On this site, it’s easy to download photos, videos, audio tracks, PDF documents. If it’s not immediately clear how to do so, then the tips included here will guide you.
Photos and Other Images
Images will open in a lightbox
Almost all the images on this site will will expand to a full-page “lightbox” view when clicked or tapped on the page. Whenever you’d like to look at an image more closely, click/tap it and the image will expand as much as possible and still fit your browser window.
The lightbox layer replaces the page you were reading with the image filling the browser window. In the upper right corner of the window, you will notice these controls:
These icons will disappear after a second or two. To make them reappear, just move your mouse or touch your touchscreen.
Share the image to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest
Zoom in on the image to see more detail
Shrink the image back to its original size
Expand the lightbox beyond the browser window to use the full screen of your device
Shrink the lightbox back to the size of your browser window
Start slideshow, automatically advancing to next image on the page or in the gallery
Pause the slideshow (Use on-screen arrows or keyboard arrow-keys or swipe gestures on touch devices to manually go forward/back through the series of images)
Download the image to your computer or device
Close the lightbox and return to the page you were viewing
Do It Once to See It’s Easy:
Give it a try. In 10 seconds, you can master the basics of viewing a photo in the lightbox, then closing the lightbox to return to this page.
Here’s a photo of a flower bed. To view it enlarged in a lightbox, click or tap the photo. You could play around with the various options, even download it, if you’d like. When you are done, click/tap the “X” in the upper right corner to come back here.
Here is a photo gallery with a few flower photos. Click/tap any one of them to display the photo in the lightbox. You could start a slideshow of the photos in this gallery. You can go forward/back through the photos in this series with the on-screen arrows (at the left and right sides of the window) the keyboard arrow keys or with swipe gestures on touch devices.
Download Entire Photo Album
With some photo albums or galleries, there will be an option to download the entire set of image files (as a zipped folder). If the option is available, there will be a download button present:
Each article (post) on this site focuses on a particular event or aspect of our family stories. Normally, on blogs, each article has its posting date set to the date the article was published on the blog. On this site, however, I have set the post date to the date when the event occurred, even if that is many decades in the past.
So all the posts are ordered chronologically by date of event occurrence. The website menu bar has links to different collections of these stories. Also, use the search box (on the right side of the menu bar at the top of every page, also in the footer, at the bottom of every page) to find stories of interest.