Open the Image Viewer

Double click the image thumbnail you wish to view. The Image Viewer window will open. Please note: the most common reason the Image viewer fails to load is a pop-up blocker is enabled. Please see our help section on disabling your pop-up blockers.


Image Viewer Tools

Zoom and pan

The first row of icons in the Image Viewer footer provide tools for analyzing the image.

Icons_zoomThe first group of icons will allow you to zoom in and out of images, and reset them once you are finished analyzing them.

Click Icon_zoom_in (the zoom-in button) to see more detail in an image. You are able to zoom-in to the image until you are viewing the image at its Actual Size, when the percentage under the Thumbnail Map reads “100.0%.”

Click Icon_zoom_out(the zoom-out button) to back out of an enlarged image.

Click Icon_reset(the reset button) to return a zoomed or rotated image to its original state.

Icons_modesThe second group of icons provide additional modes to manipulate the image in the Image Viewer window with you mouse.

When Icon_mode_zoom (the zoom mode) is selected, you can zoom-in by clicking anywhere in the image with your mouse. You can zoom-out by pressing the Ctrl- (or ) key and clicking into the image. You are able to zoom-in to the image until you are viewing the image at its Actual Size, when the percentage under the Thumbnail Map reads “100.0%.” Zoom-in and the Zoom-out buttons.

When Icon_mode_pan (the pan mode) is selected, you can move the zoomed-in image by clicking anywhere on the image and dragging your mouse in any direction. Please note: you will need to zoom into the image before the you can select the Pan Mode.

When icon_rotate (the rotate mode) is selected, you can rotate the image up to 360 degrees by clicking into the image and dragging your mouse to the right to rotate the image clockwise. You can reset the image to its original orientation by clicking the reset button.

Thumbnail map

The thumbnail map is located in the bottom right corner of the Image Viewer window. It will display a red box indicating where you are within the full image while you are viewing zoomed details.
  • Click and drag the red box around the thumbnail map to pan to different areas of the image.
  • The number beneath the image in the thumbnail map indicates what percentage of the image’s actual size you are currently viewing. When the number reads “100.0%,” this means that you are viewing the image in its actual size and you cannot zoom-in any further.

Display Options

Side-by-side comparisons

To view two images at once on the screen for comparison purposes you need to open each image in the Image Viewer at the default, half-screen size.

  1. From thumbnail view, double-click an image to open the Image Viewer. If you have not already, you may need to disable popup blockers. If the image viewer opens at full-screen, simply click Icon_window_min(the minimize button) in the bottom center of the Image Viewer window, to set the image to half-screen.
  2. Return to the thumbnails window and open the second image in the Image Viewer. This second Image Viewer will open on the opposite side of the screen as the first Image Viewer.
  3. In the Shared Shelf Commons navigation bar click Display options > Bring image windows to front. You may also right- (or Control-) click anywhere on the Thumbnail Page and then select the “Bring image windows to front” option from the resulting shortcut menu.
  4. Both Image Viewer windows will appear side-by-side in front of the Thumbnail Page. You have access to the full functionality of the Image Viewer (zoom, pan, print, etc.).

Show/hide data

The icons for various display options are located in the footer of the Image Viewer, directly underneath the image analysis icons (zoom, pan, rotate, etc.), and to the left of the navigation arrows.

Click Icon_data_show(the show data icon) to display descriptive information about the image that you are viewing.

Click Icon_data_hide(the hide data icon) to hide this information.

Click Icon_list(the list image titles icon) to open a window that lists, by title, all of the images in the currently displayed collection category, Image Group, or set of search results. Click on the desired title to open an image in the Image Viewer. If you would prefer to view the images sequentially, use the navigation arrows to the right of this icon.

Click Icon_captions_hide(hide captions option) to hide the caption for presentation or testing purposes

Click Icon_captions_show(show captions options) to restore the information.

Click Icon_report_error (report an error option) to notify Artstor directly should you find any errors in the image that you are viewing you. This will launch a web form to fill out and submit to User Services.

Maximize/minimize window

Click Icon_window_max(the maximize window icon) to maximize the Image Viewer window to full-screen.

Click Icon_window_min(the minimize window icon) to resize the window back to the half-screen size.

Group Navigation

Use the Icons_nav (navigational arrows) in the lower right corner of the window to scroll through images in the set.

Click Icon_list (the list image titles icon) to move to another image, out of an image group’s sequential order. This will open a new window that allows you to select the desired image from a list of titles.