The UB Photo Database
If you have been a user of our UB Photo Database in the past you will appreciate our new contemporary visual design and grow to appreciate the strong database engine (on the back end) for the site. We have invested much research and spent months benchmarking various services to develop this new version to help you find images for your university project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many of your questions can be solved by following the below link to our site host "Smugmug" and their rich help section here Smugmug Help pages. As well we are developing a FAQ area too below.
I love the site update but "How do I download the photos now?"
We recently updated our system. With the update, images can now be downloaded by clicking the "Down Arrow" link at the lower right of the large image.
I am a UB Student, Staff or Professor, may I use these images on my university website?
Yes, for image usage we require that these images be used in the positive portrayal of the University at Buffalo. Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni of UB are encouraged to use these images as part of normal University activities. UB reserves the right to deny or rescind usage privileges in any instances of fraud or misrepresentation.
How can I give you ID's of people in these photographs?
Just send us links to the online gallery and give us the ID's indicating the frame numbers and we will be happy to add that info to our database.
I found an error on the site?
We do at times make mistakes. Just send us a link to the page and the error with your correction and we will be happy to make the correction.
I want to hang large photographs on the wall of my office or department. How would I go about ordering prints of photos from the photo database?
You can order prints yourself directly. There is a link at the bottom of each image, there are many sizes and papers available to you. Prints can also be made from files yourself, you can download every image at high quality and enlarge the files to the desired size and print them yourself or send to the lab of your choice.
I would like to use this photo in a rectangular banner carousel at the top of the webpage (much like this effect: http://giving.buffalo.edu/), so it would stretch across the page. We'd have to do some cropping to whichever photo we choose. Would we need a higher resolution photo to do this? Or would we be able to use what's in the database already?
We have many download resolutions available. Click on the "Down Arrow" to the lower right of the large image. This will give the "Original" full size file. You may need to crop and resize the image to fit your needs.
Can these images be used or sold by non-University at Buffalo entities?
Resale, redistribution, or reuse of these photos is strictly prohibited by entities not part of the University. All images displayed in this database are ©2013 University at Buffalo. Requests for non-university parties for photo usage can be made by contacting us here.
Printing: On your computer
Many people want to know if the original, high-resolution photos can be downloaded for printing on their own computers - or on the computers of others around the university.
For every image we offer a "Original" or full size image for download. You may need to resize the file for your specific usage.
Printing: Buying prints
You don't need a SmugMug account to buy prints. Come one, come all and order as much (or as little) as you like!
Printing: Buying prints
The full high resolution of each photo is available for download in each photo gallery. Please use the photo printing service of your choice to get prints of images from the UB Photo Database.
Should you need more help or have suggestions please send us an email on our Contact page.