Using the Favorites Feature in the Spitfire Image Library
The following are instructions for using the Favorites feature in the Spitfire Image Library.
Using the Favorites Feature
The library has a feature called Favorites, that allows you to create a collection or collections of images you would like to save for future reference. If you are familiar with the image lightbox feature from a website like iStockPhoto.com, this is very similar to that feature.
When you are viewing a page of images the view will include 2 icons below each image. The magnifying glass icon will take you to another page where you will see that image in the largest size available on the web page in the program.
The other icon, a small grid of 9 squares, will add that image (see below) to your currently open Favorites group. It's important to understand that "currently open" determines which of your Favorites groups the saved images will be put into.
There is also the default Favorites and this simply implies which Favorites group will open when you click on the Favorites link.
You can easily create more than one group of Favorites and can easily switch between them using a drop down menu. So be careful that you have the one open that you want the saved images to go into. If you do drop them in the wrong Favorites group, don't worry, you can easily move them to the correct group. At the upper right are options to Copy selected (Favorites) and to Move selected (Favorites).
When you click on Favorites as a link on the horizontal menu at the top you will be presented with a view similar to the one below. This shows a Favorites group that already has images added to it. Yours may be empty if you are a new user.
If you don't want a particular image in this Favorites group that has been put here, just click the check mark under the image and it will be taken out.
Note: Any images you put into a Favorites group are just copies of the images from the general library and whatever you do in Favorites will not affect the original in the general library.
The panel on the left is where you will find a number of options. The really interesting and useful ones are below the headings Favorites Downloads and Favorites Options.
Here is more detailed information about these options.
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.