Consultation of the site
is open to all visitors, but to acquire the availability of images
and to create one’s own selection of images (the "piano
luminoso") must be registered. To register or login you need to
select the "login" in the main menu present on all pages.
The use of your account and character strictly personal, and the
login credentials may not be used by a third person; in any case, the
registered user is considered responsible for every action performed
within the site that is traceable to his credentials.
How to order photos?
To acquire the
availability of images through the site it is necessary to be holder
of a user name and password: the posting of user name and password
takes place through registration in the appropriate web page, called
"new user". Registered users can order two types of
reproductions: low resolution for private use, or high resolution for
a publication. The request for photos at low resolution are managed
automatically through the website, with payment via Paypal and
subsequent downloads of the photos. To request high-resolution photos
to be used for purposes other than those connected to a private use
it will be needed instead, to fill out a form and resend it to the
archive; you will receive then an acknowledgment for your request
regards the availability taken into considertion the characteristics
of the publication for which the request is made, the image, its
purpose, the size and scope of the initiative.
How to search within
The search can be simple
or advanced. The field for the simple search is present on the top
left in the home page and all pages; to access the advanced search
just click the search button (by typing or less search terms), and
the various options available to refine your search will be listed on
the left . If a search has not given results some tips will appear
for better tuning.
What are the galleries?
Among the entries in the
main menu there are the "galleries": this is of some
selected sets of photos related to topics and special events. In the
galleries you can find already a selection of the best photos that
relate to issues such as the most important pictorial cycles of the
basilica, the most characteristic museum sections, the most valuable
manuscripts, the most significant events that took place in the
santuariale complex of the Basilica and the Sacred Convent.