You can browse to find the files you are looking for by clicking Galleries in the top navigation (and then, use the left navigation to travel up and down through nested levels), or, use the Search function to look for a specific image.
Browse the Portal
Click Galleries on the top navigation bar.
if you click "Galleries" in the top navigation you will potentially see two groupings of files:
- Publicly Visible: If you are not logged in, you will only see galleries that are publicly accessible (above). These are files accessible to anybody that views this website. You don't need a login or password to see these files. You could share a hyperlink with a third-party and they could see these files, too.
- Invited Galleries: If you've logged in via the Login page, you will also see a folder called Invited Galleries (below). Files inside this area have been shared with a limited number of people like yourself. You must be logged in to see this in the left pane after clicking "Galleries" in the top navigation.
You can click through the folder (Collection) structure on the left to find specific files, or, click the thumbnail icons in the center pane to enter that Collection or Gallery.
Search the Portal
The file search allows you to search by keywords, date, location and more.
- Click Search on the Portal navigation bar.
- Enter your search parameters. The search is an "AND" search and will require all the fields you list to present. If the search doesn't return results, try entering fewer fields or toggling the Find Results field.
The Keywords box is where you type your search term(s). Libris indexes the information found in the filename plus file IPTC metadata like Description/Caption, Title, Keywords, City, State and Country.
Use the following search operators to optimize your searches:
Use "&" to find files that contain both words: image & photo
Use "|" to find files that contain either word: image | photo
Use "-" to find files that contain "image" but not "photo": image -photo
Use "(" and ")" to group parts of the search: (photo | photograph) image
Use quotes to match a phrase: "the best photo"
All of these may be combined: "the best photo" & (portrait | travel) photographer
Search results will appear on the next screen in order of date taken (most recent first) by default.
NOTE: You can only download individual files from search results on the Portal if you have logged in as an Invited User.
To refine your search further, click "Refine Search" at the top left corner.
Whether browsing or searching, the next step is to download files.