Lightboxes: the Versatile Viewing Tool
Each time you do a search, the thumbnail images you see will
have this icon
them. If you click on the icon, the image will automatically be added to
your lightbox, and that icon will change to blue; also notice that the
+ sign for
"add" has now changed to - for
"delete". So, if you change your mind or want to remove that image,
just click on the icon again.
Your first lightbox
Your first lightbox – We've created a "default" lightbox
ready for your first choices. PLEASE NOTE: you will need to enable your
browser to receive cookies, if you have trouble working out how to do this
please get in touch and we will do what we can to help. Once your browser
is enabled, you can begin adding images and using all the lightbox functions
View Active Lightbox
Choose the "active lightbox" from the "lightbox" dropdown
menu on the main navigation bar. If you decide to have more than one lightbox,
remember that only one can be your "active" lightbox at any given
time; it will be the most recent you've created, referred or added to.
Manage All Your Lightboxes
Managing your lightboxes can be done by clicking on "manage
my lightboxes" in the top left panel on the lightbox page. We display every
lightbox you've created with client/project names you assigned, the date
each was created and its expiry date - plus an option to extend this if
you're still using them. From time to time, have a tidy-up and delete lightboxes
you no longer need.
Add Lightbox Notes
On the main lightbox page, select "notes: edit" to
add notes or amend existing ones. You can designate the project, the client
and comments that could help you - or a colleague - to grasp essentials
Send Lightboxes to Colleagues
Even if your project spans all five continents, you can keep
everyone aware of your visual ideas. Go to the main lightbox page; click on "email
this lightbox" and type in your message, add the name of your main recipient
and copy it to others, if you wish. As soon as you've clicked
"send", we'll email you confirmation that it has gone.
View Others' Lightboxes
As long as your colleagues are Robert Harding registered
users, they can share with you their user name and lightbox name this will
allow you to open their lightbox. Click on "open a friend's lightbox" and
type this information into the form, you can tick "save a copy" if you
wish, then "open".
Create, Rename or Delete a lightbox
Making new lightboxes can be done by clicking on "create
a new lightbox" in the top left panel on the lightbox page. To rename a
lightbox just click on "rename this lightbox". To delete them at any
time click on "delete
Re-arrange Images within your Lightbox
Often images are added to a lightbox in a random order.
You may want to re-arrange the images into a specific order that relates
to your particular needs. This can be done by clicking on "re-arrange images"
in the top left panel on the lightbox page. You will then be presented
with a grid which allows you to drag and drop the images wherever you want.
Bulk Actions to Images in Your Lightbox
Should you wish to apply the same action over more than one
image at a time we have given you a tick box where you may tick as many images
on the page as you wish then use the Lightbox actions drop-down box which
gives you the ability to delete the images ticked or to copy or move the ticked
images to another lightbox. This is handy when you have done a large search
and want to break it down into specific topics.