Frequently Asked Questions

  Why an artwork site?
  Do you own all the CD's for which you have art?
  How do I navigate the site?
  How do I download images?
  How do I search the site?
  Can I change from thumbnail to text (file name) browsing?
  How are images optimized?
  Where can I find higher resolution images?
  How are multi-date images sorted?
  How are date errors handled?
  I found the art but why are some images missing?
  How do I print correctly sized images?
  Do you have "printer friendly pages"?
  I cannot save jpg images in Windows XP.
  How do I submit artwork or comments?
  How do I locate artwork not on ZeppelinArt?
  Is commercial artwork available?
  How else can I contribute?
  Acknowledgements


Q

Why an artwork site?




A

With the closure of previous online art resources a dedicated, well designed web site was necessary for fans and collectors worldwide. I hope it honors the legacy of Messrs. Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham. ZeppelinArt went live in May 2002.



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Does ZeppelinArt own all the CD's for which art has been posted?




A

No. All artwork has been contributed by fans.




Q

How do I navigate the site?




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Two navigation options are provided. The primary ZeppelinArt "Folder Browser" is accessed using the Browse Art option in the navigation bar. Simply drill down into the artist/year you are seeking. Once in the actual Folder Browser there is a horizontal Yahoo-style navigation bar across the top. The root folder is called "Main." The folder structure can be navigated using the folder links. Additionally, when viewing a thumbnail list there are navigation arrows located at the bottom for "Up to Parent Folder", "Previous Folder" and "Next Folder". The arrows are for covenience moving from folder to folder within a certain date.

To open a full size image in the "Image Viewer" use the View Image link next to each thumbnail or click on the thumbnail itself. A new window opens to display the larger image. There are "Previous Image" and "Next Image" arrows at the top to move between images (similar to a slideshow.)

A secondary browsing option is the Image Tree, a classic expandable / collapsible folder tree. Navigate the tree in the left frame, view images in the right. Some functionality is sacrificed but it may provide a good compromise for certain users.



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How do I download images?




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To download image(s) you can use several options. (1) Use the Download link next to each thumbnail. (2) Open the full size image and use the Save Image button. (3) Open the full size image and right click on the image. Select Save Picture As... menu option [browser options vary]. (4) To download all images for a certain release use the Download All Images link at the bottom of the thumbnail list. The images will be downloaded in a zip archive using this function.



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How do I search the site?




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The site has a simple search dialog box in the left navigation panel. Searches can performed based on folder name or file name keywords. Refer to the Search Tips popup box for more information.



Q

Can I change from thumbnail to text (file name) browsing?




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Images are rendered quickly using server generated thumbnails. Speed should be acceptable for all users. However, you can opt to browse by file name by selecting "Choose Browsing Preference" within the Art Browser window. Keep in mind that file names are not always descriptive. I have not attempted to create a file naming convention for thousands of images. Dial-up users may also want to consider the Image Tree since images are only loaded when selected.



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How are images optimized?




A

Image resolution varies between 72dpi and 150dpi. To the extent possible higher resolutions are used to provide the best compromise between print quality and file size. That said, there are many images that need improved scans. Please submit when you have them available. NOTE: Due to large size vinyl artwork is not optimized for printing or quality. Refer to the vinyl section for more information.



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Where can I find higher resolution images?




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Due to server space constraints ZeppelinArt cannot house large files. Unfortunately, with the closure of LedArt's FTP servers in August 2002, there is currently no online access point for high resolution images. However, you have two options:

First, I maintain an offline backup of all original images. You may request these images by email. Resolution will vary of course but I will send what I have. Second, the complete ZeppelinArt Master Archive is available on DVD. Refer to the Master Archive page for information.



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How are multi-date images sorted?




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Art with multiple shows is sorted using the following general rules:

  • Two shows - Sorted by the primary date, normally the first show. A duplicate is not located in the second date to conserve server space.


  • Three or more shows - Usually sorted into the Compilations folder, unless one show is primary and the others merely "bonus" tracks.

The site is designed with information boxes for cross-referencing and error correction purposes. To see an example click here. Most multiple show releases on pressed labels are cross referenced in this manner. Exceptions are the career spanning, multi-disc box sets, such as Cabala or Another Trip. Also, fan created CDR artwork is not cross-referenced.



Q

How are date errors handled?




A

Known date errors are corrected based on the careful research of Luis Rey, Robert Godwin, Dave Lewis & Simon Pallett, BootLedZ and others. Corrections are shown using the information boxes. To see an error example click here.



Q

I found the art but why are some images missing?




A

ZeppelinArt's primary goal is to provide front and back covers for printing and track list comparisons. Due to server space constraints extra art such as gatefolds, booklets, slipcovers, and CDs are often not posted. Contact me to check availability of extra artwork. It is also recommended that you contact me before uploading any extra art. In many cases I already have the art within the Master Archives.



Q

How do I print correctly sized images?




A

Please refer to Printing Basics on this website for more details.




Q

Do you have "printer friendly pages?"




A

Using basic CSS stylesheet techniques, all pages are designed to print in black and white without images or the left navigation panel. Simply select your browser print option.



Q

I cannot save jpg images in Windows XP.




A

If you are an AOL user you may encounter this error if graphics compression is turned on. Disabling graphics compression should solve the problem. Refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #324761 for details.



Q

How do I contact ZeppelinArt or upload art for posting?




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Submit questions or comments using the email form on the Contact page. For artwork submission please visit the Uploading Art page. Email is the preferred method of submitting images.



Q

How do I locate artwork not on the site?




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It can be a difficult search sometimes. ZeppelinArt, and all collectors, are at the mercy of someone taking the time to scan or create artwork, then making it public. The best suggestion is to try the fan forums such as FBO and LedArt. Of course, if you are able to locate the art, please submit to ZeppelinArt for posting.



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Is commercial artwork available?




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Commercial artwork is not available on this site. My best (and only) suggestion is to BUY THE CD!!!!. Besides, if you've come this far I would be sadly shocked if you didn't already own all official releases, probably several times over.



Q

How else can I contribute?




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Server space and bandwidth are not free. Your donations can help keep this site alive. Please see the Master Archive page for information.



Q

Acknowledgements




A

Thanks to Evil Jim at Pictobot for his contributions, including the image browser and search functions. Additional thanks to Ducati for graphical design assistance. They both deserve tremendous credit for making ZeppelinArt what it is today. Not to mention putting up with my questions! [Both links are broken as of February 2011. Hopefully these guys have moved on to bigger and better things.]