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College Level What is the licensing agreement for?
Davis Art Images digital use agreement is a perpetual license. A perpetual license provides educational institutions the freedom to build and maintain a digital image archive without worrying about recurring fees. The digital use agreement is a simple agreement ensuring that Davis digital images are used for educational purposes via classroom projection and closed network study by enrolled students and faculty. Distance learning is permitted under certain restrictions. The digital use agreement must be signed before sale. Download a copy of the agreement here.

All images are watermarked with Digimarc ImageBridge® watermarking & DigimarcSpider® image tracking.

How will I receive my images?
Digital images are available in three convenient formats—JPEG, TIFF, and Web-Only.

.JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format images are delivered in 3 image sizes:
• Projection: 3000 x 2000 pixels*
• Monitor Screen: 768 x 557 pixels
• Thumbnail: 190 x 138 pixels

*Refer to your projector’s User’s Guide to find projection sizes and distances or our Additional Links (projection-calculator).

.TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) images for college are 3000 x 2000 pixels, at 18+ MB.

JPEG and TIFF images are delivered on CD, DVD, or electronically. DVDs hold more information and will therefore take fewer discs to deliver large quantities of images. School computers must be equipped with DVD-ROMs to run DVDs. Both CDs and DVDs are used to store image files; both CDs and DVDs can be displayed on a television monitor using a DVD player. Electronically delivered files are sent to your email address via YouSendIt.

Web-Only images are accessed on Davis Digital, our web-based platform. Features include customized image tagging, instant web-based slide shows, and sharing with students. Search and order Web-Only images on DavisArtSpace.com. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

If you would like to purchase Web-Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.


I selected electronic delivery. Why haven't I received my order?
Please allow 3-5 days for Davis to process your digital image order. If you still have not received your order, the email with a link to download the files may have been sent to your Spam folder. Please check your Spam folder for the email. Contact Davis at das@davisart.com if you cannot locate the email.

Should I license JPEG, TIFF, or Web-Only format images?
The appropriate file format should be determined by your school’s needs.
  • JPEG images are a compressed file format that allows for easy viewing for projection and online, ideal for use with presentation software. Since they are a compressed file, JPEGs should not be resized.
  • TIFF images are master files used for archival purposes and to make derivative files (such as JPEGs).
  • Web-only images are available on any computer with an internet connection. The images can be organized and displayed directly on Davis Digital. Images purchased as Web-Only cannot be downloaded. Search and order Web-Only images at DavisArtSpace.com.
College-level users should consult their visual resources facility to determine the appropriate format for your institution.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

What are Web-Only images on Davis Digital?
The Davis Art Images archive is now available on Davis Digital, our web-based platform for accessing Davis books and images. The Images section of the platform includes an image search, customized image tagging, instant web-based slide shows, and the ability to share images with students.
  • Discover: Find images by artist, title, culture, material, or Davis Publications textbook.
  • Organize: Tag images with your own keywords to easily group the images you want to use.
  • Display: Use your tagged images to create instant web-based slide shows. Sort the images as needed, adjust the background color, and set the timing of the presentation.
  • Share: Your tagged images can also be shared with students and teachers at your school through Davis Digital.
Order Web-Only images on Davis Digital for $2.50 each. If you would like to purchase Web Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.

Web-only images are available on any computer with an internet connection. The images can be organized and displayed directly on Davis Digital. Images purchased as Web-Only cannot be downloaded.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.


What comes with the images?
Digital images are accompanied by complete metadata. This information includes:
  • artist or culture
  • artist dates
  • title
  • date
  • size
  • medium
  • city (architecture only)
  • country of origin
  • museum collection
  • accession number
This information is delivered in an Excel file, providing easy integration into any management system.

What are the system requirements?/How do I view the material?

Requirements:


JPEG and TIFF:
  • Any Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer
  • A CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive
  • An Internet Browser (Internet Explorer®)
  • Spreadsheet program (Excel is preferred)
  • An image editing program* (Adobe® Photoshop®)
* Optional: Helpful with image resizing.

Web-Only
  • A web browser and an internet connection
Recommendations for JPEG and TIFF:
  • Video card that can handle thousands of colors (millions is preferred) for optimal image quality
  • At least 32 MB of RAM (more is preferable)
  • Monitor resolution of at least 800 x 600 (1024 x 760 preferred)
Images can be viewed through any browser (e.g, Internet Explorer) or image application software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop®).

Images are easier to manage through an image management database that is normally housed on a network for easy searching and viewing by multiple departments. Some management software also serves as presentation software.

Images can be viewed directly from CD or DVD on a television monitor using a DVD player. Images are formated to be viewed via computor monitor or projector, so adjustments to your television display settings may be necessary.

