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Viewing Images and Maps on Origins.net

Origins.net images are TIFF format. Browsers require a plug-in or add-on to display these images. Without a plug-in or add-on you will be unable to view images in your browser.

Origins.net currently has two image viewing methods available - Origins.net Java ImageViewer, and AlternaTIFF. See details below on how to set your Image Viewing Preference to one of these methods.

Note: From June 2012 all new Origins.net image collections, plus British Origins Image Library, Irish Origins Image Library, and Elphin Census Parish Lists are only viewable using the Origins.net ImageViewer. If you have AlternaTIFF selected, new collections and publications will be displayed using Origins.net ImageViewer.

For Help using the viewers and setting your preferences see the links and instructions below:
Setting your Image Viewing Preference
You can set your Image Viewing Preference to either of the above image viewing methods. To do this follow the steps below:
  1. Login to your Origins.net account
  2. On logged in Home page, click Manage your Account
  3. Scroll down to Image Viewing Preferences, and click Edit Preferences link
  4. On Edit Image Viewer Preferences page check the radio button of your preferred image viewing method
  5. Click Update to save your changes.
Once your preferences have been set then all Origins.net images will be displayed using your selected method (please note exceptions above). You can change preferences at any time using the steps above and selecting your preferred method from the radio buttons.