Accessing and Downloading Photos in Photoshelter

The Office of Marketing maintains all official photos owned by Cummings School in their Photoshelter account. We have a few public photo galleries (mostly generic photos used throughout the website), but the vast majority of photos are protected. Members of the Tufts community (those with tufts.edu email addresses) can be granted access to view and download these photos. Read through our FAQ or contact us if you need access or help.

  • We have uploaded over 100,000 photos dating back to 2010 or so and organized them to the best of our ability. The photos were taken at Cummings School and at Cummings School events.

    Every photo we had access to from 2010 onward was uploaded to Photoshelter. Historically, not many photos were labeled nor tagged, so we have done our best to sort them into logical groupings.

    Photo tagging is a work in progress. Therefore, a typical search may not yield satisfactory results. For example, if you are looking for photos of Jane Doe and search on her name you may only find one photo, or perhaps none at all.  However, if you know that Jane Doe is affiliated with a particular service in a hospital, you might find photos by navigating to the hospital->service folder and perusing the images in the service folder.

  • Faculty and staff can request an account on Photoshelter to view photos by contacting the Office of Marketing, Only a small and select number of photos are made public (meaning anyone in the world can see and download them).

    Generally, if you are affiliated with Tufts (and have a tufts.edu email address) you may request and receive access. With access, you will be able to search, browse and download all images we have available to the Cummings community.

    Some photos are restricted beyond the school. For example, if a particular faculty member commissions a photoshoot of a surgical procedure; the photos of the surgical procedure remain in a private gallery (not available to the remainder of the Cummings community.)

    Only on very limited occasions do we grant access to our photos to people not affiliated with Tufts (outside graphic designers, for example).

    Use the form on this page to contact the Office of Marketing if you have questions.

  • Photoshelter accounts are NOT tied to your Tufts single sign on account. You will need to maintain a password separately for your Photoshelter account. However, it is easy to reset your password should you forget.

    TO LOG IN (if you already have a Photoshelter account with your Tufts email address):

    1. Navigate to the Cummings School Photoshelter homepage: http://cummingsschool.photoshelter.com/
    1. Go to Login in top ribbon
    1. Enter your Tufts email address in the email field
    1. Enter your Photoshelter password in the password field
    1. Click Login. Your name will display in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.

    TO LOG IN (if you do not have a Photoshelter account with your Tufts email address)

    Anyone can create an account on Photoshelter. If you already have an account with an email address that is not your Tufts email, you will need to create another account with your Tufts email address.

    1. Navigate to the Sign up for a free account page on Photoshelter:
      https://cummingsschool.photoshelter.com/signup/signup/free
    1. Enter your information including your Tufts email address.
    1. After your account is set up, contact the Office of Marketing to be granted access to the Cummings School galleries.

    Once you have a Photoshelter account AND you have been given access to the Cummings School Galleries, you will find the galleries after you login by looking under Galleries -> Invited Galleries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title="How do I download photos?" tab_id="1476467944128-baec8ad7-4376"][vc_column_text]You can download individual images or complete galleries.

    Download an entire Gallery of Images

    • Navigate to the gallery in Photoshelter
    • Click the download icon in the bottom right of your screen.
    • On the next screen, choose "Select All" and continue
    • On the next screen choose the image size you want to download (Original is probably what you want) then click Continue.
    • You will be given a download link. Once clicked, the images will download to your browser's download folder.

    Download selected images in a Gallery

    • Navigate to the gallery in Photoshelter
    • Click the download icon in the bottom right of your screen.
    • On the next screen, click on the images in the gallery you want to download.
    • On the next screen choose the image size you want to download (Original is probably what you want) then click Continue.
    • You will be given a download link. Once clicked, the images will download to your browser's download folder.

    Download an individual image

    • When looking at the full image in Photoshelter, click the download icon in the bottom right of your screen.
    • Choose the image size you want to download (normally "Original")
    • The image will download to your browser's download folder.
  • If you believe you know a particular photo exists or you need access to a perhaps restricted gallery (e.g., a gallery of photos that only select people have access to - not the entire Cummings Community), use the form on this page to contact us.

    However, what you see in Photoshelter is pretty much it. We realize it might take time to find the right photo, but we cannot necessarily find it any faster. If we had the time and money to sort, tag and categorize 200k photos, we would. For now, we have done the best we can and will commit to fully tagging and categorizing new photos as they are entered into Photoshelter.

    Other resources for photos include:

  • The easiest way to share photos it to create Lightboxes. Photoshelter has excellent instructions that we won't repeat here:

    Using Lightboxes

    There is often confusion over what people can do with the images once they share a lightbox. Here are some tips.

    You can share lightboxes with anyone (including people who are not at Tufts).

    If the person has a Photoshelter account with the address to which you send the invitation, they will log in to Photoshelter and then will be able to view and interact with your photos.

    If the person is also a Tufts affiliated person AND they have been granted access to the photos you are sharing (it's a two step process - just having a Tufts email account on Photoshelter is not enough - we need to grant access to the address), they will also be able to download the photos.

     

  • If you or someone on your team could help us tag even a small portion of the photos in Photoshelter, we will gladly accept the help. Fill out our contact form and select help tagging photos and we will be in touch with more details.

    And thank you! It takes a village!