Clicking Lightbox will display your saved lightbox. If you have created multiple lightboxes, you may select lightboxes from the dropdown menu and View, Print, or Email Selected Lighbox. You can also display your lightboxes by clicking the View icon within the lightbox frame on the bottom of the search page. For additional help with how to use lightboxes, click here.
Selecting My Account will allow you to review your account information, complete your download order, and review past download orders.
If you have ordered high-resolution images from us, you may download them by clicking Pickup and entering a user name and password that we will email to you. Images can be downloaded one at a time by clicking on each thumbnail (right-click to save them to your computer), or all at once by clicking the zip archive link.
Clicking About Us will take you to an informative profile of The Granger Collection.
Clicking on Galleries will direct you to galleries of images arranged by topic.
Clicking the Live Chat button on the top right will initiate a chat session with someone from The Granger Collection should you need assistance during normal business hours.
Please contact us if you are having difficulty using our site, wish to order pictures, or have not found the images you are looking for—we are always happy to help you with your search. Also, please keep in mind that we are adding new images to our digital database every day. Click the Contact link at the bottom of each page to e-mail us or obtain our phone and fax numbers.
Terms & Conditions
The Terms & Conditions link will open a window that explains the terms and conditions for the use of our website as well as the conditions surrounding the lease and licensing of images of The Granger Collection.
The more specific you can be the better your chance of finding the pictures you need.
You can search for images by entering:
Spelling & Punctuation
While our search engine allows for multiple spellings of many terms, please use the word prompter as you type in the search box to find the spellings available in our keyword database.
Please do not use punctuation in your search.
Time Periods & Dynasties
You may further limit your search within a century by including the terms early, mid, or late (example: early 20th century).
For images from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, you may search for the phrase 'turn of the century.'
You may also search by historical time periods and dynasties (examples: Edo period, Pre Columbian, The Great Depression, Qing Dynasty).
You can use as many keywords as you like to define the limits of a search.
For example, if you want to search for temples in Cambodia enter the keywords 'temple AND Cambodia' in the search box .
The resulting search will find images that have both of these keywords associated with them and, therefore, show only those temples that are located in Cambodia.
If your search includes phrases or compound terms (example: 18th Century), please be sure to use AND between each compound term and other keywords (example: 18th Century AND map AND North America).
Using 'OR' and 'NOT'
You can also use OR or NOT to expand or limit your search.
For example, if you are looking for images of the Revolutionary War, but not images depicting the Continental Army, enter 'Revolutionary War NOT Continental Army' in the search box.
The resulting search will find images that have the keyword Revolutionary War, but not Continental Army.
You can also use 'OR' to expand your search. For example, if you are looking for images of African art or art in Africa, enter 'African OR Africa AND Art' in the search box.
Upon clicking the Search Within check-box, the cursor will move to the Search field where you may enter additional search terms to narrow results.
For example, if you search for 'Eskimo and daily life' but only want to see interiors, click Search Within and enter 'interior' in the search box to filter those pictures from the first set of results.
Filter by Color
Use the check-boxes to select Color, Black and White (B&W), or both to return more precise or more broad results.
Filter by Orientation
Use the check-boxes to select Horizontal, Vertical, or both to return more precise or more broad results.
The Search Options tab allows you to control the display of search results by selecting or deselecting Captions and Pop up Preview and increasing or decreasing the Results per Page and Thumbnail size. You may also select from your Search History to search again or rephrase your query.
The Browse Images tab allows you to browse by Category, Century, Region, or Country or by any combination of those.
The Keyword Index can help you if you are looking for a particular spelling or compound term such as a title. Clicking on a term will take you to the search results page for that term.
More Search Examples
Woman and 1860s
Baseball and America or American
Fine Art and 18th century
World War II not battle
Creating and Naming Lightboxes
While searching www.granger.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.
Advanced Lightbox Manager
The Advanced Lightbox Manager allows you to create, delete, copy and rename lightboxes, remove multiple items at a time from a lightbox, edit notes and comments, copy and move items from one lightbox to another, rearrange items in a lightbox, email a lightbox, and print a lightbox.
Each lightbox has a comment field, and each item in a lightbox has a notes field. You may create as many lightboxes as you wish, and each lightbox can have an unlimited number of items. However, please note that lightboxes that have hundreds of items may load slowly, so it may be more efficient to split up a large lightbox into smaller ones with similar names.
Note: When using the Advanced Lightbox Manager, a lightbox may become out of sync with the lightbox shown in the lightbox page. When you close the Advanced Lightbox Manager, the lightbox page should refresh to sync up the lightbox shown.
|Upload File to a Lightbox||Save Lightbox to a File|
|View Lightbox in the Main Site||Print Lightbox|
|Email Lightbox||Copy Lightbox|
|Rename Lightbox||Delete Lightbox|
|Edit Notes||Edit Comments|
|Copy Comments to the Other Lightbox||Undo the Last Change to This Lightbox|
|Options for Dropping Items||Check all Items|
|Uncheck all Items||Remove Checked Items|
Advanced Lightbox Manager System Requirements
The Advanced Lightbox Manager will run on PC and Mac operating systems that are newer than 1994. Compatible browsers are: Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, and Safari.
