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The Libris Photoshelter page can resolve many issues quickly.

How to find an image using search

Find files by clicking Galleries in the top navigation (and then using the left navigation to travel through nested levels). Or, use the Search function in the top navigation to look for a specific image. The photo database combs caption information and keywords.

If you choose the Search function, enter your search term(s) using the Keywords box. The photo database indexes the information found in the filename plus file IPTC metadata like Description/Caption, Title, Keywords, City, State and Country.

Don't forget to enter your search parameters. The search is an "AND" search and will require all the fields you list to present results. If the search doesn't return results, try entering fewer fields or toggling the Find Results field at the bottom of the page.

Search tips

  • 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
  • To refine your search further, click "Refine Search" at the top left corner after the results of a search are displayed

Viewing and downloading files

Please note: your ability to download certain size files might be limited for your login (or the password you were given).

Once you've found the image you want, click on its thumbnail to view it. From the single file view, you'll be able to see more information about the file, such as filename, copyright, file size, caption and keyword.

To download an individual file, click the Download icon on the bottom right of the Gallery thumbnail view or the single file view. Then, select the size of the file you'd like to download.

Batch downloads:

You can simultaneously download multiple files from the thumbnail view:

  • Click Download in the lower right corner. 
  • Select the individual files you'd like to download, or, click Select All at the bottom left to download everything in the gallery.