Tech Tips

Artstor Digital Library + VRC Teaching Collection = One Simple Search

The WCDA VRC Teaching Collection, an ever-growing custom collection of over 40,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the Williams College Art Department, is now fully integrated with the Artstor Digital Library.  One-stop image shopping has arrived! Simply perform a search in the Artstor Digital Library and the VRC Teaching Collection images appear at the

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Download ARTstor Groups of up to 150 Images

In addition to downloading image groups to PowerPoint, ARTstor’s latest feature now allows for bulk downloading of up to 150 images in a group to a zip file. See the short how-to video.

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Browsing Tips for the 1.6 Million Images in ARTstor

How does one begin to replicate the accidental discovery of new images in the slide drawer when using ARTstor?  If one does not have a specific image in mind, how does one even begin to tackle a daunting 1.6 million images?  Check out this post on the ARTstor Blog for tips on new ways to

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Presentation Software Alternatives

Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint?  Most of us are aware of the nearly perfect fit of the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for art history presentations.  Want to work mobile?  Take a more experimental less linear approach?  Prezi along with four other PowerPoint alternatives are reviewed in this PC World article.  While most are

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OIV Now Compatible with Mac OS 10.8

A new version of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 is now available for download. This version includes all the features of the previous release. Log in to your ARTstor account Click Tools > Download offline presentation tool > and accept the Terms & Conditions of Use

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ARTstor OIV Not Yet Compatible with Mac 10.8

Please be aware that ARTstor OIV presentation software is not yet compatible with the new Mac operating system OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. ARTstor is currently researching the changes required and will update the OIV system requirements page when a new version is available. Dual monitor, wide-screen Mac and PC workstations are available in the VRC for

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Extend Your ARTstor Remote Access

Remote access to ARTstor is available off-campus using your standard ARTstor log-in for 120 days.  Are you going to be away for longer than four months?  Contact the VRC staff and we can extend your remote access period by 30 days.  And no worries — there’s no need to divulge your top-secret password!

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Troubleshooting for Classroom Projection

It’s quick, easy, and straight to the point. Use our newly created troubleshooting guide for glitch-free projection.  

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Are Your ARTstor OIV Presentations Growing Unwieldy?

Just prior to presenting, select the option to save as a “Read-Only Slide Presentation” .shw or Show file. This removes the extra baggage of the image palette from your file. Just be sure to save your original .prs file as your master copy and place to make future edits.

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Elegant PowerPoints?!

Abrupt transitions can be visually jarring during a lecture. A smoother transition respects the aesthetic import of your images. If you use black backgrounds, try applying the Fade Through Black transition at slow or medium speeds in the Animations menu.

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