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What are FAQs?

What's the difference between the native file and the one that displays after clicking on [see larger picture]?

Why can't I view the native file?

How do I view the native file?

How do I save the native file?

How do I save the image from [see larger picture]?

How do I print the displayed images?

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What are FAQs?

FAQs, otherwise known as Frequently Asked Questions are compilations of information in a familiar question and answer format. This FAQ is designed to answer most questions regarding the use and navigation of this Image Archive.

 

What's the difference between the native file and the one that displays after clicking on [see larger picture]?

The displayed image is in JPEG format. JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) is a graphic image that is compressed to a "manageable" file size thereby allowing for quicker download times. However, the compression process can lead to degraded images. In most cases the quality of the image remains similar, and any quality differences can not be detected by the naked eye; nor will it be discernable when outputted from most personal desktop printers.

The native file is in TIFF format. It's a common format for exchanging images between application programs such as desktop publishing and 3D applications, including those used for scanning images. TIFF files are considerably larger in file size due to it's native format.

 

Why can't I view the native file?

Both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator have default image viewers that can display most graphics formats. JPEG is an internationally recognized graphic format standard that has gained immense popularity through the Internet community due to its quality and compression ratio and therefore is viewable by most Internet browsers. TIFF is not an international standard and is better suited for specific applications.

 

How do I VIEW the native file?

TIFF can be displayed using image viewers or graphic applications designed to interpret this format. Some examples include PhotoShop, QuarkXPress, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Ventura Publisher, etc. There are also popular image viewers that can be obtained through shareware, such as ACDsee, Ulead PhotoImpact Viewer, Firehand Ember Ultra, etc.

 

How do I SAVE the native file?

In Internet Explorer, right click the name of the file and select [Save Target As...]. A dialog box will popup indicating the location of the where you want to save the file. Choose a location and click [Save].

In Netscape Navigator, right click the name of the file and select [Save Link As...]. A dialog box will popup indicating the location of the where you want to save the file. Choose a location and click [Save].

 

How do I save the image from [see larger picture]?

In Internet Explorer, right click the name of the file and select [Save Target As...]. A dialog box will popup indicating the location of the where you want to save the file. Choose a location and click [Save]. OR, you can click first on the image and then right click the displayed image and select [Save Picture As...]. Then choose a location to save the file.

In Netscape Navigator, right click the name of the file and select [Save Link As...]. A dialog box will popup indicating the location of the where you want to save the file. Choose a location and click [Save]. OR, you can click first on the image and then right click the displayed image and select [Save Image As...]. Then choose a location to save the file.

 

How do I print the displayed images?

Select [Print] from either the icon at the top or the in the File menu. If you need a high quality color print you can contact Graphic Services at 213-897-4196.

 

About this archive

Archive compiled by District 7 Office of Design C. For contact, Ed Boll. 213-897-0645.