Recommendation: Do not enter too many or too specific terms. This will increase chances for a successful search: if for instance you look for "Saint Jacobi church" you miss "Hamburg, St. Jacobi." In this case it would be wiser to enter "Hamburg" in the field [city] + "Jacobi" in the field [church].
Caution: Activating the switch "thumbnail pictures" will give you the complete list of preview pictures of all entries you selected - now if you did not set any further filter (see above) the entire database with more than 6,000 pictures (= 150 megabytes) will be loaded and displayed. So be wise and set some restrictive filters (see above) before activating the "thumbnail pictures" switch.
Help for the picture database


The picture database is displayed below as a list. In the initial view you can page up and down by clicking on these symbols . To show the entire list - without setting a search criterion or a filter (see next paragraph) - just click on the "search" button.


Filters

By using filters you can pre-set certain criteria for display. Then only those datasets will be displayed that match the criteria you set. For more than one criteria (e.g. "city" and "church") only entries will be shown that match all criteria selected, i.e. the selection fields will be linked by "and".

Some criteria can only be picked from a dropdown list; with "city / county", "church / hall" and "image motif / keyword" you may fill in any string of words. In that case any dataset will be displayed that contains the words you filled in (regardless of case).

Example: If you look for the city of "Berlin" you will be shown all entries containing this text, including, for example, entries like "Überlingen".
Note: if you use the date of picture filter you get those entries displayed that have been added or updated in the last few weeks, months or years. If you add sorting according to date of picture the latest entries will be shown first.
When searching for names please keep in mind that all lists have the last name first, and the first name last.

To show if and where any filters (i.e. search criteria) have been set, they are marked in red. Depending on how filters were set the list of results can be very long and – depending on the speed of your internet connection – set-up and display may take a while. In general it should be completed in a few seconds, though.


Text search criteria

Here you can determine the strategy for the search and filtering functions. You have the following options:

Exact: The search will be for exact matches - without regard to case, though. Umlauts will be replaced by their two-character substitutes (e.g. "ä" = "ae" = "æ"). This seach is the fastest one, but it can happen that not all matches are displayed: if you enter "Praestoe", entries on "Præstø" will not be found. For this reason I included another seach option:

Phonetic: Similar sounds and syllables will be treated alike. This search will find "Praestoe" even if the entry is on "Præstø". This search function will ignore special characters. Another option that is even more comprehensive and therefore slower is the search function

Phonetic with translation (default setting): Here about 200 of the most important terms in the areas of title, opus, city and church have been translated from different languages into one specific, before the search starts. Hence the terms "church", "Kirche", "église", "kostol" etc. are treated as one. This only concerns the terms used most frequently and the names of larger cities, though.

Note: The content of the "image motiv / keyword" columns is available only in German without translation feature.

Showing thumbnail pictures

Sorting

This filter identifies the main search criterion for the displayed list of pictures. Depending on the selected criterion entries will be listed in ascending or descending order. Then, depending on the main sorting criterion, obvious additional criteria will be applied for the search automatically.

The column from which the main criterion has been picked will be displayed in the list below in dark orange.


Sorting

This filter identifies the main search criterion for the displayed list of pictures. Depending on the selected criterion entries will be listed in ascending or descending order. Then, depending on the main sorting criterion, obvious additional criteria will be applied for the search automatically.

The column from which the main criterion has been picked will be displayed in the list below in dark orange.


Add headings

In order to keep the headline visible in long result lists, you can select here if the heading should be repeated and, if so, at what intervals.


Buttons

When you have set the filters and determined the sortation criteria please click on the button Search / update list.
If you accidentally picked the wrong choice click on the button Reset all to return to the original state.


Icons in the list

  Display of the large 8 Megapixel photo gallery on the organ and the church,

  Display of organ pictures in medium resolution,

Pictures at original size and resolution of 8-18 megapixels are available only for subscribers with full access to the Organ Site. If you wish to you can register online here.


General notes

Best view with Internet Explorer from 6.0, preferably in full view with at least 1,280 by 1,024 resolution. Column choice, sort and filter functions need activated Java script in your browser. Here you will find information on how to burn audio CDs from the MP3 files.


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