Welcome to the Volvo Ocean Race Official Image Library Help Page
Here you will find a list of help topics that will hopefully answer any queries you may have about the library and provide simple solutions to any difficulties you may be experiencing. You will see that most of the topics covered in this document give a brief overview, followed by a further description of the functions used in that particular area of the library. You can find a Help section for various areas of the site by clicking the Help button in the top right hand corner of the library window you are currently in.
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Overview of the Image library
The Volvo Ocean Race Official Image Library is an online image resource allowing you to search and view images from the current and previous races, download single or multiple image selections and keep up-to-date with all of the action as it happens 24/7. We have structured the library to make it easy for you to search for and download the images that you need via the category headings or the search box facilities. You can also download three different sizes of images tailored for large scale printing, print publications and website use.
You must register for access to the library before you are able to download images. This is a simple process that will only take a couple of minutes. All of the mandatory entry fields are marked with an asterisk. Please do provide us with as much information as possible regarding your intended image usage, as this will speed up the application process and allow you to gain quicker access to the images you need. Whilst your application is being reviewed, you will be able to download a maximum of 5 images from the library.
Categories & Keywords
All of the images in the library have been assigned keywords and put into various categories and subcategories to help you search for the images you need.
The race filter allows you to choose which race year to search through. You will be able to select from the 2001-2002 race right up to the present 2008-2009 race. Once a filter has been chosen, you will only be able to see images from that particular race. To see the whole archive, select the [No Filtering] option.
Searching for Images
Browsing allows you to click through a series of categories and subcategories, each time narrowing your search until you find the images you need. In order to widen your search again, click back along the categories at the top of the screen.
You can perform a search from the home page by simply entering one or more words into the search field and clicking Go. The library will search for matches in the image caption information and display all of the results, sorting the most relevant to the front.
The advanced search function allows you to enter values for as many fields as you want in order to narrow down your search results.
If you enter values in more than one of the search criteria fields then the search results will show items that have matching attributes for all fields entered. For example, if you enter Start in the Keywords field and choose 2008-2009 in the Race dropdown, the search results will show all items that contain the keyword Start, from the 2008-2009 race.
To perform a more restricted search, select appropriate categories from the pull-down category list, and add them to the category window by clicking Add. If you want to search the entire database, do not select a category.
If you add multiple categories then the search will return items that are in one or more of the selected categories. This is specified by the dropdown Show items in any of the selected categories. However, if you change the dropdown to all so that the text reads Show items in all of the selected categories then the search will return only items that are in all of the selected categories.
Previewing an image can be done by clicking on any of the image thumbnails.
The current lightbox function allows you to see all of the images you have added to your current lightbox selection and any previously saved lightboxes.
The manage lightboxes function allows you to manage all of the saved lightbox selections you have made.
All of the images in the library can be download individually in the Image Preview window or as a whole lightbox selection. There are various different sizes available that will suite your individual needs as a user.
The quick download function allows you to choose from four different image usages to download for and then within those usages you will be able to select the image file size you require.
The advanced download function allows you to be more specific about the size, crop and format of the image you are downloading.
· Convert: Here you can choose between JPEG, GIF and PNG file formats.
· Crop: Here you can select the crop position and pixel size for how you wish to crop an image.
· Resize: Here you can resize the image by adding the specific pixel size you need.