Services & Features
The Download Dock
For the first time, you can now purchase and download digital images right to your computer. Just select the images you want and purchase the 'Digital Image (600 dpi)' using our shopping cart.
Once purchased, we will send you a special 'key' via email, usually the next day. Just log back into RWP, select the Download Dock and enter your 'key'. The images will remain in the Download Dock for 30 days.
It's that simple.
The Light Box
Want to create your own gallery to keep all your special pictures? Now it's easy. Just Sign In located in the upper right corner of the Home Page and select Create a New Account. Once completed, you will see the Light Box function in the lower left area of the screen where you can view and add pictures. It's a great way to show your special photos to family and friends.
Search For Photos
Now you can search across the entire RWP collection. Select the Search function in the upper right corner of the Home page. Key words from every photo description has been entered, allowing you to look for a specific term, or series of terms. When using many terms, make sure you separate each term with a coma, followed by a space (ie. 1942, smith).
Here are some helpful tips:
- Searching for a person use last names only (ie. smith, jones).
- Searching for a ship, you can either enter the hull number (ie. bb-63, dd-124) or the ship name (ie. uss enterprise, uss hornet). No need to use capitals.
- Searching across other miltary branches can be a bit more challenging. For example there could be desginations such as the 1st Army, 1st Div, 1st Regmt, 1st Bn, so it can get really complicated fast. To make things easier we have identified the numbers for each unit designation. So simply entering (ie. 1st, 3rd, 344th) will get you closer. Most of the major unit designations have already been put into separate galleries for your convenience.
- Searching for specific locations, enter the name of the town, city or area (ie. italy, france, belgium, norfolk).
- Searching for specific campaigns, enter the name (ie. normandy, iwo jima, d-day, saipan, guam).
- Looking for specific dates is easy. Most photos have the exact date the photo was taken, but you have to request that specific date (ie. 2/12/43). This will bring up all pictdures in the RWP collection that were taken on that specific date.We have posted the year the photo was taken as a key word, so entering (ie. 1942, 1916) will be more productive and get you closer.
- Looking for specific ranks, we have currently only identified two terms you can search on, (ie. generals or admirals).
- Looking for something special is easy. Just enter a word or term, or series of words separated by comas (ie. mortars, 20mm,)
Remember, to always put a space after each coma !!!
***The most important thing to remember***
SEARCH ON YOUR SPECIFIC TOPIC.
Organizing the RWP Collection into Galleries allows us to better organize the photo categories for your viewing pleasure. However, we can only put each photo into one gallery. So if a photo is of a carrier (ie. USS Enterprise) which was in a specic battle (ie. Midway), the photo is filed under the Midway gallery and therefore cannot show up in the Carriers gallery.
To see all the photos of the USS Enterprise, you need to do a specific search on either the USS Yorktown or CV-5.
Searches for specific terms are conducted across all galleries and is the only way to see all the pictures in your area of interest.
So the big takeaway, ALWAYS SEARCH ON YOUR SPECIFIC TOPIC to see the most complete listing of photos. As in our example above, don't just look in the Carriers gallery for the USS Enterprise because the photo you seek may be in the Midway gallery or in another battle or engagement.
Happy hunting !