CREATING YOUR USER ACCOUNT
In order to streamline your photos.visitgreenland.com user experience as much as possible we recommend creating a personal user account for Libris.
A user login gives you universal database access and is a one-time process much like signing up for Facebook or elsewhere online.
The process for signing up to a photodatabase account is the following:
1) Create your user account here
2) Once you have created your account, you will receive an automated email from Libris photodatabase that your account sign-up has been received.
3) After this, send us an email at email@example.com with the registered email so we can add you to the group of users with extended search and download permissions.
4) We will then send you a personal email confirming that your account is active, and you are now ready to both search and download images from our archive.
(If anyone else in your company or organization needs database access they will have to set up their own account unless you decide to use the same login credentials across your own user group).
When you use a personal/company login you will also have extended sharing rights and you can create and send personal compilations of images, so-called Lightboxes, to other users.
The new database is built around a number of folders named “Galleries”.
This is the home of all the Visit Greenland images in one continuous stream.
Things To Do
This collection of galleries is organized in the same way as we did with Flickr and much the same way that we do in the greenland.com website main menu. Most B2B users will find that this is their go-to collection for browsing images.
This is a collection of galleries with subfolders for different places around the country. We only build folders for a place when we have enough images to collect them in one folder.
This collection of galleries mirrors the Flickr image organization and the greenland.com main menu strcuture.
This new collection of galleries makes it possible to get an immediate overview of images from each photographer in the database. All of these images also live in relevant galleries under the Things to Do, Destinations, and About Greenland gallery collections.
This is a database folder without any image content, and, to avoid confusion, we expect it to be invisible for end users at some point in the future.
You will find the search function in the page header under “Search”.
Searches allow you to pinpoint images based on both keywords and other criteria. We recommend using the Keywords field, and you can consider it much like a Google free text search. For instance, if you write “Sisimiut” you will get all 300 or so images tagged with Sisimiut.
Or you can narrow the search and write “Sisimiut winter” and get a little less than 100 images.
As noted earlier, if you have not registered a Libris user account you will not be able to use the photodatabase.
We use the license “Limited Commercial License”. Outside Greenland only tourism related companies are allowed to acquire an account, and get access to the photodatabase - and are only allowed to use the photos from our photodatase in the context of marketing Greenlandic tourist products.
All Greenlandic companies can, in principle, use our photodatabase and photos, as long as the context is unambiguously about Greenland. We do recommend, though, that greenlandic companies outside the tourism industry hire a local photographer to take photos for marketing-related material, instead of using photos from our database.
To register as a user you can use the Login button in the header menu or you can set up a user account when clicking the download link on an image in the database. Please note that creating a user account is not the same as setting up an actual Libris account which you would only do if you wanted to buy and build your own image database.
REMEMBER - YOU CAN ALWAYS ASK
We know that a new database is bound to have a few bumps in the road that need smoothing out before everything just runs, so if you experience any challenges with downloads, user account set ups, or similar actions send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will guide you through the process.
We hope you are able to put the new image database to good use.
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