Creating a User Account for the WebDAM Image Library

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The following are instructions for a new user needing access to the WebDAM Image Library.

Step 1:

Contact either Dennis Guten (extension 4994) or Rachel Ortega (extension 4995) in University Web Services and request an account for the image library.

Step 2:

Sometimes it is easier to setup accounts over the phone, so we may call you to start the process. This entire account creation will take only 3-5 minutes.

Step 3:

There are a few pieces of information that will be needed to create an account.

  1. The user's UT Dallas NetID - This will become the account user name.
  2. The UT Dallas email you have listed in the directory - This will be used to email you the link to bookmark to login and a confirmation of your password chosen.
  3. Your first and last name.
  4. A password of your chosing - NOT your UT Dallas password - please write this down and save it.

Step 4:

Open your email program. The subject line will look something like this depending on your email program.

Email Image 1

Step 5:

Open the email. It will look something like this depending on your email program. Save the email and write down your user name and password and file it. University Web Services does not keep records of the passwords chosen.

Email Image 2

Step 6:

Click on the link labeled http://utdallas.webdamdb.com. It will take you to the login screen at the Spitfire Image Library. At this point, please bookmark this page for future use.

Spitfire Login Page

Step 7:

Now you are in the library. There are essentially 3 ways to find images. You can click on the image of a album and it will take you to the next level. You can also use the list of album names under Browse Albums on the left side. The third way is to use the search option at the left above the Browse Albums. You can also click on the word Search on the horizontal menu and it will take you to a dedicated search page.

Spitfire Image Library Entry Page

Note: Albums, directories and folders are all the same thing here. Some people find it easier to think of them as folders.

Note: The best way to use the search function is to use the drop down menu and choose the way you want to search. This gives you the best results and is a more targeted search. We have found that sometimes the "All" option misses some images.

The drop down menu

Note: The best navigation experience results when you right click on a folder, image, search or option and choose for it to open in a new tab on your browser. This way you still have the original folder or path open in a window. This helps search for images much faster in the library and sometimes you will find that you have 10+ tabs open at a time, which is fine.

After you use the library a number of times you will begin to figure it out more and find your own favorite ways of using the library.

The next section will go into how to download images to your computer that you want to look at later or wish to share with others.

If you have questions about anything outlined on this document, please contact University Web Services at extension 4995 or 4994 and ask for Dennis Guten for help with any Spitfire Image Library related issues.

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Updated: September 1, 2013