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Can I customize the webgate display?

 

You can customize the epa webgate by using optional settings located below the main search bar. This function allows you the following:

 

 

 

media per page

 

You can define the maximum number of search results displayed per page. You can choose between 40, 60 or 80 images per page.

The number of displayed columns per page depends on the width of your browser window.

 

If the number of results exceeds the defined number of images per page you can manually move to the next page(s) either:

  • by choosing a page number from the drop down menu 'Page' on the top right or bottom right or
  • by clicking >> next to the displayed number of pages to move to the next page or
  • by clicking >>| next to the displayed number of pages to move to the last page or
  • by clicking on 'More photos available. Continue to next page >>' displayed next to the last image at the bottom of the page or
  • by clicking |<< next to the displayed number of pages to move back to the first page.

 

 

 

display of images with or without captions

You can choose between two modes of image display:

 

Thumbnail Only

 

Thumbnail and Caption

 

 

 

enlarge displayed images

Simply click on the thumbnail image or on the looking glass icon to enlarge the images.

 

The image will be displayed with 800px on the longest side and provide additional image information and links to further related images.

In order to go back to the original display of your search result click the 'Search Results' button above the image.

 

 

 

mouse-over

 

If you choose 'Image preview active' an image preview with caption and other related information is displayed whenever you move the mouse over a thumbnail.

 

You can de-activate this function by clicking on 'active' or 'inactive' depending on the current status.

 

If you click on the enlarged image in the layer you get an even larger preview image with even more information on the image (see above).

 

If you cannot find a particular image or if you need any assistance, please, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department. We can also assist you in finding images from our shareholders' archives.

You can reach our team by calling +49 69 244 321 866, or by sending an e-mail.

 

 

What is a lightbox and how does it work?

 

For future reference, the epa webgate allows you to collect your personal selection of images in lightboxes.

 

To create a new lightbox, you can either click on 'Lightbox' at the top of the page or underneath the search bar.

 

On the newly opened page you find several lightbox options underneath the search bar.

 

Click on 'Create Lightbox' then enter a name for the new lightbox and click on 'Create' to save it.

 

You can also rename the lightbox at a later stage by clicking on 'Rename Lightbox'.

 

Once the lightbox is created you go back to the thumbnail view by clicking on 'Search Results'.

 

In order to add an image to a lightbox, click on the lightbox icon lightbox icon underneath the image.

 

Please mind that images will always be added to the active lightbox. You can see and select the active lightbox from the dropdown menu below the search panel.

 

 

 

view and manage lightboxes

 

You can view the content of your lightbox by clicking on 'Lightbox' at the top of the page or underneath the search bar.

Here you can view your collection and make adjustments:

  • Remove image from lightbox

    Click on the trashcan icon trashcan icon underneath the thumbnail.

  • Remove all images from lightbox

    Click on 'Clear Lightbox'.

  • Delete active lightbox

    Click on 'Delete Lightbox'.

  • Switch to another lightbox

    If you have created more than one lightbox you can see and select the active lightbox from the dropdown menu below the search panel. You can go back to your search results by clicking on 'Search results' and carry on adding images to the activated lightbox.

  • Send lightbox

    You can share your lightbox with others. Click on 'Send Lightbox' and a new window opens which allows you to fill in the recipient's email address, name and your email address. The recipient will receive an email with a link to your lightbox.

  • Move to basket

    If you click on 'Move to Basket' the whole content of your lightbox is moved to the Basket (more information on the basket function below).

  • Fee request

    If you do not have agreed rates you can check for the image licensing fee by clicking on 'Fee Request'. Please fill in the credentials required in the pop-up window and click the 'send' button. Your request will be automatically forwarded to the epa customer service.

 

 

 

downloading

You will find a download button under all images you are eligible to download - no matter if you view them in thumbnail or preview size.

 

Depending on your account you can download images either in preview size or in high-resolution.

 

In order to download a single image click on one of these icons located underneath each image: download preview icon (preview) or download high resolution icon (high-resolution).

 

 

 

download several images at once / basket function

The basket function allows you to download several pictures at once.

Simply click on the add-to-basket-icon basket icon underneath each picture you wish to receive. Once you have added all images to your basket click on the 'Basket' button.

Here you can review your selection and do your final edit. You can remove images from your basket by clicking on the trashcan icon trashcan icon underneath each image. Then click on 'Order Now'.

 

A new window opens. Please enter your email address and choose the image quality required. You will then receive an email with a download link for a zip file containing all images in your basket.

 

 

 

What is a basket and how does it work?

 

The basket function allows you to download several pictures at once if you are logged in to the epa webgate.

 

Simply click on the add-to-basket-icon basket icon underneath each picture you wish to receive. Once you have added all images to your basket click on the 'Basket' button.

Here you can review your selection and do your final edit. You can remove images from your basket by clicking on the trashcan icon trashcan icon underneath each image. Then click on 'Order Now'.

 

A new window opens. Please enter your email address and choose the image quality required. You will then receive an email with a download link for a zip file containing all images in your basket.

 

If you do not have agreed rates you can check for the image licensing fee by clicking on 'Fee Request'. Please fill in the credentials required in the pop-up window and click the 'send' button. Your request will be automatically forwarded to the epa customer service.

 

 

How can I download images?

 

If you want to download images you need to log in first.

 

In case you do do not have an account yet you can register online. We will get in contact with you as soon as possible. You can also call us at +49 69 244 321 866 or send us an e-mail.

 

You will find a download button under all images you are eligible to download - no matter if you view them in thumbnail or preview size.

 

Depending on your account you can download images either in preview size or in high-resolution.

 

In order to download a single image click on one of these icons located underneath each image: download preview icon (preview) or download high resolution icon (high-resolution).

 

 

 

download several images at once / basket function

The basket function allows you to download several pictures at once.

Simply click on the add-to-basket-icon basket icon underneath each picture you wish to receive. Once you have added all images to your basket click on the 'Basket' button.

Here you can review your selection and do your final edit. You can remove images from your basket by clicking on the trashcan icon trashcan icon underneath each image. Then click on 'Order Now'.

 

A new window opens. Please enter your email address and choose the image quality required. You will then receive an email with a download link for a zip file containing all images in your basket.

 

If you do not have agreed rates you can check for the image licensing fee by clicking on 'Fee Request'. Please fill in the credentials required in the pop-up window and click the 'send' button. Your request will be automatically forwarded to the epa customer service.

 

 

An overview of the images you have downloaded over the past twelve months is also available online. Simply click on downloads for details.

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