OIV 4.1 has a number of new features, which you can learn more about in The Artstor Blog, the August 2016 OIV 4.1 Release Notes, or a short YouTube video. Perhaps most importantly, slide presentations no longer display slide numbers. However, Artstor chose to keep the “Image Viewer Icon” (which opens your image in a separate window, as it appears in Artstor) in the lower right corner of all presentations, where it can sometimes interfere with the image. In OIV 4.1, there is still no way to turn off this feature.
Artstor has released a new version of its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). For Mac users, OIV 4.0 is compatible with OSX Mavericks (version 10.9), but it is not yet compatible with Apple’s newest operating system, OSX Yosemite (version 10.10). So if you use OIV, I would recommend waiting to upgrade your system to Yosemite until Artstor has addressed this known issue.
You can find more information about new features in OIV 4.0, along with detailed instructions for installing it, in the Artstor Blog.
Users of Artstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) should be aware that it does not yet work with the newest Apple operating system, Mac OSX Mavericks (version 10.9). Artstor is aware of this incompatibility and is working to fix it, but it may be a few more months until a compatible version is available.
This is a problem that has happened before, and I can pretty much promise you that it will happen again the next time Apple moves to a new version of OSX. For the time being, I encourage OIV users to hold off on getting the free upgrade to Mavericks if at all possible. And please feel free to contact me if you need any help!
A new version of OIV that is compatible with Mac OSX Mountain Lion (version 10.8) is now available from ARTstor. To download it, you first need to log into your ARTstor account. In the navigation bar at the top of the main ARTstor search page, click on Tools and select “Download offline presentation tool (OIV).” After accepting the Terms and Conditions of Use, click the radio button next to “OIV 3.1.3 for Mac (Java 6.x; Mac OSX 10.7 and 10.8),” then download.
Susan Davi and I will be offering an introductory workshop on ARTstor on Wednesday, November 7 (that’s the day after Election Day), from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in 116A Morris Library. We will offer tips and training on how to find and download images, create image groups, and use the Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for classroom presentations.
This year also will be the first to include a discussion of Shared Shelf, the new partnership between the University of Delaware and ARTstor to unite our digital image collections in one convenient and easy-to-use website.
All are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. Please click here to register for the workshop.
Users of Mac OSX Lion and ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) have been out of luck so far this semester (read my previous post here), but a solution finally appears to be on the horizon. ARTstor is currently testing a new version of OIV that will be compatible with Lion, and expects to release it within the next week.
Keep an eye on VRC@UD for more information!
UPDATE, November 23, 2011: OIV for Lion has arrived! To download it, you first need to log into your ARTstor account. In the navigation bar at the top of the main ARTstor search page, click on Tools and select “Download offline presentation tool (OIV).” Make sure to click the radio button next to “OIV 3.1.2 for Mac (Java 6.x; Mac OSX 10.7)” before downloading.
Users of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) should be aware that it does not yet work with the newest Apple operating system, Mac OSX Lion (version 10.7). ARTstor is aware of this incompatibility and is working to fix it.
This problem occurs with every application when a new operating system is first released. The same thing happened with OIV when Apple released OSX Snow Leopard (version 10.6), and ARTstor worked quickly to solve that problem. For the time being, you may want to delay that purchase of a new Mac, make arrangements to use an older Mac instead, or even switch temporarily to using Powerpoint for your presentations.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you need any assistance!