Lightbox Help

Creating and Naming Lightboxes
While searching www.cmsp.com, you may create and name an unlimited number of lightboxes once you have registered. Type the name of your new lightbox in the Create a New Lightbox field within the Lightbox frame and click go.

Creating multiple lightboxes is useful for categorizing and saving your image choices by subject, time period, or attribute. If you do not need to create multiple lightboxes, your default lightbox will be called My first Lightbox, which you can rename by selecting the lightbox, entering the new name in the Create a New Lightbox field and clicking the Rename button to the right. You can use the Advanced Lightbox page to rename any of your lightboxes.

For additional help with renaming lightboxes or the Advanced Lightbox page, click here.

Selecting a Lightbox
If you have not created any additional lightboxes, your lightbox will always remain selected. After creating multiple lightboxes, you can choose the one you want to view by clicking drop-down menu directly under the Lightbox tab in the bottom frame. The images in your lightbox will be shown in the Lightbox section of the bottom frame. To display your selected lightbox in the body of the page, click View.

Displaying your Lightbox
To display your selected lightbox in the body of the page, click View. You may also click the LIGHTBOX link in the main navigation menu for more advanced options.

Adding an Image to your Lightbox
To add an image to your lightbox, click the icon under the thumbnail or preview. The image will either be added to the end of your lightbox or the beginning, depending on the order you have selected by clicking the Preferences link in the bottom frame.

Order of Adding Images
Select Add to the beginning of the lightbox by clicking the Preferences link in the bottom frame to add each new image to the top of your lightbox. Select Add to the end of the lightbox to add each new image to the bottom of your lightbox.

Previewing an Image
To view a larger version of an image in your search results, click on the thumbnail or click on the icon. From the Preview page you can conduct searches based on the keywords associated with an image, order a high-resolution version of an image, and save an image to your lightbox by clicking the icon. To search for related images, check the box(es) next to the keyword(s) to conduct a new search with the selected word(s), and click Search Selected . The more boxes you check, the more precise the search. To order a high-resolution version of an image, click on the Order High Res/Add to Download Order link to navigate to the Order page.

You may also view a Preview or order a high-resolution image from your displayed lightbox. Clicking an image in the Lightbox section of the bottom frame will show a larger version of an image with any notes that you may have added to it, but you cannot conduct searches or order images from the lightbox preview. See Organize Lightbox for help on adding notes to lightbox pictures.

Downloading a Preview Image
To download a watermarked preview, right click on the image on the Preview page and choose "Save Picture As ..." to save it on your computer.