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About This Gallery
In creating this gallery of digital images of the Via Francigena, and of Rome, we
have been guided by these principles:
The images should be:
- of high quality, both technically and photographically
- indexed in depth, using a controlled thesaurus of tags
- searchable using Boolean logic
- available on Creative Commons terms
- a contribution both to fostering of the pilgrimage to Rome, and to serious research
The collection is still in its relatively early stages. We shall add images, and
cover more routes, as time and contributions allow.
Please note that the images are sized for digital projection (XGA: 1024x768 pixels)
and the JPG files of about 250 KBs should give adequate prints up to A5 size. In
some cases we hold versions of the images in sizes suitable for commercial reproduction
(20-50MB); order these through the gallery manager. We shall expect a standard fee
for commercial use.
We encourage you to fill gaps in the collection with photos of your own. Please follow
the "How to contribute" link above.
Meanwhile we welcome your comments on the collection, and its ease of use.
Please note: our images seek to convey the pilgrimage and will inevitably include
pictures of pilgrims. If you object to your inclusion in any image on our website
let us know we will remove it immediately.
The images are grouped into “Categories” which cover the stages of the Via Francigena
in North-South sequence, with major places on the route given a Category to themselves;
separate Categories cover variants such as the Sentiero Francescano; and Rome itself
is divided into Categories in historical sequence. As far as possible, the order
of the images reflects their geographical sequence along the route.
Please note that in order to avoid confusion between languages, we have made the
predominant language English. So even though ‘Piazza’ is attractive, it won’t cover
France or Switzerland so we stick to ‘Square’.
You can either browse or search the collection, and you can download images.
Select the section of the Via Francigena – or other Category - which interests you
Click on each thumbnail image in sequence, or use the slideshow facility (which is
set for a 3-second changeover: tell us if you’d like it faster or slower).
To see still larger versions of each image, click on the "Dimensions" information
below it, and then on the picture itself to magnify it further. Your browser's Back
button will take you back to where you were.
If the pictures seem to be out of their geographical order, go to the “Sort order”
box above the thumbnails, and select “File Name” from the drop-down list.
To see a slideshow of the images in any category, click on the first picture in the
category and then on the down-arrow icon that appears in the top left corner
To see all the images which share a tag associated with any image, click on the tag
below the picture
To return to the Gallery Index page click on ‘Categories’ on the left hand side.
Click on "Search the Gallery" in the Menu section of the Gallery's home page to reach
its powerful Search facility.
Start with the second section, "Tags", and notice the different results you get from
"All tags" and "Any tag" searches. We have used the Tags for fairly high-levels groupings:
thus the tag "Churches" includes everything from Basilicas to chapels.
To refine a Tag-level search, use the first section "Search for words in captions",
where we are likely to have used more precise terms, such as "Sanctuary", which are
not in themselves used as Tags.
To limit your search to particular parts of the route, use the last "Search Options"
box. Click on a Category or sub-category to highlight it; use Shift + click to highlight
a sequence of categories or sub-categories; and use Control + click to highlight
a number of separate sections.
N.B. if you click on one of the Tags in the description below a picture, you will
generate a search for all other pictures sharing that Tag.
Practise using different search strategies until you are familiar with the way the
Copyright in these images rests with the original photographers, who have granted
limited rights - including the right to make these pictures available on Creative
Commons terms - to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome.
However, any user may download any image, or any number of images, without charge,
and without prior permission.
You may edit, adapt, or change any such images.
You may make them, whether in original form, or changed, available to others, provided
that you do so on the same terms as you received them.
In making these images available elsewhere, you must acknowledge their source, and
include the photographer’s name.
Most of these images are available as 300 dpi files (approx 5MBs) for commercial
reproduction; these may be obtained from the gallery manager.
If you do use or do intend to use these images, whether in original form, or changed,
for any commercial or profit-making purpose, please get in touch to give us details
and to confirm that you are sending us your standard fee (which we shall use in pursuance
of our charitable objectives).
We warmly welcome additions to the Gallery, and invite you to contribute your pictures
on the following terms:
You offer your pictures to the Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome on the understanding
that the Confraternity may make any or all of them generally available, principally
through this website, on Creative Commons terms. We shall assume that, in sending
your pictures to us, that you will have read and understood these terms.
You agree that the Confraternity may enhance, crop or otherwise edit your pictures.
You agree that in the event of any fees being paid to the Confraternity for the commercial
use of any of your images, all such fees shall accrue to the Confraternity to be
applied to its charitable objectives.
You agree that the Confraternity may include these pictures, edited as appropriate,
in its own publications, presentations and displays, and any income arising from
such use will accrue to the Confraternity to be applied to its charitable objectives.
However, you retain the copyright in your pictures and may print, distribute, sell
and display them elsewhere and any fees or prizes arising from such use will accrue
The Confraternity will withdraw any or all of these pictures from its collection
on receipt of a written request to this effect from you.
If you are happy with these terms, please print off this submission form and follow
the instructions on it for sending in your pictures.
If you are setting out on a particular route, with a digital camera, and would like
a list of the images we already hold for that route, please get in touch.
Do try using this collection, whatever your level of interest, and tell us how you
find it. This is especially important in the early stages, since the larger it grows
the harder it will be to backtrack. Click on the link below to be taken to a page
where you can fill out a Contact Form for the CPR Gallery Administrator