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Using Artstor

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.

PowerPoint

Downloading a group of images directly into PowerPoint is easy:

  1. Register for an Artstor account: To download anything from Artstor you must first log in to your registered account. 
  2. Save images into an image group: Create a group of images: 
  • Search for the images you need
  • Open the detail page for an image. Click the [+] button on the right to save the image to a group. Enter a name for your image group (“AH101 Final Presentation”), create one or more tags (for example “Presentations” or “AH101”), select your sharing permissions (private or everyone at your institution--you likely want to select private) and click save.
  • Search for additional images you’d like to include, and add them to the same image group.
  • Use the “reorder” button to drag and drop the images into the order needed for your presentation.

3. Download your image group to PowerPoint:

  • Open your group by going to the home page and opening “groups” under the browse menu, then selecting your group. Depending on the privacy settings you selected it will be saved under either the “private” or “institutional” heading.
  • Click “download” just above the image thumbnails on the left. You can download as a PowerPoint presentation or a .zip file.

PowerPoints created in Artstor include one image per slide with the image data in the notes field. Clicking on an image when the PowerPoint is in presentation mode will open the image's detail page at library.artstor.org, allowing you to zoom and show details of the image.

You can share a link to the images in your presentation by opening the presentation, and going to Share > Generate image group link.

Below is a short video about how to download an image to Powerpoint.