Insight provides tools for accessing web-based digital image collections. The software allows you to search image collections, manipulate selected images using a "digital lightbox", and create image-based presentations that are ideal for classroom and professional use. Unique features of the presentation software allow for zooming in and cropping of high-resolution images during a presentation, in addition to the ability to annotate and weblink content. Individual images can also be exported for use in other presentation software, such as PowerPoint, and as HTML pages.
Luna Insight hosts the art and architecture image database. Insight is available on the computers in the Art + Architecture Library. The Java program necessary to access the database can be also downloaded from Luna for university and personal computers.
Any university department is welcome to use Luna for its image collections for in-house use, classroom use, or for public display. The library hosts the collections on its server. Departments manage their own collections.
This guide explains how to download Luna, search in Luna, and make presentations. Contact Steve Tatum for questions about using the Art + Architecture database or creating a departmental database: Art + Architecture Library, 100E Cowgill Hall, 540-231-6182.
February 5, 2012