Monday, February 27, 2012

how to print free images for artwork

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

provides free and open access to over 800,00 images digitized from the New York
Public Library's vast collections including illuminated manuscripts,
historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Here is a quick how-to for printing an image from the site:

1.  Click this link to access the Home page of the
 NYPL Digital Gallery

ttp://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/?num=3


2.  Type your subject in the search bar
or
Browse from their list of  'Subjects'
or
Choose one of these pre-selected categories

Art & Literature
Cities & Buildings
Culture & Society
History & Geography
Industry & Technology
Nature & Science
Printing & Graphics

Example:
 I typed 'tulips' in the search bar and got 151 images.


3.  After finding an image you'd like to print
 left click on the image, it will give you an enlarged view.

Tulipa VII 'Duc Victor'. [Tulip VIII ; Flame tulip]

4.  Right click on the enlarged image and choose
 'Print Picture' from your menu.
(There is a 'printer icon' above the enlarged image that confused me,
 I thought you selected that to print the image...no, that would be too simple!)


The 'Subject' category is interesting to peruse, it is a vast A - Z listing
 if you're in need of some ideas.

 Have fun and thank you to those who
left me tips on printing my ~ flamingos ~

Go here to check them out.
        

12 comments:

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

What a fantastic resource! Thanks for sharing this...pinning so I'll remember to use it!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

You rock. Pretty sure you just saved me $25 that I was going to spend on a print. Thanks, friend!

Debby said...

Who knew? Very cool. Thanks so much for sharing! I hope your week is off to a good start. I love your profile photo - my daughter wants a golden so bad! xo

Holly said...

This is HUGE. I'm going to have to go to the site and bookmark for future reference. Just out of curiousity, what kind of printer do you have? We have a color printer but it's not the greatest and we're in the market for a new one.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow, that is awesome! Yet another site where I will probably spend too much time, Ha.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing, Pam. I'm looking forward to spending some time with this- may be for some prints for my kitchen?! (Possibly save some to a flash drive and have them printed at Kinko's for better quality than my home printer?)

eas said...

That is so great. Thank you for sharing!

laxsupermom said...

What a great resource! Thanks for sharing.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

This is such an awesome resource Pam! I need to set aside some time because I am predicting myself lost in a digital library for a good amount of time!

Calypso In The Country said...

Great tips Pam. It really is a great resource for some original looking artwork!
-Shelley

Interior Design Musings said...

Pam,
I think this is the single most amazing find I have EVER found on a blog! Unbelievable source for prints. You are very clever! Thanks for sharing this. M.

Laura said...

This is so amazing! I forsee many hours browsing around! Thank You!

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