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Early European Books: Document Image

Document Image Tips

1. Image Options

Options which apply to the image only are displayed next to the heading Image Options above and below the image section of the page.

View with scale
To get an idea of the actual size of an image or elements within it, click the View with scale. To get an idea of the actual size of an image or elements within it, click the

Download image
To save a copy of the image to your computer, click the Download image link. This opens a dialogue box offering options to either save or open the image file. The image will be saved as a JPEG file. Note: the JPEG image file was created at a resolution of 300dpi (dots per inch).

View document as PDF
Each document image is available in PDF format which can be viewed using the Adobe Reader software. Click on the View document as PDF link to open a page which enables you to choose to convert the whole document or a particular page range into a PDF file. Once you have entered the page range into the box provided, click the View document as PDF button and the document will load in a new Adobe Reader window. Be aware that if you choose a large page range the PDF may take a long time to download.

Durable URL for the image
You can obtain the durable link for a document image by clicking the Durable URL for this image link. A pop-up window will open displaying the URL; you can copy and paste it into your documents and email

Open a larger Flash viewer
You can open a bigger version of the viewer by clicking the Open a larger flash viewer link. This will open the flash viewer in a new window - you will need to close the window to return to the original document image page.

Switch to JPEG view
If you do not wish to view the document image using the Flash zoom and rotate controls you can open an alternative version of the image by clicking the Switch to JPEG link. The scanned image is displayed as a JPEG file.

Switch to Flash view
If you are viewing the document image as a JPEG or have made JPEG your default view and you wish to view the document image using the zoom and rotate controls, you can open a Flash version of the image by clicking the Switch to Flash link.

2. Changing the default image view

The document image page displays the Flash version of the document image by default.

If you wish to change the default:

  • Click the Change default image view button at the top right hand side of the page.
  • A panel pops up telling you what the current default view is and containing radio buttons to enable you to choose a different option.
  • Select the Flash radio button to choose Flash as the default.
  • OR
  • Select the JPEG radio button to choose JPEG as the default.
  • Click the Change button to submit your change.

Changes take effect immediately and will last for the duration of your session or until you change the default again.

3. View image: navigating through multiple paged document images

If, as in most cases, the document image has several pages, links to each page of the document are displayed above and below the image. The current page number is shown in bold text.

If there are more than ten pages, the nine pages that make up the decade range the current page is part of will have separate links. The other page links will cover a range of ten pages.

4. Image

The screenshot is of the Flash version.

5. Using the Flash controls

If you a viewing the Flash version of the document image, you will see a set of controls displayed below the image. By default the image is shown fully zoomed out and centered in the Flash viewer, you can use the controls to enlarge or decrease the size of the image, rotate the image clockwise and counter-clockwise, and move it in different directions. The navigator panel below the image displays an outline of your current position within the image which updates as you move it around.

To enlarge the image:

  • Click the image itself with the left mouse button - each click increases the size a step at a time
  • Click the plus icon (+) - each click increases the size a step at a time
  • Click and drag the zoom slider control
  • Press the Shift key on your keyboard

To decrease the size of the image:

  • Click the minus icon (−) - each click decreases the size a step at a time
  • Click and drag the zoom slider control
  • Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard - each press decreases the size a step at a time

To rotate the image:

Click one of the rotate icons (the arrows indicate the direction of rotation) - if you click and hold, the image will be rotated smoothly in the chosen direction until you release the mouse button.

To move the image:

  • Click the scroll arrows
  • Click the image itself and drag it in the chosen direction
  • Press the arrow keys on your keyboard

You can open a bigger version of the viewer by clicking the Open a larger flash viewer option in the Image Options links.

 5. Record

Click on the title link to see the full record.


6. Navigation panel

On all other pages the navigation panel appears in the top right below the page title. See the Full Record page for more information about these features.

Document Image