Searching for images remains mostly the same as before the update. There is a search box on the home page in the upper left side. Beyond the home page, the search box can be found in the upper center of the page.
The big change is that you can now search within your search results. On any search results page, next to the search box, you’ll see a checkbox that reads Search within results Checking this box and then entering a new word or words in the search box will perform that search within your current results. You can keep adding terms to narrow down your results and find the images you need.
The options for filtering your search results are also mostly the same, but are much cleaner and easier to use. On any search results page, along the left hand side you will see the Filtered Search column. There you can filter your results:
Once you have applied a filter you can remove it by clicking the X next to the now highlighted term. You can add or remove several filters at a time, as long as they apply to material in the results.
Artstor no longer uses a pop-up window to allow you to view and explore a full size image. When you find an image that you wish to view in your search results just click the thumbnail once and Artstor will go to a new page with the image viewer and the metadata viewer built in.
On the right hand side you will see the image and tools for exploring it.
Along the right-hand side of the page you’ll see the full metadata for the image as well as some action links.
Link will provide you with a URL that will link directly back to this image. You can email this link or paste it into a web page.
The main area I am sure most of you are worried about are your Image Groups. How to access them, how to add images to them, how to download them, etc.
From the home page there are two ways to get to the list of Image Groups, including yours:
At the top of the Image Groups page you’ll see a row of 5 links next to the heading Browse By. These are the main categories of image groups, along with a search option.
Image groups are displayed in the same fashion in all five categories. Let's examine Private:
When you are viewing one of your image groups, you’ll see the familiar thumbnail view of search results and previous installations. At the top of the images you’ll see the name of the group and to the right you’ll see a list of the applied tags and a description, if you created one. You can view and browse through the images as described previously from search results.
Editing your group will be a little different than before:
The Select link above the thumbnails will allow you to select individual images for either download or reorder.
The Download link is how you will download the images in your group, either as a folder of images or a Power Point presentation.
As mentioned earlier, you can add images to an image group from both the Full Image page and the Search Results/Image Group page.
When on the Full Image page, if you want to add the current image to an image group click the orange + button above the metadata on the right-hand side of the page.
If you are on a search results page, or any image group page, and you want to add one or a selection of images to a group you can do this using the Select button and the Organize menu item.