Galleries Basics

From any page, hover your mouse over B&W Galleries in the left-hand menu-bar and you'll see a list of options appear - click for a particular place (London, Cambridge, etc), or click stock photos to access the whole collection. Your index-gallery will appear, displaying a set of thumbnail pictures. Click one of these, and the corresponding photo-gallery will appear, displaying a further set of thumbnails. Clicking on one of these opens the photo-page for the particular photograph, giving a larger picture, information about the photo, and buying options.

A gallery may have several pages - in this case, the tab at the bottom right of the gallery will display arrows and page numbers - click these to navigate between the pages.

The Wishlist

The Wishlist is a handy way to make a shortlist of your favourite photographs. In photo-galleries and on photo-pages, there is a small box next to each picture. Click this box and a tick will appear confirming the photo is now in the Wishlist. Add as many photos as you like - you can easily remove them later by clicking the tick-box again. To review the photos you've shortlisted, just click View Wishlist in the left-hand menu-bar, and your wishlist gallery will appear. Your Wishlist will be maintained as a long-lived cookie on your computer (if your computer allows this), should you want to come back to it later. (Note: the Wishlist will not work at all if your browser is set to block all cookies).

Buying Photographs - how to choose

Briefly, I suggest you use the Wishlist to make a shortlist, then use the photo-page facility to open the photos in separate windows, so you can layout and compare the photographs on your computer screen. But there's lots more advice at my buying and choosing art photographs page.

Problems and Comments

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More on Index-Galleries

  • If you're not interested in a particular place, go to the index-gallery for stock, which gives access to the whole collection (or use landscape to exclude the more architectural pictures).
  • If you prefer, you can ignore the thumbnails, and use the search-bar at the top of the gallery to directly select a photo-gallery based on location or subject type.
  • An index-gallery's first thumbnail is always the all-photo-gallery. This is a good place to start if you're just browsing - it will show you all the index-gallery's photographs, with the most popular ones first.
  • Hover your mouse over the thumbnail to find how many photographs the photo-gallery contains.
  • By default, photo-galleries are sorted so the most popular ones come first, but you can change this to alphabetical using the options-bar below the gallery.
  • Or use the options-bar to make photo-galleries be chosen by subject-type (Note: 'stock' and 'landscape', are always by 'subject-type').
  • Or use the options-bar to force thumbnails to be shown in black&white or sepia as you prefer.
  • Or use the options bar to restrict the selection to photos available in-stock to buy in a particular size.
  • All options-bar settings are 'inherited' by photo-galleries opened from the index-gallery, so for example a sepia-only index-gallery will spawn sepia-only photo-galleries.

More on Photo-Galleries

  • The options-bar at the bottom gives extensive control over the contents of the photo-gallery.
  • Selections for different options ('location', 'subject', 'weather', etc) are cumulative, with further selections reducing the size of the gallery (photographs are only selected if they match on all options).
  • The gallery updates immediately when a selection is made, so you may need to pause for a moment before making a further selection.
  • Options should be fairly self-explanatory - if in doubt, try it..
  • The number below the thumbnail is the photo-id, which uniquely identifies the photograph.