How do I present the images to my class?
Davis Digital
Tag images and create instant web-based slide shows on Davis Digital.

Search and order Web-Only images directly through Davis Digital at DavisArtSpace.com. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a simple presentation software option. Templates can be made and saved for future classroom/lesson use.

PowerPoint How-to-Guides
Web site for PowerPoint® presentations, how-to-guides, and the downloading of teaching samples

PowerPoint in the Classroom by actDEN (Digital Education Network)
http://www.actden.com/PP/

Software Options
Image management and presentation software (many more options are available)

iLife from Apple
www.apple.com/iLife/

Luna-Insight, Inc.
www.luna-imaging.com/company/index.html

Blackboard
www.blackboard.com/us/index.aspx

EmbARK by Gallery Systems
www.gallerysystems.com/products/embark.html

Microsoft PowerPoint
www.microsoft.com

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.


What are software options for managing collection information and presenting images?
There are many software options for managing collections. Below are several programs with links to additional information.

iLife® from Apple®
www.apple.com/iLife/
Organize image collections and create slide shows. For use with Macintosh computers.

FileMaker®
www.filemaker.com
Manage and search image collection information.

Blackboard®
www.blackboard.com/us/index.aspx
Share resources within a school district.

Luna-Insight, Inc.®
http://www.lunaimaging.com/insight/index.html
Manage and search image collections, create presentations, and control who can access images.

EmbARK® by Gallery Systems®
www.gallerysystems.com/products/embark.html
Manage and search image collections.

Canto® Cumulus®
www.canto.com
Manage, search, and present image collections.

CONTENTdm
www.oclc.org/us/en/contentdm/default.htm
Manage, search, and present image collections.

IView Media Pro®
www.iview-multimedia.com
Manage, search, and present image collections.

Extensis® Portfolio®
www.extensis.com
Manage and search image collections.


Where can I find additional information on using digital images?

JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) - Still images, moving images, and sound advice
A very good source for advice on delivering digital images and handling metadata.
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/

Projector Central
Calculate image projection size and distance
www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator-pro.cfm

The Visual Resources Association
A multidisciplinary community of image management professionals working in primarily educational and cultural heritage environments.

The Association offers a forum for issues of vital concern to the membership, including preservation and access to digital and analog image collections; cataloguing and classification; integration of technology-based instruction and research; and intellectual property policy. Membership fees: as little as $35 for one year.
www.vraweb.org


How do I obtain permission to scan Davis slides?
Please contact Davis Art Images at 800-533-2847 ext 252 or das@davisart.com for information about obtaining scanning rights.

Many Davis Art Images slides are now available digital directly through Davis. These images have been cleaned and color corrected to match the original as closely as possible. Contact us for rates for images previously purchased as slides.

If images are not available to license through Davis, we can grant scanning permission for images owned by Davis or direct you to the rights holder. There is a scanning fee for Davis-owned photography.


How do I obtain reproduction rights for digital images?
Davis Art Images can grant reproduction rights for photography owned by Davis. We can also direct you to the appropriate contact for other images. Please contact us in writing for permission: Davis Art Images, 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608 or das@davisart.com.

Why can't I see thumbnails for every image?
Davis Art Images is restricted to showing thumbnails for only those images approved by our image contributors. These images are still available to order. Please register with the website to see 20th and 21st century thumbnails, making sure you include your school / institution in the registration process.

How can I tell if an image is available as JPEG, TIFF, or Web-Only?
Order JPEGs or TIFFs by refering to the "Purchase Options" column on the right side of the screen on search results and sets pages. Click the radio button to choose your desired format (JPEG or TIFF), check the select box, and then click the "Add to Cart" or "Add to Wishlist" button.

Web-Only images are available on Davis Digital. Go to DavisArtSpace.com to search and order all Web-Only images. If you would like to purchase Web Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.


Does Davis offer multicampus or consortium pricing?
The images available online are for single campus orders only. JPEG and TIFF images can be licensed to additional campuses or schools within a consortium for $3.00 per image per campus/school. Please contact Davis at das@davisart.com or 800.533.2847 ext 252 for additional information about licensing images to multiple campuses or consortiums.

Why isn't the slide I purchased available as a digital image?
While many of the images Davis offered in slide format are now available in digital formats from Davis, we are unable to offer every slide as a digital image. Use our Advanced Search to find all available images.

If you are unable to find an image that you purchased in slide format, please contact the museum where the artwork is located for more information about obtaining a digital image.


Does Davis still sell slides?
Slides are no longer available through Davis Art Images. We made the decision to stop selling, producing, and storing slides in 2011. Both market demand and the elimination of many materials necessary for producing slides were factors in this decision.

