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Better looking, better searching – site updates

We are working on improving access to, and information about, the images included on our site. Here are a few of the things we are doing to make these changes:

  • No longer will you open images that are way too big! Images are being resized so that you can see the whole image as soon as you open it.
Previous overly zoomed image, can only see tiny part of image

Previous overly zoomed image

New and improved image size, meaning you can see most of the picture when opened

Improved image size

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Source information is being included and improved on images so you always know where we got the images from.
  • Clear rights and copyright information is being added to all photographs. If we aren’t sure of the exact use terms we are making that clear too.
  • Under Archival reference you will be able to find any relevant clearly identified image numbers, IDs or codes to help you find the information in the library or archive the image comes from.
Previous image details

Previous image details

New improved image details

New improved image details

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Dates are being made as accurate as possible. If we don’t know when the photo was taken, our best guess has been added and the description will include the phrase ‘This photo is undated, the date included is an estimate.’
  • Want to know who took the photo? If we can find the name, we are including the photographer in the Creator field.
Previously no date nor creator listed

Previously no date nor creator listed

Updated information includes estimated date and known photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with these changes, some of the actual images on the site are being changed. We are taking away images of people that funded Homes and putting in more images of the buildings and children that were in the Homes. This work is being done to continue to make the site more relevant and useful to you.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Frank Golding

    June 7, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Big ✔️✔️✔️ Thank you!
    Would be really helpful if, when you tell us about copyright, you could write a plain English statement about whether we can copy and re-use. Not everyone understands copyright rules.

    • Find & Connect

      June 7, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! And thanks for the feedback, we’ll take that on board and work out the best way to get that message across.

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