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Rearrange images
Delete images
Rotate images
Print images
Display data
Edit data
Upload images

Rearrange images

In the Image Palette, use your mouse to drag and drop image(s) to rearrange their order. You can move individual images or multiple images.

Individual images

  1. Click on an image to select it.
  2. Hold down your mouse button as you drag the thumbnail to a new position. As you drag your mouse, a thumbnail placeholder will appear as a narrow line of color (green), indicating the space between thumbnails.
  3. Release the mouse button to drop the image into the new location, as indicated by the green placeholder.

Multiple images

  1. Use the Shift or Ctrl (or Command icon) key when clicking on thumbnails.
  • For consecutive images, click on a thumbnail, press the Shift key, and then click on a second image. All of the images in between these two thumbnails will be selected.
  • For non-consecutive images, click on a thumbnail, press the Ctrl (or Command icon) key, and then click on a second image. Only those two thumbnails will be selected. You may continue to select non-consecutive images by holding down the Ctrl (or Command icon) key while clicking on additional thumbnails.
  1. Release the Shift or Ctrl (or Command icon) key and hold down your mouse button as you drag the images into a new position. As you drag your mouse, a thumbnail placeholder will appear as a narrow line of color (green), indicating the space between thumbnails.
  2. Release the mouse button to drop the images into the new location, as indicated by the green placeholder.

Quick Tips

  • If you need to expand the Image Palette to work with the images, click on the “Maximize window” iconOIV Image palette Max in the upper right corner of the pane. To minimize the Image Palette again, click back on the “Restore window” icon OIV Image palette Max.
  • You may drag and drop images from one OIV presentation to another.
    1. While you are working within one OIV presentation, open another by going to the “File” toolbar menu and selecting the “New” option. A second instance of the OIV will open, which you can use to open an existing presentation or start a new one.
    2. In the Image Palette of the first presentation, select the images that you wish to copy to the second presentation. To select multiple images, use the Shift or Ctrl (or Command icon) key when selecting images. Once you have make your selections, release the Ctrl (or Command icon) or Shift key.
    3. Hold down your mouse button as you drag the image(s) from the first presentation into the Image Palette of the second presentation.
    4. Release the mouse button to drop the image(s) into the second presentation.
  • You may use the drag and drop technique to import local images directly into the Image Palette, e.g. from your Desktop into the Image Palette. For another method of adding local images to the Image Palette, please see: Importing local images.

Delete images

  1. Right- (or Control-) click on the desired image in the Image Palette. You may also select multiple images with the Shift or Ctrl- (or Command icon) keys before right- (or Control-) clicking with your mouse.
  2. Then, click on the “Delete image(s)” option in the resulting keyboard shortcut. You may also simply press the “Delete” key on your keyboard.
  3. A new window will open, prompting you to confirm the deletion. Click on the “Yes” button to complete the process.

Please note, if you used the images that you wish to delete in presentation slides, deleting these images from the Image Palette will also delete them from those slides. In this case, a message window will pop up, asking you to confirm whether you would like to proceed with the deletion. Click on the “Yes” button to continue.

Rotate images

You may rotate or flip the orientation of any image in the Image Palette. OIV will generate a copy of the transformed image, while preserving the original image, as well.

  1. Use your mouse to select the desired image.
  2. Click on the “Rotate” icon OIV Image Rotate. You may also right- (or Control-) click with your mouse and select the “Rotate” option from the shortcut menu.
  3. In the drop-down menu that appears, use your mouse to select one of the following options:
  • Click on “Rotate 90 degrees” to rotate your image 90 degrees to the right.
  • Click on “Rotate 180 degrees” to rotate your image 180 degrees to the right.
  • Click on “Rotate 270 degrees” to rotate your image 270 degrees to the right.
  • Click on “Flip horizontally” to flip the orientation of your image horizontally, creating a mirror image.
  • Click on “Flip vertically” to flip the orientation of your image vertically, creating an upside-down version.
  1. The transformed copy will appear as a thumbnail next to the original image in the Image Palette. You may now use this flipped or rotated copy as you would a normal image.

Print images

You may print individual images or the entire Image Palette…

Individual images

  1. Use your mouse to select the desired image(s) in the Image Palette. To select multiple images, hold down the Ctrl (or Command icon) key while clicking on multiple selections. To select several adjacent images, click on the first thumbnail, press the Shift key, and then click on the last image in the sequence.
  2. After making your selections, right- (or Control-) click with your mouse and select the “Print selected image(s)” option from the shortcut menu.
  3. A new window will appear, displaying several print-out templates, whether a single image with data per page, multiple images with data per page, 9 images per page, or 12 images per page.
  4. Click on the desired template and then click on the “OK” button to begin printing your images.
  5. Your computer’s print dialog should appear automatically. From here, you may follow the normal steps that you take to print items from your computer.