K–12 Level What is the licensing agreement for?
Davis Art Images has contracts with museums, artists, and photographers to provide the highest quality images to educational institutions. To ensure our contributors that images are only being used for educational purposes, we require a digital use agreement. The agreement simply states that images will only be used for educational purposes via classroom projector and closed network study by enrolled students and faculty.
  • The agreement lets you know that Davis digital images are copyright assured for the uses outlined in the agreement.
  • The agreement must be signed by each school that will use the images and returned to Davis before sale.
  • The agreement only needs to be signed once per school. It is a perpetual license: once you purchase an image, it is yours to use without recurring fees or subscriptions.
  • Download a copy of the agreement here.
  • All images are watermarked with Digimarc ImageBridge® watermarking & DigimarcSpider® image tracking.
How will I receive my images?
Davis Art Images digital images can be ordered as JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) or Web-Only format.

.JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a file compression format that uses less memory than other file types. This means that your presentations will run smoothly and take less time to load. JPEG format images are delivered in 3 image sizes:

• Projection: 3000 x 2000 pixels*
• Monitor Screen: 768 x 557 pixels
• Thumbnail: 190 x 138 pixels

* Refer to your projector’s User’s Guide to find projection sizes and distances or our Additional Links (projection-calculator).

JPEG images are delivered on either CD, DVD, or electronically. DVDs hold more information and will therefore take fewer discs to deliver large quantities of images. School computers must be equipped with DVD-ROMs to run DVDs. Electronically delivered files are sent to your email address via YouSendIt.

Web-Only images are accessed on Davis Digital, our web-based platform. Features include customized image tagging, instant web-based slide shows, and sharing with students. Search and order Web-Only images from the Images tab on Davis Digital. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

If you would like to purchase Web Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.

JPEG include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

I selected electronic delivery. Why haven't I received my order?
Please allow 3-5 days for Davis to process your digital image order. If you still have not received your order, the email with a link to download the files may have been sent to your Spam folder. Please check your Spam folder for the email. Contact Davis at das@davisart.com if you cannot locate the email.

Should my school order TIFF, JPEG, or Web-Only images?
Davis recommends JPEG or Web-Only format images for K–12 schools.

The JPEG format is used for projector and Web display; and it is the easiest to place into presentation software. Davis provides 3 image sizes with every order—Projection, Screen, and Thumbnail. This allows teachers to display images in a variety of programs and classroom situations without losing quality.

Web-Only images can be used directly on Davis Digital, our web-based platform. Features include customized image tagging, instant web-based slide shows, and sharing with students. Search and order Web-Only images at DavisArtSpace.com. Web-Only images cannot be downloaded. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

What are Web-Only images on Davis Digital?
The Davis Art Images archive is now available on Davis Digital, our web-based platform for accessing Davis books and images. The Images section of the platform includes an image search, customized image tagging, instant web-based slide shows, and the ability to share images with students.

  • Discover: Find images by artist, title, culture, material, or Davis Publications textbook.
  • Organize: Tag images with your own keywords to easily group the images you want to use.
  • Display: Use your tagged images to create instant web-based slide shows. Sort the images as needed, adjust the background color, and set the timing of the presentation.
  • Share: Your tagged images can also be shared with students and teachers at your school through Davis Digital.
Order Web-Only images on Davis Digital for $2.50 each. If you would like to purchase Web Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.

Web-only images are available on any computer with an internet connection. The images can be organized and displayed directly on Davis Digital.

JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.


What are the Supplemental Sets for Davis textbooks?
Supplemental sets for Davis textbooks are groups of additional images selected to extend the lessons in the book. Each set contains images that provide additional examples of an artist's work or concepts covered in the text.

You will see two ordering options for each of our supplemental sets. These sets are available on Davis Digital or as Ready-made PowerPoint® presentations delivered on CD-ROM.

Images in Davis Digital sets can be searched by textbook, chapter, or lesson. Organize the images by adding your own tags. Once you have added tags, you can display images in instant web-based slide shows or share them with your students. Click here to learn more about using images on Davis Digital.

Sets ordered as Ready-made PowerPoint® presentations are delivered on CD-ROM. These sets can be viewed using Microsoft® PowerPoint® or PowerPoint Viewer® (free download available at www.microsoft.com). View a sample presentation or >view available sets.


What comes with the images?
Each digital image comes with detailed image information (called metadata). This information includes:
  • artist or culture
  • artist dates
  • title
  • date
  • size
  • medium
  • city (architecture only)
  • country of origin
  • museum collection
  • accession number
This information is delivered in an Excel file, providing easy integration into any management system.

