Lightboxes

Lightboxes

Creating a Lightbox

Click on the folder icon from the menu bar on the left to view the Lightbox panel. From here you can view existing lightboxes or create a new one. To create a new lightbox, enter the lightbox name, and click on the Create Lightbox button. The lightbox will appear under “Saved Lightboxes” below. To make it the default lightbox, click on the star symbol to the left of the lightbox name. Another way to see your lightboxes is via the main menu using the icon with three horizontal lines , top right. From the menu options click on the "Lightbox" link, this will then bring up a list of your lightboxes if you have any. Your current default lightbox will be shown at the top, and saved lightboxes if you have any will be shown below the "Create lightbox" button. To the right of the lightbox name you will see the mini-menu symbol. The menu icon within each lightbox will open the lightbox context menu, this will enable you to:
  • Open the manager
  • Open the panel
  • See or add notes
  • Rename
  • Clone
  • Delete
  • Share the lightbox

Adding Assets to a Lightbox

To add an image to a lightbox, move the mouse over a thumbnail, and click on the folder icon to add it to the lightbox of your choice. You can also do this in the preview window. Or, from the lightbox menu you can click on “Open panel” to view the lightbox in a panel to the left of the screen. When this is open, you can drag images from the search results above into the panel to add them to the lightbox.

Lightbox Manager

Use the lightbox menu to select the lightbox manager. In the lightbox manager, you can select one or more images by clicking in the white circle at the bottom left of each image. After doing this, the following options will appear on the left
  • Copy to lightbox
  • Move to lightbox
  • Delete selected
Clicking on the copy or move options will display a list of lightboxes so that one can be selected. If you click on “Delete selected” you will be asked to confirm or cancel. You can rename, delete or clone a lightbox by clicking on the cogwheel icon at the top of the lightbox area. Should you have any questions regarding your access and management of Lightboxes, please contact us at rightsrepro@chicagohistory.org.

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