Advanced lightbox functions

Here are step-by-step directions for using the advanced features of lightboxes on To learn the basics of creating and sending lightboxes there is an earlier post that you should rather start with. 1) Sign up or login on 2) Create a lightbox of images 3) Click on “lightbox” – top left of your page … Read More

How to create and send lightboxes

Here are step-by-step directions for creating and working with lightboxes on  In the past, physical lightboxes were used for viewing slides with a light behind.  On our website a lightbox is a place where you gather pictures that you like on a particular subject which you can then use to make a final selection.  … Read More

How to purchase image use rights

Here are step-by-step directions for purchasing use rights and getting access to the high resolution images on 1) Sign up or login on 2) Find the image/s you want to purchase and click “add to basket” under the thumbnails.   3) Click on “basket” top right of the page.   4) Select the license … Read More

Searching within a photographer's collection

Picture buyers regularly come to the Africa Media Online picture library looking for the work of a particular African photographer. Here’s a short tutorial in how to find a specific image that you might be looking for if you already know the photographer. For my previous blog post I had to do just this. I  … Read More

Africa Media Online picture blog

The african picture blog is aimed at picture buyers, particularly those in Africa and those interested in pictures from Africa.  It is connected to Africa Media Online. As a picture library, based in South Africa and yet active around the world, we have seen that there is a need for such a site to be … Read More