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All About ARTstor: Using Images

This guide will show users how to perform basic functions in the ARTstor database.

Why create an ARTstor account?

There are several benefits to creating a registered user account for ARTstor including:

  • Access to advanced tools
  • Digital remote access for 120 days (after which you will have to log in again through your institution to verify that you still belong with that institution)
  • Access to the digital library regardless of being connected through your campus
  • Access shared folders
  • Save and organize images into image groups
  • Create a customized profile
  • Export image groups in batches using export to PowerPoint feature

Viewing Images

Clicking on an image will display a high-res copy with all descriptive data. One of the best reasons to use ARTstor are its high-quality images (all of which can be downloaded) and complete descriptive data, including, usually, medium, dimensions and location.

screenshot of full size image from ARTstor


  • Clicking on any part of the image will zoom in. 
  • Hover over the image to display a plus sign icon to zoom in, a minus sign icon to zoom out, and a square icon to reset
  • Buttons to link, download, print and add image to group (plus sign) are located at the upper right of the screen.
    • ​You will need to create an account in ARTstor to download images or save them to an image group.
    • Links to images will need to be altered to be accessible from off campus. Add the following text to the beginning of the url to make it accessible from off-campus:
      Example of an off-campus accessible image link: