Image groups allow you to save images you’d like to work with later and add a description to that group.  To learn more about image groups, see: Image Groups and Folders Overview.

On this page…
Create an Image Group
Save an Edited Image Group
Rename an Image Group
Delete an Image Group
Open an Image Group
Add Images to an Existing Image Group
Add a Detail of an Image to an Image Group
Moving image groups
Copy an Image Group
Sort Images in an Image Group
Rearrange Images in an Image Group
Delete Images from an Image Group
Create an Image Group Description
Share an Image Group

Create an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Search or browse collections to find images for your group.
  3. Select images by single-clicking image thumbnails. The thumbnail border will change color to indicate your selection. Click again to de-select. Images will be saved to your image group in the order that you select them.
  4. In the navigation menu click Organize > Save selected images to > New image group. Or, you may right- (or Control-) click with your mouse to display a shortcut menu. Right-click Save selected images toNew image group.
  5. A new window will open displaying a list of the folders available to you. Click a folder title to choose a destination for your image group. To expand a folder, click the plus sign (+) next to the folder name. To collapse an expanded folder, click the minus sign (-). Enter a name for your image group (50 characters or less) in the field provided at the bottom of the window. When naming image groups, do not use symbols (e.g., ? /\ <>+ # %) or diacritics (e.g., é å ï ñ ô).
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the window to save your changes. Or, you can click Save & Open button to view your saved group as a page of thumbnails.
  7. To add additional images to this group, repeat steps #1-4.
    • In step 4, click Save selected images to > Existing image group.
    • In the new window that opens, click the plus sign (+) next to a folder title to expand its contents. Then, click the desired image group title.
    • Click Save or Save & Open to save the additional images to the group.

Save an Edited Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group to view the images as thumbnails.
  3. Edit your group, whether adding, rearrangingsorting, or deleting the images.
  4. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Save image group. This option is also available from the right- (or Control-) click shortcut menu.

Rename an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Rename image group.
  4. A window will open, prompting you to enter a new name for your group. Type a new name into the field provided. Do not use symbols (e.g., ? /\ <>+ # %) or diacritics (e.g., é å ï ñ ô) when naming image groups. Also do not use image groups titles that are more than 50 characters long.
  5. Click Rename at the bottom of the window.
  6. A new dialog box will confirm that your image group has been successfully renamed. Click OK.

Delete an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Delete image group.
  4. A new window will open, prompting you to confirm the deletion. Click Delete to complete the process.

Quick tip: If you have registered for Instructor Privileges, there is an alternative method for deleting an Image Group.

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Go to the navigation menu and click Share > Manage folder(s).
  3. A new window will open, displaying a list of your folders. Click the plus sign (+) next to any folder title to expand its contents.
  4. Select the desired image group.
  5. Click Delete at the bottom of the window.
  6. A new window will open, prompting you to confirm the deletion. Click OK to complete the process.

Open an Image Group

1. Login to your Artstor account.

2. From the Search and Browse page, go to the Folders and Image Groups area in the center of the page and click Open.

OR

2A. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Open image group.

OR

2B. 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.

  • A new window will open displaying a list of the folders available to you. Click the plus sign (+) next to a folder title to expand it and display its contents. Click the minus sign (-) to collapse an expanded folder.
  • Click an image group name and then click Open. The dialog box will close and the contents of the selected group will appear as thumbnails.

3. Once an image group has been opened, you will see a “Browse Groups” tab in the image group panel where you can navigate to another image group.

Quick Tip: Open image group in separate window If you are already viewing a page of thumbnail images and you would like to open an image group in a new window rather than on a separate page of thumbnails, check the box next to “Open group in separate window” before clicking Open in step #3 above. This will open the image group in a new window on the right side of the page. You may drag images from search results, collection categories, or other groups directly into this window.

Adding Images to an Existing Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Search or browse  to find images for your group.
  3. Select images by single-clicking image thumbnails. The thumbnail border will change color to indicate your selection. If you select an image in error, click again to de-select. Images will be saved to your image group in the order that you select them.
  4. In the navigation menu click Organize > Save selected images to > Existing image group. Or, you may right- (or Control-) click with your mouse to display a shortcut menu. Right-click Save selected images to> Existing image group.
  5. A new window will open, displaying a list of the folders and existing image groups available to you.
  6. Click the image group title to select a destination for your images and click Save at the bottom of the window to save your changes.

Add a Detail of an Image to an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Search or browse to find images you’d like to add details of to your group.
  3. Double-click the image thumbnail to open it in the image viewer.
  4. Zoom and pan to find the detail you’d like to save.
  5. Click iconSaveToGroup (the save to image group icon) to save an image to your image group.
  6. A new window will open, displaying a list of the folders and existing image groups available to you.
  7. Click the image group title to select a destination for your detail and click Save at the bottom of the window to save your changes.

