How to Use This Site
All images on this website are copyrighted © Jim M. Goldstein.
Any copying, usage and/or distribution is strictly prohibited.
> We have endeavored to create an easy to search database for our growing collection of images. As you can see there are numerous categories to browse. You can also enter keywords in the search box to narrow your choices. We have embedded keywords into all the image collections to respond to more selected searches. The scope of your search results will be determined by your selection of keywords.
> Quick Search - By default the system uses "Match at least one keyword" for the quick search function. If you input "beautiful sunset" (without the quotes) into the quick search field, then the search function will return results for any media that contain either "beautiful" OR "sunset" in its properties.
The system supports the "AND" and NOT" operands in the quick search function by the use of the plus sign (+) and minus sign (-) respectively in front of the keywords.
If you input "beautiful +sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will only return results for any media that contain both keywords "beautiful" AND "sunset" in its properties.
If you input "beautiful "sunset" (without the quotes) into the search field, the system will return results for any media that contain the keyword "beautiful", but this media can't contain the keyword "sunset" in its properties.
Note: There must not any spaces between the second keyword and the input operands (+), (-) keywords.
> Advanced Search - The advanced search function doesn"t use the same algorithms as above. It offers options allowing you to choose which operand you want to use for your searches.
There are three options available.
Match at least one keyword
The system will return results for any media that contain either one of the input keywords in its properties.
Match all keywords
The system will only return results for any media that contain all input keywords in its properties.
Match exact phrase
The system will only return results for any media that contains the exact input keyword phrase in its properties.
> The Lightbox is YOUR collection of images. You may add up to 30 images to your lightbox. If you wish to purchase an image that is in your lightbox, click on the thumbnail to view the enlarged image. Select the items that you want to purchase and click on the "add to cart" button.
> The shopping cart displays your order details, if you wish to delete an image from your order before proceeding to checkout, simply hit the remove link on the right side.
> You will need to login to checkout your order. If you are new to the site please complete the registration form to create a username and password. This information is stored, so that you can return to the site to make future purchases and so that we can review your orders.
> We utilize PayPal for purchases made on this site.
> If you do not want to use our online ordering system, we are available to take phone orders from 9AM to 5PM Pacific Standard time every day. To order by phone please call: (415) 350-9664
> This page shows your order history and also allows you to download any instant download orders.
How to Purchase Images on this Site
> To provide a rate quote for any usage, we need to know the following:
- Specific Use: in what media will the picture(s) be used? I.e. book, magazine, brochure, website, video, etc.
- Industry: in what industry will it be used? For example, publishing, paper, advertising...
- Distribution area: local, regional, national, international
- Size: the image size related to the final page size, if printed, I.e. 1/2 page, full page, etc., or screen size if on website.
- Total circulation: how many copies will be produced.
- Duration: amount of time you plan to use the image(s)
- Start date/End date
> You are granted a licence for a ONE TIME NON-EXCLUSIVE USE - This means that you can use the image for one type of publication or web domain only. If you use the image in a brochure, you do not have the right to create a new product such as a magazine ad which uses the same image.
> Please contact us at (415) 350-9664 if exclusive usage is required.
> Image files can be delivered via FTP, a download link (preferred), or sent on CD/DVD.
> Most of our scan library consists of ~50MB high res TIFF scans, but any image can be scanned larger on request at for an additional fee. Please give us at least 48 hours' notice to produce scans on request.
Product Return Policy
> If for any reason you are not satisfied with a print order, we will refund 100% of your order upon its return to us in the condition that it was received. Return shipping charges are your responsibility. You must contact us prior to any return and we will give you specific return instructions. If your order is delivered damaged, it is your responsibility to contact the shipper. IMPORTANT: Save all packing materials. Failure to do so can cause the shipper to deny your claim.