Check out UB’s online photo database for images of UB campuses and buildings; faculty, staff and students; and important campus events. Best practices to download images from the database for digital use are also below.
UB’s photo database contains more than 20,000 professional-quality photographs of UB-related subjects. Search here for the most up-to-date, UB brand-appropriate images for your marketing and communications initiatives. To ensure that your search is productive, review the “search tips” before beginning. Photos are downloadable at no cost but are only available to UB students, faculty and staff.
If you are interested in having a freelance photographer cover an upcoming event, feel free to contact University Communications for recommendations.
If you will be using any individual as the subject of a photo or video shoot, please make sure this person completes the model release form. It grants the university full usage of the photo or video assets in perpetuity.
Photos within this database should be used only to promote or communicate official university programs, projects, units, schools, etc. If a company or organization is promoting a program or project that involves the university, they must first obtain permission from University Communications. If granted approval for the specific requested application, proper photo credit must be given to the photographer and the University at Buffalo. Outside entities are not permitted to use this photography to advance their own initiatives.
At any point, you can right-click and 'Save image as' to download a copy. But this does not provide any control over the image proportions (resolution), which is very important.
The following steps allow you to download an image at the desired resolution.
Step one: Click the Share icon. This is located in two locations.
Step two: Click the Embed tab. In the drop-down menu labeled 'Choose a size,' select a specific resolution.
Optimal social media image sizes by orientation:
Note: exact dimensions will depend on platform and type of content.
Hero Photo or Hero Slide Deck use:
Any image used within a 960 pixel center column:
Step three: Click 'Copy JPEG URL.'
Step four: Paste the copied URL into your browser location bar and press Enter.
Step five: When the image loads, right-click the image and select 'Save image as...” to download the image onto your computer.