Entire Image Palette

  1. Click on the “File” toolbar button.
  2. Click on the “Print” option, and then slide your mouse to the right to select the “Palette images…” option.
  3. A new window will appear, displaying several print-out templates, whether a single image with data per page, multiple images with data per page, 9 images per page, or 12 images per page. Click on the desired template.
  4. Click on the “OK” button to begin printing your images.
  5. Your computer’s print dialog should appear automatically. From here, you may follow the normal steps that you take to print items from your computer.

Display data

You may display data in the Image Palette, or for an individual image…

Image Palette data display

There are three options for data display in Image Palette (no data, brief caption, or full data) with corresponding icons in the toolbar at the top of the pane. You may toggle back and forth between these options by clicking on the corresponding icons. These data display options are also available from the “View” toolbar menu, under “Image Palette Display.”

  • To display no data, click on the “Show images only” icon OIV thumb only.
  • To display brief captions beneath the thumbnails, click on the “Show images with captions” icon OIV brief data.
  • To display thumbnails with their data records, click on the “Show images with full data” icon OIV thumb w data.

Individual data record

  1. Right- (or Control-) click on the desired image and select the “Display image data” option. You may also use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) D keyboard shortcut.
  2. A new window will open, displaying a thumbnail of the selected image and its associated data record. The window will also display information about the images, e.g. its size in pixels.
  3. To copy this information, select the text and then use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) C keyboard shortcut. Then, paste the text into another electronic document by using the Ctrl- (or Command icon) V keyboard shortcut.
  4. To print this information, please see: Printing images.
  5. If the image is a local image, you may edit the data fields.

Edit data

You may edit the data record for any local image that you import into OIV. The data records attached to Digital Library images are not editable, but you may display them.

  1. Right- (or Control-) click on the desired image and select the “Edit image data” option. You may also use the Ctrl- (or Command icon) E keyboard shortcut.
  2. A new window open, displaying a thumbnail of the selected image, along with 15 data fields that you may fill in with the appropriate information.These fields include: Title, Creator, Date, Subject, Description, Publisher, Contributor, Type, Format, Identifier, Source, Language, Relation, Coverage, and Rights.
  3. Click into any field to begin keying in new information, or editing existing data.
  • To add additional lines to a field, click on the “+” button to the right of the desired field.
  • To remove a line, click on the red “-” button to the right of the field.
  1. Click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the window to save your changes and close the window.

Upload images

If you have imported local images into OIV, you may upload them to your Personal Collection in the Digital Library. Please note that you must have an Instructor-Level account with a Personal Collection already created in order to upload images from the OIV.

  1. Use your mouse to select the desired image(s) in the Image Palette pane.To select multiple images, hold down the Ctrl (or Command icon) key while clicking on multiple selections. To select several adjacent images, click on the first thumbnail, press the Shift key, and then click on the last slide in the sequence.
    Note: You may only upload local images to your Personal Collection; do not select any Artstor images. Artstor images are differentiated from local images with a pale green highlight.
  2. After making your selections, click on the “Upload selected image(s) to Artstor” iconOIV IP uploaded to Artstor in the upper left corner of the Image Palette pane. You may also right- (or Control-) click with your mouse and select the “Upload selected image(s)” option from the shortcut menu. Another alternative is the Ctrl-Alt-U (or Option Command icon U) keyboard shortcut.
  3. A new window will appear, prompting you to log onto your Artstor account. Enter your email address and password, then, click on the “Next” button. The size of the upload for the selected images will be displayed in the lower left corner of the window.
  4. A new window will appear, displaying the browsing categories that you have created for your Personal Collection. Click on the target location for your uploaded images, whether a category, sub-category, or general Personal Collection.
  • To expand a category, click on the plus sign (+) to the left of the list item.
  • To collapse an expanded category, click on the minus sign (-) to the left of the list item.
  1. Click on the “Upload” button in the bottom right corner of the window.
  2. A new window will open, which will track the progress of your upload. Once the dialog indicates that the upload is “Finished,” click on the “Close” button to exit the window.
  3. You may now log onto your Artstor account to view the newly uploaded images in your Personal Collection. For more information, please see: Using your Personal Collection images.