Moving Image Groups

To move an image group or groups:

  1. Go to Share > Manage folder(s).
  2. Within the window that opens, click on the folder you would like to move.
  3. Drag the image group from the original location and release in the desired location. When moving a group, a green arrow will appear to indicate the group can be located in the section over which you are hovering. The red stop symbol indicates the group cannot be located in that section of the tree.

Copy an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Save image group as… This option is also available from the right- (or Control-) click shortcut menu.
  4. A new window will open, displaying a list of the folders available to you. The current folder location will be displayed by default. If you want to save to a different folder, click the folder title for the desired destination for your copy.
  5. Enter a name for the copied image group into the field provided. Do not use symbols (e.g., ? /\ <>+ # %) or diacritics (e.g., é å ï ñ ô) when naming image groups.
    • If you choose to save the copy into the same folder as the original group you will have to enter a unique name. If you try to enter a name that already exists within the folder, a dialog will open, prompting you to confirm that you want to overwrite that image group with the copy. If you don’t want to do this, simply enter a different name for the copy of the image group.
    • If you choose to save the copy into a different folder you can enter a name identical to the original image group. Or, you may also give the copy a different name, as long as it doesn’t already exist in the target location.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the window to save your copy. Or, you can click Save & Open to view the copy of your image group as thumbnails.

Sort Images in an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. There are three choices for sorting your images: alphabetically by Title, alphabetically by Creator, or chronologically by Date. Select a sorting order from the navigation area in the upper left corner of the page. These options are also available from the Display Options navigation menu, as well as the right- (or Control-) click shortcut menu. Click Sort images by… > and select TitleCreator/Artist, or Date. Choose the desired sort order and the thumbnails in your group will arrange themselves accordingly. A checkmark will appear next to the chosen data sort to indicate that it has been selected.
  4. To un-sort the images, click the sort order marked with the checkmark. The checkmark will disappear and the images will rearrange themselves accordingly.
  5. To select a different sort order, click on the desired sort order and the images will rearrange themselves. A checkmark will appear next to the chosen sort order.
  6. Save your changes to preserve the image sort within your group.

Rearrange Images in an Image Group

  1. Login to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. Click a thumbnail and hold down the mouse button while dragging that image into position. As you drag your mouse, a thumbnail placeholder will appear as a narrow line indicating the space between thumbnails. If you are not able to drag a thumbnail, you may be trying to drag and drop images in an Artstor collection, set of search results, or another user’s image group. Since you do not have write access to these sets of images, you will not be able to drag and drop thumbnails.
  4. Once you have positioned the thumbnail, release your mouse button. The image will drop into place.
  5. Repeat these steps as necessary to rearrange the images in your group. Then, save your changes.
    • If your image group spans more than a single screen, you may view it on a single page to rearrange the images. Go to the navigation menu and click Display Options > Display image group on single page.
    • Your group will open on a single, scrollable page, which you can use to rearrange thumbnails without having to move between multiple pages.
  6. When you are finished, save your changes.

Delete Images from an Image Group

  1. Log in to your Artstor account.
  2. Open your image group.
  3. Select images by single-clicking thumbnail images. The thumbnails will become highlighted in orange. to de-select an image, click the thumbnail again and the highlight will disappear.
  4. Go to the navigation menu and click Organize > Delete selections from image group. Or, you may right- (or Control-) click with your mouse to select the same option from a shortcut menu.
  5. A window will open, prompting you to confirm the deletion. Click Delete to complete the process.
  6. Save your changes.

Create an Image Group Description

Log in to your registered user account and open an image group you created:

From the Search & Browse page, go to the Folders and Image Groups area in the center of the page and click Open.

OR

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

  1. A new window will open displaying a list of the folders available to you. Click the plus sign (+) next to a folder title to expand it and display its contents. Click the minus sign (-) to collapse an expanded folder.
  2. Click an image group name and then click Open. The dialog box will close and the contents of the selected group will appear as thumbnails.
  3. Click Create image group description (located on the left side of the small bar above the thumbnail images).
  4. Enter text in image group description field and click Save.
  5. To close the image group description, click on the minus sign (-) to close the image group description pane.

Share an Image Group

Once you’ve created an image group, you can: print it, download the entire group as JPG files or into a PowerPoint presentation, generate a stable URL to embed in websites or an LMS, save the image group as a Webpage, export it to the Offline Image Viewer, open it on your mobile device, or share it with others at your institution via a folder.