How to Download Images from the SMUS Photo Gallery

The SMUS photo gallery can be intimidating but if you refer to this post, you will have access to more than 200,000 (and counting) photos from SMUS life.

Currently, there are 12 albums (named by school year) and inside those albums are several more sub-albums, some of them with sub-albums and so on. Yes, there is a lot. Finding an image is quite intuitive though.

Searching the Gallery

Our gift to the Class of 2014 has been to tag each photo with the names of the students in it. If you’re looking for a specific student, type their full name (ie: Christopher Wedick) into the search box in the upper left corner.

Another handy trick is to use the Advanced Search option. Here, you can reduce duplicates by checking different boxes. If you are looking for images from an event (Walk for Water, let’s say) you should have only Search titles selected (as the album would likely be titled Walk for Water). If you are looking for something more generic, try selecting just Search keywords and typing in something like “classroom” or “spirit” or “John Reid” for example. Sometimes the gallery can be a challenge to search because there are so many images. Try different keywords. Simple words are better than long phrases.

Downloading from the Gallery

Go to the school year you are looking for, click the album subject (Junior, Middle, Senior, Alumni, Campus Shots), click the Month and then click the Event. From there you can download the whole album (“Add album to cart”) or select separate images (click on the image and click “Add image to cart”). You can even move from album to album or year to year adding images to your cart.

Once you have all the images you want, go to the pull-down menu that reads “Cart actions” on the right side of the screen. Click it and scroll to “Download in zip”. This will put a compressed zip file into your “downloads” folder (or wherever you choose) where you can open it and do what you like with the photos. Because of the high-resolution of the images, this zip file can be quite large and may take some time to download. You can also right-click the image you want and “Save As”. This will allow you to download the picture to whichever folder you choose.

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