Frequently Asked Questions
- What kinds of images does the Digital Image Archive contain?
I can’t find the type of image that I want. What can I do to improve my search?
- The Digital Image Archive presents more than 48,000 images of biblical illustrations, portraits of religious leaders, printers' devices, engravings of church buildings, and other theological topics. Many of the images in the archive are taken from the Kessler Reformation Collection, one of the library's premiere collections. It consists of over 3,500 titles that relate to the Protestant Reformation in Germany down to 1570. Although its focus is on Lutheran materials, it also includes works by other Protestants and by Catholics, as they entered into conversation with Luther and his followers.
How are images made?
- Click on the Need Help? link found at the bottom of the the Simple Search page. This link will provide you with strategies to increase the effectiveness of your search.
Some of the images are not stored as PDF files. Can I get these images as PDFs?
- Click on the About this Site link to find technical information about the production of the images.
I would like to use some of the images in the database in a book that I’m writing. How can I get permission to do that?
- Color images cannot be created in PDF format due to file size restrictions. All black and white images are available as PDFs.
I would like to use some of the images in the database in a church bulletin, webpage, or other publication that we distribute at no charge. Do I need permission to do that?
- The permissions fee is $50 for the first image in an order, and $25 for each additional image. Contact us at email@example.com to make arrangements. Please include a link to the image(s) you would like to use. The library can provide invoice, credit line, and make the high resolution TIFF file (typically, 1200 dpi) available for download.
- You are free to do this without obtaining special permission. We do ask, though, that you credit the image with the following text: “Courtesy of the Digital Image Archive, Pitts Theology Library, Candler School of Theology, Emory University”