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ARTstor Terms of Use

1.  Folders and Images groups

2.  Sharing Images

Once you have created an image group, you can place it in a private or a public folder. Public folders  are visible to everyone at your institution and can be found on the tool bar under Find or on the homepage under Folders and Image Groups.  For more information see Sharing Images (from Washington Technical College, log information specific to WTC)

3.  Downloading to PowerPoint

4.  Using Images in Flyers

ARTstor downloads in two formats only:  JPEG and Powerpoint.

Once you've downloaded the image, you can insert images into whatever program you are working in.  For example, of you are working in Word:

  • Insert an image:  Image --> Picture
  • Once you have inserted the image, you can resize it, use Artistic Effects, and generally play around with your image.

To write text on top of the images, you must insert a textbox. 

  • Insert a Textbox:  Insert --> Textbox
  • Be sure to Bring Forward the textbox so it is in front of the image
  • Under Shape Fill, use No Fill if you want the box to be transparent

You can use the various templates and frames available for textboxes

*Remember* ARTstor images can only be used for educational, non-commercial purposes.  For more information see Terms of Use above.

What is ARTstor?


ARTstor is a nonprofit digital image library with more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.  ARTstor provides access to high-resolution digital images from museums, libraries, and archives around the world.  These images are available to the Cañada Community for eductional, non-commercial use.

All faculty and staff at Cañada have an ARTstor account with instructor privileges, including the ability to create image groups and folders.  Your initial login is:

Login: email (e.g.

Password: artstor

You may change your password after logging in.

ARTstor's YouTube Channel

ARTstor's YouTube Channel has short how-to videos

Subject Guide

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Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Technical Issues

Viewing images requires:

  • Allowing pop-ups from *
  • Adobe Flash Plug-in
  • Apple QuickTime plug-in
  • Generally works better in Explorer and Safari than Firefox

For more information see ARTstor System Requirements