Share This!

What’s the easiest way to share images from LUNA and ARTstor?
Create a link.
LUNA‘s Share This feature creates a link for whatever you’re looking at: one image, a group of images, search results, or even a presentation. Just click Share This in the window you want to share. Copy the link and paste into an email or Chalk. For details, see LUNA Help.


ARTstor has a similar feature. Select the image thumbnail or view the image group you want to share. Click Generate image url in the Share menu. For full details, see ARTstor Help.

Automated Aesthetic Judgments

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James Z. Wang, associate professor of information sciences and technology, is one of the principal researchers on the Aesthetic Quality Inference Engine (ACQUINE), a system that judges the aesthetic quality of digital images. Wang said this tool is a significant first step in recognizing human emotional reaction to visual stimulus.

ACQUINE, which has been in development since 2005 and was launched in April 2009, can be found online at Users can upload their own images for rating or test the system by providing a link to any image online. The system provides an aesthetic rating within seconds. more…

Why doesn’t my laptop show up on the projector?

If you are sure everything is connected correctly, and you have turned on the laptop only after everything else is connected and turned on, you may need to use a keyboard command to tell the laptop something is connected to its external output port. Below is a fairly comprehensive list of keyboard commands as provided by the manufacturers, compiled by Extron Electronics and edited by United Visual:

ARTstor Training Sessions


Looking for digital images for your papers, presentations or art history tests? ARTstor contains nearly one million images gathered from museums, universities, libraries, and the U of C’s Visual Resources Collection.
ARTstor for Undergrads

  • Where: Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 157
  • When: Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 2:00 – 2:30pm
  • Description: In this brief session, you’ll learn ARTstor essentials: how to find, print, save, and cite images and how to access course folders. Bring your laptop to follow along during the session.

ARTstor for Faculty and Graduate Students

  • Where: Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 153
  • When: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
    3:00-4:15pm: Teaching with ARTstor
    4:30-5:15pm: Presenting with ARTstor
  • Description: More than a repository of digital images, ARTstor offers simple pedagogical tools that resonate with today’s visual learners. Learn how to build, present and share your lectures in ARTstor. Prefer PowerPoint or KeyNote? Learn how to download ARTstor images for use in other presentation tools. Bring your laptop to follow along during the session.


LUNA, the VRC’s new Web-based image delivery system, is now available with over 165,000 images.


LUNA allows you to search image collections, manipulate images, and create image-based presentations ideal for classroom and professional use. Zoom in and crop high-resolution images and quickly share your content as a hyperlink. Individual images can also be exported to other presentation software, such as PowerPoint and Keynote.

Click here to learn more.