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.
Finding the FreeBibleimages file you have downloaded
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.
To find a file you have downloaded
- Open your personal folder by clicking the Windows Start button, then select Documents > and then clicking your user name at the top of the sub-menu that is displayed.
- Double-click the Downloads folders. If the downloaded file (e.g. FB_Persistent_Widow_JPEGW.zip) cannot be seen there, please search for the download as below. Please note that Windows often hides the file type (e.g. .zip or .pdf) at the end of the filename.
To search for a FreeBibleimages download
If you do not see the file you are looking for, you can search for it by following these steps:
- Click the Windows Start button.
- Click Search > and click For Files or Folders...
- Type FB_ into the Search box. Each download from FreeBibleimages has this as the start of its filename followed by an underscore and the name of the story with an under-score instead of spaces. e.g. FB_Lost_Coin.
Opening a folder of zipped FreeBibleimages you have downloaded
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.
How to view FreeBibleimages PowerPoint files
FreeBibleimages PowerPoint files can be downloaded in two sizes:
- 4:3 ratio
- 16:9 ratio widescreen
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.
How to view FreeBibleimages PDF Files
FreeBibleimages PDFs can be downloaded in two sizes:
- 4:3 ratio
- 16:9 ratio widescreen
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.
How to view FreeBibleimages JPEG images
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:
- 1024x768 pixels (4:3 screen ratio)
- 1920x1080 pixels (16:9 ratio widescreen)
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.
Projecting from a computer through a digital projector
- Turn off the projector and power off your laptop.
- Connect one end of the VGA, HDMI, DVI or S-video cable into the projector, and the other end into the open port on your laptop. The available ports on your computer and projector will depend on their make and model. Make sure both devices have the same connection type and available ports.
- Turn on the projector and allow it to warm up. Press the power button on your laptop and let it boot up. After your laptop has completely booted up, the New Display Detected dialogue box will open. If the dialogue box does not open because Windows Vista has not recognized the projector, click Start, Settings > and Control Panel. Click Mobile PC and then the Windows Mobility Center tab. Click Connect Display on the External Display tab. Windows Vista will identify the display and the New Display Detected dialogue box will appear.
- Select the display option that best suits your needs from the New Display Detected dialogue box. For example, select Mirrored to duplicate your laptop’s screen on the projector’s display, or select Extended to extend your desktop to the projector’s display. If in doubt or you experience problems, use Mirrored for simplicity.
- Click OK to save the settings in Windows. The projector will show your selected display option.