Guide to using images from the LA Times Photographic Archive.
You will need an image editor, such as Photoshop or, if you don’t have Photoshop, I recommend downloading Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com), an excellent, simple, and free photo editor. There are many others, you can do a Google search and find loads more.
1. Go to http://digital.library.ucla.edu
2. Scroll down to L for LA Times Photographs collection
3. Do a search or browse and bring up some results.
4. Click on the titles to see the full metadata and a zoomable small image.
5. In order to get the biggest image possible, I recommend you click “Display Options” in the small menu in the image window and choose Full Screen.
6. You will be sent into full screen mode. Wait a moment as the image loads
7. You can now click on the image and move it around. The menus to the right enable zooming and can be made smaller. When you have a good image, type ALT+PrintScrn on your keyboard. This takes a screen shot of just this window and saves it to your “clipboard” where it is ready to use.
8. I now recommend starting up Irfanview or Photoshop (if you didn’t already). In many editors, it will open a blank image that is ready for what is on your clipboard. All you have to do is type CTRL-V to paste the image into the editor or go to the Edit menu and choose “Paste”. If that doesn’t work, start a new image and then paste it.
9. You can now edit your image how you like and save it to where it needs to go.