This means that they can be used for commercial or personal purposes, with an acknowledgement of the original source (Wellcome Library, London). All of the images from our historical collections can be used free of charge.
The images can be downloaded in high-resolution directly from the Wellcome Images website for users to freely copy, distribute, edit, manipulate, and build upon as you wish, for personal or commercial use. The images range from ancient medical manuscripts to etchings by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Francisco Goya.
Below please find a partial list of image and online research resources that are impacted by this week’s federal government shutdown. We will continue to add to this list as more information is available.
Resources currently offline:
Library of Congress, including Prints & Photographs Catalog, Subject Authority Files, and the American Memory Project
NASA, including the NASA image exchange
Institute of Education Sciences
National Park Service
The following sites are currently still available online, though they may not be updated during the shutdown:
Artsy recently announced the launch of Artsy Education and the ability to download 25,000+ open-access images.
Powered by The Art Genome Project, Artsy is a free website with a library of 50,000+ images from 650+ museum, nonprofit, and gallery partners, social media tools for telling stories about art, and e-commerce functionality to facilitate gallery sales and institutional fundraising.
More information about downloading images from Artsy is available here.
The Art Institute announced Wednesday that it’s the first museum in the world to create a free “indoor GPS app” to make art more accessible to locals, out-of-towners and those who simply can’t find their way around a Degas painting or a Rodin sculpture.
The app provides customized tours that take guests on journeys through the museum. Tours are organized by occasions (such as a first date, family outing), theme (Chicago artists, fashion in art, etc.) and collections (American folk art, contemporary art, African art). Tours are also organized by time, whether guests plan on spending an entire day or just a few hours.
Are you trying to add labels to maps, charts, drawings, or other images in Photoshop? Are you finding it impossible to change the background color of your text box?
If so, that’s because it is impossible! Photoshop does not have this functionality. There is a workaround, however, if you’d like to continue working with your image in Photoshop:
First, create your text box by selecting the “T” tool from your Photoshop Toolbox.
You can change the size, style, and color of your font from the top menu.
Next, find your Rectangle Tool. It may be hidden behind a tool that looks like a forward slash (/). To switch tools, mouse over the / icon and hit control, then select the Rectangle Tool.
Using the Rectangle Tool, draw a box around your text. You can adjust the color and opacity from the top menu. If you don’t see an option for opacity at top, you can change the opacity from the layer adjustment tools at right.
You can then send the box you made behind the text by going to Layer > Arrange > Send Backward.
By default, each time you create a new object or text box you will create a new layer. You may want to flatten the image periodically, if you know that you won’t be making further adjustments to some boxes/text. You can also learn more about managing your layers in CS6 by viewing this tutorial.
Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing an upgrade to our systems beginning on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 PM EST and concluding on Sunday, January 27th at 1:00 PM EST. While the upgrade is being performed, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.
During the outage, please consider using LUNA instead for your image needs. If you experience difficulties with ARTstor after 1:00 PM EST on Sunday, try clearing your cache. If that doesn’t work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome back to CWAC! Don’t forget this quarter that the VRC is available to you for all of your digital image needs. This includes introductory or refresher sessions about ARTstor and LUNA image databases (which can be tailored to your research projects), orientation to VRC image scanning services and lab equipment, or sessions on managing and citing images for thesis research. We can conduct these sessions in the classroom, in small groups, or individually. Feel free to email us at email@example.com to set up a session or with any questions.
We hope the quarter is off to a good start!
Above image: Winter at Portland by Allen Tucker (1866-1939), 1907. Image Provider: Metropolitan Museum of Art via ARTstor.