Did you know about all the options you have when you view an enlarged thumbnail?
Creative Outlet makes it easy for you to view a larger version of the photo you like by simply clicking the picture. The enlarged thumbnail window includes options such as add notes, save to My Library, print, view related content and view artist portfolio. Let’s take a quick tour of an enlarged thumbnail and its options…
1. First, search for a picture you’re interested in. It might not be “the one,” but it could be among several that would work for your project. For example, if you are designing a Halloween flyer and want to find pictures with people wearing Halloween costumes, you might search “Halloween costumes” and see several images that you’d want to preview.
2. Click on the picture you’re interested in so you can see an enlarged thumbnail.
3. Notice the “add notes” icon next to the image description. Click on the icon, type your image notes (as shown below), and hit “Add.” The notes, who wrote the notes, the day and time will save to that picture. This is helpful when designers at the same newspaper need to know if a particular image was recently used. For example, a designer may have published an veterinary advertisement using a picture of a dog and two weeks later, another designer might be interested in using the same picture for a pet store advertisement. The notes option helps creative teams avoid using the same picture more than once.
4. The “view related” icon, next to the “add notes” icon, is useful when you want to view other content that contains the image. This is helpful to show you how the picture could be used.
5. The “print” icon, next to the “view related” icon, is an easy and quick way for you to print the image instantly from your preview. Simply click the icon, select your desired settings and hit print.
6. Notice to the right of the image thumbnail, you have the option to download various file sizes. Choose CMYK if you plan to print the image and RGB if you plan to publish it online or in presentations. Some sizes might be too big or too small, depending on the medium of your project. Therefore, these file size options are helpful so that you don’t waste time resizing images using other programs. The icon to the far right that looks like a file box, makes it easy for you to save the image of a particular size to your My Library.
7. Towards the bottom right corner of the image thumbnail window, there is a list of keywords. These are all the keywords associated with the image. Under this list, is a “View Artist Portfolio” icon. Click the icon to view all content submitted by the artist of your image thumbnail.