Creating and Deleting Lightboxes
To create a lightbox, type the lightbox name in the 'Create a New Lightbox' edit box and select the 'go'button. To delete a lightbox, open the Advanced Lightbox Manager, select a lightbox and select 'Delete All' from the menu bar.
Copying and Renaming Lightboxes
Selecting 'Copy' or 'Rename' will open a pop-up window that allows you to copy or rename a lightbox. When you copy or rename a lightbox, its notes and comments will also be saved to the new lightbox.
Removing Items from a Lightbox
To remove items from a lightbox, check the ones you want to remove and select 'Remove Checked Items.' Do not select 'Delete All' unless you want to delete the entire lightbox.
Editing Notes in a Lightbox
There are two ways to edit notes in a lightbox. One way is to select the 'Notes' button which will open a pop-up window where you may add and edit the notes for all the items in the lightbox. The other way is to select the notes icon under an item. This will open a pop-up window where you may add and edit the note for the single item.
Editing Comments in a Lightbox
The comments for a lightbox are shown below its items. To edit the comments, select the Edit Comments icon from the menu bar, type the comments in the edit box, and click 'Save.'
Previewing a Lightbox Item
Select the icon underneath an item to be redirected to a preview page where the item id and caption will be shown. You may return to your lightbox by clicking RETURN TO LIGHTBOX above the preview image. In the Advanced Lightbox Manager, a pop-up preview with item notes will appear when you select the preview icon.
Viewing Two Lightboxes Side by Side
You may view up to two lightboxes at a time. In the dropdown that says 'View one lightbox,' select the option to view two lightboxes. You will then see two lightboxes side by side.
Copying Items from Lightbox to Lightbox
First select a lightbox on the left and another on the right. You may copy single items by clicking and dragging them between lightboxed. To copy multiple items to the other lightbox, check the items on the left you want to copy to the right and select the icon from the menu bar. You can copy them from right to left by checking the items on the right and selecting the icon. Only if 'Include Notes' is checked will the notes will be copied. If you copy or move an item to a lightbox that already has the item, the item's notes will be overwritten.
Moving Items from Lightbox to Lightbox
This is the same as copying items, except that you select the icon or the icon. The item or items will be moved from one lightbox to the other.
Copying Comments from Lightbox to Lightbox
Select the icon to copy the comments from one lightbox to the other.
Rearranging Items in a Lightbox
To move an item in a large lightbox, select 'Mouse Click and Drag' from the top menu. Select the image you want to move by single clicking it with the mouse. Then without holding the mouse button down, drag the item to its new location. Then click the mouse again to place the item. The item will always be placed to the right of the item you move it to unless you move it to the first item.
You may use the scroll bar while moving an item. To do this, drag the item to the scroll bar, click down and move the scroll, then release the mouse button and the item will reappear next to the mouse cursor.
Each item has a number below it indicating its position in the lightbox. Changes are saved automatically.
Emailing a Lightbox
You can email a lightbox to a client and you can give the client permission to annotate and change your lightbox. In this case, the user will be able to delete items and change comments and notes. A client does not have to be registered to change your lightbox, and all registered clients can save an emailed lightbox to their account.
Printing a Lightbox
Selecting 'Print' will open a pop-up a window allowing you to print a lightbox. The selections on the top allow you to choose how you want the lightbox printout to look.
Ordering a High-Resolution Image
You can order high-resolution images individually by clicking the Order High Res Image link on the Preview page. This link will take you to the Order and Image page, where your profile information will be displayed along with billing options. Please review and change any information as necessary.
You will see the image number of the picture you have chosen to order located just above the Project Title field. Click order high res at the bottom of the page to send us your order. You will soon be sent an e-mail notifying you that your pictures are ready to be downloaded. Please contact us to discuss fees and rights for usage.
Ordering a Lightbox of Images
You can also order a lightbox of images by clicking the Order Lightbox button in the bottom lightbox frame that appears when you add images to a lightbox . You may also order a lightbox by clicking on LIGHTBOX from the main navigation where you can select the lightbox you wish to order from the dropdown menu and click Order Lightbox.
Please make sure the Lightbox drop-down menu on the Order page displays the lightbox you wish to order before clicking Order Lightbox. We recommend that this feature be used to order multiple high-resolution images for any one project. There is no limit to the number of pictures that can be ordered at one time. See Organizing Your Lightbox for help with creating lightboxes.
The Granger Collection does not offer royalty-free images.
Since pictures are used in a myriad of different ways, specific prices are not listed on our website. To obtain pricing for any picture, simply contact us with detailed information on the intended use of the picture and an email quotation will follow directly.
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If you cannot find what you are looking for, please keep in mind that we are adding new pictures to our database every day, and are happy to help you in your image search. Please call us at 212-447-1789 or e-mail us.