Please note that these instructions relate primarily to Windows Vista and Windows 7 with Microsoft Internet Explorer. They should be applicable to other Windows version and browser combinations with small modifications.
When you download a file from the Internet, you are usually asked where you want to store the file. If you don’t specify where you want the file to be stored Windows usually saves them in the Downloads folder which is located under your user name in the users folder on the drive where Windows is installed (for example C:\Users\Your Name\Downloads). If you’re downloading a file and the Save File dialogue box appears, it is best to specify which folder you want to save the file to. This will save time later. If you’re saving several files, Windows will normally remember the last folder you saved to, so you don’t have to specify the folder again.
If you do not see the file you are looking for, you can search for it by following these steps:
Microsoft has included built-in ZIP support (under the name “compressed folders”) in versions of its Windows operating system since 1998. So just double-click on the zip file (it will have a zipper icon on it) to decompress the file and open it. Please note that you may or may not see a .zip file extension, depending how Windows has been configured on your PC.
If you have a version of Windows pre-1998 you will need to download and install software called WInZip that will zip and unzip files. You can download a free evaluation version of WinZip by clicking here. After you have installed WinZip, you can open a Zip file by double clicking it in an Explorer window or by starting WinZip and choosing Unzip or install from an existing Zip file in the WinZip Wizard. (If the WinZip Wizard does not open by default when you start WinZip, just click the Wizard button in the toolbar). The WinZip Wizard will guide you through the process of unzipping your file.
FreeBibleimages PowerPoint files can be downloaded in two sizes:
Each slide of a FreeBibleimages PowerPoint file contains a Bible story image in the sequence needed to tell the story. If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint software on your computer you will need to download the free Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 onwards lets you view FreeBibleimage PowerPoint slides. Use the arrow keys on your computer to navigate between the slides. Use the F5 key on your keyboard to automatically launch your presentation from the beginning. Or go to the SlideShow menu and choose View Show. You can advance your slides using the space bar on your keyboard, the right arrow key, or left clicking your mouse button. Press the left arrow key to go back a slide. If you right-click on your presentation screen you can choose Next, Previous, or an option from the Go to Slide menu. To end your presentation before reaching the end of your slides, press the Escape key on your keyboard or right click on your presentation slide and choose End Show.
FreeBibleimages PDFs can be downloaded in two sizes:
Choose the size to suit the screen ratio you will display the PDF on.
PDF (Portable Document Format) files can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat software or the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this viewer on your computer, you may download it at no cost from Adobe’s Web site. PDF files from FreeBibleimages can be read by Acrobat Reader version 6 onwards. Each image of the Bible story is shown on a new page. In Acrobat Reader, you can ‘turn’ pages of any PDF document using the arrow buttons on the keyboard and change view size by using the magnifying glass.
The acronym JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. The JPEG compressed image format is the standard for web page graphics.
You can download FreeBibleimages in the following resolutions:
By default, Windows will open JPEG format images in Windows Photo Gallery. Open the zip file or decompressed folder, and double-click on the image beginning 00_, e.g. 00_Persistent_Widow_JPEG_1920.jpg. You can move forwards and backwards through the images using the right and left arrow keys. Press the F11 key if you want to view the images at their maximum size on the computer screen.
FreeBibleimages JPEG images may also be loaded into Paint, Photoshop or any other image editing or viewing software you may have.