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Special instructions for downloading licensed TIFF image files:
1. Downloading a TIFF image may take quite a long time, depending
on the speed
of your internet connection, as the image file can be quite large.
2. Click on the
in our e-mail for the TIFF file you would like to download. If you
see a list of images, click on the link for each image file in turn.
3. Assuming that
your web browser is unable to display TIFF images, when you see a dialog box
asking what you want to do with the file,
- Click the "Save file" button and save the TIFF image file on your desktop.
4. If you instead you get an error message after clicking on the image
link in the e-mail:
- open your browser (such as Internet Explorer)
- copy the link from the
e-mail between but not including "<" and ">" and
paste this address into the browser's "address" box
- then hit
return or click "go"
- if you get an error message from the browser,
such as "404 not found":
- make sure you are copying the entire <URL> between (but
not including) the "<" and
the ">" characters into your browser
- make sure that you get
it all, including the .tiff or .tif at the end
- many e-mail programs
break up long internet addresses by putting a return character in the
- if so, after you copy the long link to your browser
you will also need to remove the extra return or space character(s),
etc. that are
breaking up the
it to work. For example, remove "%0A" (the line break character)
or "%20" (the space character) from the URL in your browser
if it appears. (Alternatively,
you could copy a multiline link line by line to the browser, i.e.,
piece by piece, just copying the visible characters, to
avoid copying extra non-printing characters that are not part of the
5. If the image appears in a browser window, then try ONE of the
- On the PC: Right-click
on the image and choose "Save Target As" or "Save
- On the Mac: While
down the "CTRL" key, click on the image, and select "save
image to desktop" [or
OPTION-click on the link instead, and, if asked, choose "Download
Image to Disk"]
- Choose "Save As" from the FILE menu; or,
- Open the disk cache folder
used by your browser and move (drag) the downloaded image from the disk
cache used by your browser to your desktop.
6. When the download finishes
decide what application you want to use to view it.
7. Open the application which you will use to view the image file, such
as Photoshop, etc.
8. From this application, open, import, or place the TIFF
image file as needed.
9. Please note that 19th stereoviews are about 3 1/2" square albumen photographic prints from collodion glass plate negatives which due to the image size and early photographic technology used have limited resolution, so for the best display appearance it is important to choose a reasonable magnification that is appropriate to the distance from which the images will be viewed.
10. If you still can't download the licensed image, send
us an e-mail explaining
exactly what you did and what problem you encountered.
Best of luck with your project.
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