Teaching Support
Many of our digital image sets include teaching support. This information varies depending on the set. Check our K–12 set listings for more information on what teaching support is available. Most teaching support is delivered in PDF format, viewable in Adobe® Reader®. Download this software free from www.adobe.com.


What are the system requirements?/How do I view the material?

System Requirements

JPEG
  • Any Windows, Macintosh, or Linux computer
  • A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • An Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer®)
  • Spreadsheet program (Excel is preferred)
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint® or PowerPoint Viewer® (sets with Ready-Made Presentations only) (download the viewer for free at www.microsoft.com)
  • Adobe® Reader® (sets with teaching support only) (free download at www.adobe.com)
Web-Only
  • A web browser and an internet connection.
Recommendations for JPEGs
  • Video card that can handle thousands of colors (millions is preferred) for optimal image quality
  • At least 32 MB of RAM (more is preferable)
  • Monitor resolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels (1024 x 768 preferred)
Displaying JPEG Images
Digital images can be viewed on a computer screen or projected using an LCD projector. There are several programs with which you can display digital images. Some will simply show the image, such as a Web browser or image viewer. Other programs allow you create presentations with text and effects.

Here are just a few options:
  • Web Browser - open the image file using the Web browser of your choice
  • Windows Picture and Fax Viewer - arrange image files and display them in slide shows
  • Apple Preview - display images at full screen size
  • Adobe Acrobat - select image files to import, arrange order, and display at full screen view
  • PowerPoint - create presentations with text and special effects
Images can also be viewed directly from CD or DVD on a television monitor using a DVD player. Images are formatted to be viewed via computer screen or projector, so some adjustments to your television display settings may be necessary.

How do I present the images to my class?

Davis Digital
Tag images and create instant web-based slide shows on Davis Digital.

Search and order Web-Only images directly through Davis Digital at DavisArtSpace.com. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

JPEG images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a simple presentation software option. Templates can be made and saved for future classroom/lesson use.

PowerPoint How-to-Guides
Web sites for PowerPoint® presentations, how-to-guides, and the downloading of teaching samples

Education World: The Educator’s Best Friend
www.educationworld.com
Use the search feature to look for PowerPoint related articles. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips for integrating PowerPoint into lessons.

Vicki Blackwell's Internet Guide for Educators: PowerPoint® Templates
www.vickiblackwell.com/ppttemplates.html
PowerPoint lesson ideas, step-by-step instructions, templates, and links.

Software Options
Image management and presentation software (many more options are available)

iLife from Apple
www.apple.com/iLife/

Blackboard
www.blackboard.com/us/index.aspx

Microsoft PowerPoint
www.microsoft.com

Where can I find additional information on using digital images?

JISC Digital Media (formerly TASI) - Still images, moving images, and sound advice
A very good source for advice on delivering digital images and handling metadata.
http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/

The Media and Technology Specialists’ Guide to Electronic Tools and Resources for K–12 Education
Read articles, research, and reviews about digital technology across curriculum.
www.mmischools.com

Projector Central
Calculate image projection size and distance.
www.projectorcentral.com/projection-calculator-pro.cfm

What are some ideas for using fine art digital images across curriculum?
Fine art digital images connect students to creativity and cultures throughout history and around the world. Visit our Using Digital Images in the K–12 Classroom page for ideas on using fine art digital images in the artroom and throughout curriculum.

Why can't I see thumbnails for every image?
Davis Art Images is restricted to showing thumbnails for only those images approved by our image contributors. These digital images and / or slides are still available to order. Please register with the website to see 20th and 21st century thumbnails, making sure you include your school / institution in the registration process.

How can I tell if an image is available as JPEG, TIFF, or Web-Only?
Order JPEGs or TIFFs by refering to the "Purchase Options" column on the right side of the screen on search results and sets pages. Click the radio button to choose your desired format (JPEG or TIFF), check the select box, and then click the "Add to Cart" or "Add to Wishlist" button.

Web-Only images are available on Davis Digital. Search and order Web-Only images from the Images tab on Davis Digital. Click here to learn more and sign up for a FREE three-month trial.

If you would like to purchase Web Only images on our Davis Digital platform, you will need to create a Davis Digital account. Go to DavisArtSpace.com/signup to create your Davis Digital account.


JPEG and TIFF images include Web-Only access. Contact Davis Art Images at das@davisart.com about accessing your images on Davis Digital.

How can I order images for an entire school district?
The images available online are for single school orders only. Please contact Davis at das@davisart.com or 800.533.2847 ext 252 for pricing and additional information about licensing images to your entire school district.

Does Davis Art Images sell posters or prints?
Only digital images and slides are available through Davis Art Images. A selection of Large Reproductions is available through Davis Publications.

 
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