Why do you have two ways
to view the online image collection?
Viewing the collection with the LUNA Browser is the quickest and easiest
way to start seeing the online maps - no download is required, just click
on the LUNA Browser link on the home page.
You can also install the older viewer which requires a download
and install and is called the Insight Java Client(back to top)
How do I enlarge the images
and zoom in when using the Insight viewers?
Double click on any thumbnail and a new window will open with tools for
zooming and panning the images. When you single click a thumbnail, you
can display the data (catalog description) for that image by then clicking
on "Data" on the left side of the screen. (back
How can I print images
from the online collection?
In both the Browser and Java Client you can use the Print button to print
out images and data low resolution - these will print out the entire image.
To print out just that portion of the image you are zoomed into, you can
use screen capture to copy the image into an image viewer like photoshop.
For high resolution printing of part of or an entire image, you need to
download and install the Java Client, and go to File/Export selected after
clicking once on the image you want in the thumbnail window. You can then
choose a resolution and download the image as a jpeg file, then open it
in a viewer and print. Please read and observe the Copyright
restrictions. back to top)
What is the difference
between the Group Window (thumbnail window) and the Image Workspace (window
for enlarging images) and how do I move between them?
The Group Window displays results of your searches as thumbnails and allows
you to browse the collection page by page; the Image Workspace is where
you enlarge, zoom, and compare images. To move between the two you click
on the curved arrow symbol at the bottom of the tool bar in the Image
Workspace, or click on "return" from the Group (thumbnail) Window.
(back to top)
What are the names of the
tools in the Image Workspace?
As you mouse over each tool, a small label will show with the name of
the tool. (back to top)
How do I make Groups (favorites)
in the LUNA Browser? In the Java Client?
First go to group/new group, put a name for the group in the text window
and click on create group. Then select an image by clicking once on it,
go to group/save image into group and click on the name of the group you
just created from the list of groups. Scroll up and click on save. Repeat
this for the next image, and other images you want to add to the group.
In the Java Client, the process is easier - go to file/new group and a
new group window will open, then click on as many images in the main collection
window that you want to save into the group and drag them over to the
new group window. Then go to file/save group. (back to
What are the methods to
search the collection?
Simple search is searching by the terms first listed when you click on
search - or by keyword. Advance
search is accessed by clicking on "by data fields," then a new
list will open with many terms to search on, with the use of full Boolean
operators like "and," "or," "greater than,"
"contains," and others. After a search, to return to the full
collection, click on "show all" under the search button. (back
Can I sort the collection
by date or other terms instead of the sort by author that the collection
Yes, you can do this in the Java Client or the LUNA Browser by clicking on group/sort by.
Can I create my own slideshows
with the map images?
Yes, you can, using the Java Client. It is called making
a presentation It creates a powerful visual sequence of images. (back
Using the Java Client,
I get the message that I am unable to connect to the Insight Server -
what is going on?
The most likely reason is a firewall problem - some older firewalls do
not allow java to pass through. Update your firewall, or use the Insight
Browser. (back to top)
I am on a modem connection
and the LUNA Browser does not seem to be loading - what is happening?
The LUNA Browser will take about 1 minute to completely load with a
modem at 28K, faster for a modem at 45K. The Java Client will take about
the same time. When you zoom into images, be patient. But once you have
accessed with a modem, when you access the next time, it will be about
twice as fast since Insight stores some of the data in your Browser cache.
The best way to get the benefit of the high resolution images we offer
is to get some kind of broadband Internet access - cable or dsl. (back
home | about
| view the collection | help
Copyright© 2003 American Antiquarian Society.
All rights reserved.