Urban Humanities

Originally developed for the 2013 Summer Institute course: Introduction to Urban Humanities (Digital Humanities 250: Special Topics in Digital Humanities; Architecture and Urban Design M404 and Urban Planning M404: Joint Planning/Architecture Studio)

Windows/PC: Downloading images from UCLA Digital Library

Windows (PC) Instructions

Guide to using images from the LA Times Photographic Archive.
 
WINDOWS
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. 

Macintosh Instructions

Guide to using images from the LA Times Photographic Archive.

MACINTOSH

If you don’t have Photoshop on your Mac, iPhoto can be used as an image editor, or Picasa or something like Photoscape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php).

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 Command-Shift-3 on your keyboard.  This takes a screen shot of just this window and saves it to your desktop.
8.  Double click on your image on the desktop.  You can now open it in an image editor or Preview and edit or change it if you need to.