Connecting to UCL IMAGESTORE
In the address bar of your favourite web browser type:
At the login box on the right hand side of your screen type in your UCL Username and UCL Password – these are the same details that you use for UCL email etc.
As a first time user you should be aware of the “Terms and Conditions” of using this system. Particularly, how and where you can use the files that are stored within UCL Imagestore. Please note that by logging in to the system you have agreed to abide by these “Terms and Conditions”. Click on the link to read and print the details.
If you tick the box to “Remember me on this computer”, your browser can save the details. UCL Imagestore does not hold your UCL Username and UCL Password. Authentication is via UCL Information Systems services. It would be good practice only to tick this box if using a computer belonging to yourself or only accessible by you.
Once you have done this, click ”Log in.”
UCL Imagestore is a series of archives; the default archive is set to “UCL Portico” as images of the Wilkins building are the most requested. The image grid is set to 2 rows of 4 columns, if you have the luxury of a large monitor you can change the grid size by hovering over VIEW > GRID SIZE > COLUMN > ROW. A little experimentation is needed to set this to your screen size.
To view or gain further information about an image, click on the icon in the top right hand corner of a thumbnail. For a PREVIEW of an image, go VIEW > PREVIEW. The screen will change and here you can see a larger version of the image along with description, keywords and file size information. Clicking on the PREVIOUS | NEXT BUTTONS in the upper right hand corner of your screen will allow you to scroll through the archived images. If you like a particular image click on ADD TO ALBUM in the upper left hand side of your screen. You will be asked to CREATE NEW ALBUM or ADD TO EXISTING ALBUM.
If you want to see a higher quality version of the image, click on the box in the upper middle of the screen SIZES - DEFAULT SIZE. Here you can choose from a number of sizes, which allow you to use the images in a variety of ways – Web, PowerPoint and Word (or similar word processing program). Choose your preferred size and then either right-click (on a PC) or Ctrl-click (on a Mac) and save the image to your local machine.