you can choose from three options. The following instructions are excerpted from the ARTstor Help wiki:

On the Welcome page, go to the Folders and Image Groups area in the center of the page and click Open.


Go to the ARTstor navigation menu and click Organize > Open image group.


Log in to your ARTstor account and go to the My ARTstor area in the upper right corner of the Welcome page. Click My folders & image groups.

More on opening Image Groups (from the ARTstor Help wiki)

Printing Image Groups

The Image Group print preview function allows you to review and print an entire Image Group. This format offers thumbnail copies of the images in the group with choices for displaying the ARTstor data record, the Instructor Commentary, or any Personal Notes associated with the images. The following instructions are excerpted from the ARTstor Help wiki:

  1. Open an image group.
  2. Go to the ARTstor navigation menu and click Share > Print image group > and select:
    • Full record: prints full ARTstor data records
    • Brief record with commentary: prints brief object information (Creator, Title, Date), along with any instructor's commentary
    • Brief record with personal notes: prints brief object information (Creator, Title, Date), along with any personal notes
  3. A new, print-ready browser window will open, containing a header with the title of your group, followed by thumbnails of the images accompanied by their data records.
  4. Go to your web browser's File toolbar menu and select the Print option. You may also use the Ctrl- (orimage:Key command.jpg) P keyboard shortcut.

More printing an image group (from the ARTstor Help wiki)


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