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:
Video Viewing and Downloading
Videos play directly from their location on the page. Standard video controls overlay the bottom of the video image.
The Play/Pause toggle button is in the lower left corner.
The Full-Screen toggle button is in the lower right corner
Most videos can be downloaded from this website by clicking the download button(s) located directly below the video on the page:
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- For the 8mm home movie clips, Hi-Def is 960×720, Lo-Def is 480×360
- For the HD videos, Hi-Def is 1920×1080, Lo-Def is 640×360
Downloading Audio and Documents
Audio Playing and Downloading
MP3 Audio players on the page use familiar play/pause controls, volume control and a progress bar that can be used to jump to different times in the recording.
If the recording is available for download, there will be a download button near the audio player:
Document Viewing and Downloading
PDF documents will open up in an overlay over the web page when you click / tap on their link or thumbnail.
The upper right corner of the page groups several controls, including the control for downloading the PDF.
Some documents will have their own download button.