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This help function is intended to show you how to use the Picture database of the MV Tourist Board efficiently for your picture research. A list of frequently asked questions, with replies, can be viewed by selecting "FAQ" from the navigation bar at the top of the screen.

PICTURE SEARCH A variety of search options are listed in the left-hand column: you can enter any relevant term or phrase under Full Text Search or you can search by picture number. The Advanced Search function enables you to find pictures from an alphabetical list of keywords. Pictures can also be selected by theme, from a selection of main keywords under "Category Search", or by region/geographically under "Map Search".

SEARCH RESULT
The results of your picture search are initially shown as thumbnails in "Picture View" with the respective picture number.

Further information such as picture title, picture number, copyright (photographer/source), picture dimensions, resolution, colour mode, price, keywords can be displayed by clicking on "Text view

The following functions can be accessed directly from the picture view or text view by clicking on the appropriate icon:

Display further information (descriptions,
press information) relating to the image.
Add the picture to your personal selection
(Order folder).
Remove the picture from your Order
folder.
Detail view of the picture with picture
title, copyright, picture format, resolution,
colour mode, price, file size and
keywords

 

SELECTING AND ORDERING
You can put together your own personal selection of pictures by simply clicking on the shopping trolley icon  to add pictures to your personal Order folder. This folder can be viewed by selecting "Order" from the navigation bar at the top of the screen. You can add a note to any of the pictures in the folder. The function "Create a new folder  “ enables you to set up additional folders, for example for different projects, making it easier for you to manage your pictures.

Click on "Order folder  " " to proceed to the online order form for high-resolution and low-resolution images. The form provides details of the pictures selected, prices and your personal delivery information (invoice / delivery address) for you to verify. Please choose between delivery on CD-ROM or download (max. 5 pictures).

A handling fee of €30 each CD-ROM is charged for orders in excess of one CD-ROM (approx. 45 high-resolution images).
Please always state the intended use for the selected picture (name of publication, page no./internet domain, print run). Before confirming your order by clicking on "Order  " , please read and confirm the Terms and Conditions for Use of Pictures from the GNTB Picture Database. Your order cannot be completed until this has been done.

If the quantity you have ordered exceeds the capacity of one CD, you will receive an automatically generated invoice as a pdf file. All prices are subject to VAT at the statutory rate. All invoices are due and payable without deductions immediately upon receipt. Any bank or post & packaging charges or any other costs incurred in connection with the payment are to be borne by you. The CD-ROM will be delivered to you by post within two to three working days.

Picture download

All the images are available in three different sizes:

1)as low-resolution images, resolution 72 dpi, max. 110 x 110 pixels (approx. 3 x 4cm), without watermark, JPG format
2)as low-resolution images, resolution 72 dpi, max. 400 x 400 pixels (approx. 9 x 14cm), with watermark, JPG format
3)as high-resolution images, resolution 300 dpi, picture size A5/A6, without watermark*

Layout files can be downloaded as follows:

1)If you download by right-clicking, you will receive the pictures in the smallest size with a maximum of 110 x 110 pixels (approx. 3 x 4cm, without watermark).
2)If you download by clicking on the diskette symbol  , you will receive the pictures in medium size with a maximum of 400 x 400 pixels (approx. 9 x 14cm, with watermark).

*High-resolution images (resolution 300 dpi, TIFF format, picture size A5/A6) can only be downloaded directly in exceptional cases by accredited database users. If you wish to do this, please get in touch with us via the Contact page and state the intended use for the picture (name of publication, page no./internet domain, print run).


Important notes for downloading by right-clicking

Windows:
Please select "Save data" and right-click on the picture. Then select "Save Picture As..." from the menu and specify the location to which you would like to save the picture on your computer.

with Netscape 7.01
The file suffix may be incorrect after the pictures have been downloaded (e.g. "306.tif.php"). If this is the case, please change the file name manually to "306.tif". The image can now be opened in a graphics or image processing application.

Mac OS:
Please select "Save data" and click on the picture, holding the mouse key down for a few seconds. Then select "Save Image As" from the menu and specify the location to which you would like to save the picture on your computer.

with Internet Explorer 5.5
The file suffix may be incorrect after the pictures have been downloaded (e.g. "306.tif.php"). If this is the case, please change the file name manually to "306.tif". The image can now be opened in a graphics or image processing application.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems using the picture database - simply click on "Contact" in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.


Published by (with responsibility for the content):
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e. V.
German National Tourist Board
Beethovenstrasse 69
60325 Frankfurt/Main
GERMANY

Phone: +49 (0)69-974 64-0
Telefax: +49 (0)69-974 64-237

Internet: www.germany-tourism.de
Picture database: www.images-dzt.de


The order function is available after your registration.


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