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Q: I'm an artist. How can I stream my works of art in homes and businesses?

A: Depending on your goals, you may only want to show static images of your art on a single TV in your home or gallery or implement your own streaming art channel. Our How it Works page shows you multiple ways including pros and cons of each method.

Q: How do I transfer my files to Art Stream Videos?

A: After you Register, you can upload one image with our View/Upload utility. Please make sure your image follows our specifications below. Then call or text us at 805-453-4037. We will briefly discuss your goals (important), answer questions, and activate your account for additional images. During our FREE beta period, this call is necessary.

Galleries with larger numbers of images can send us a link to the location of your files. You can even send us thumb drive of your images with a text file or spreadsheet with data for each image and artist bios. We can upload the files for you at no cost during our beta period.

Specification: All of your images must be in JPG, JPEG, or PNG format. We do not yet support TIFF/TIF. The smallest dimension of the image must be at least 3000 pixels to support zooming. Save at the highest resolution possible. This results in a total file size of approximately 8 MB to 50 MB. If possible, save in sRGB color space. No image file can exceed 70 MB.

If your photographs are too low resolution, please have them re-photographed or scanned professionally. In Albuquerque, NM we recommend Pat Carr Imaging phone: 505-880-8124. In Santa Fe, NM we recommend High Desert Arts phone: 505-982-9875.

Q: How do I find and play my videos on Roku?

A: If you already have a Roku-TV or standalone Roku box, just add our channel, Art Stream Videos. OR, use your Roku remote and press the Home button, then:

  • Goto your Roku Home Page
  • Scroll down to “Search”
  • Enter art [space] stream. Or use your voice on your Roku remote.
  • Use the right arrow button to select our channel: “Art Stream Videos.“ To play all “Fine Art and Photography” select any starting image and press “Play All“. Or play one of our other channels.

Q: I don't have a Roku TV. Can I still play Art Stream Videos on my TV?

A: YES. You can “screencast” or  “screen mirror” our main “Play ALL” ASV playlist (visible on our home page) to your TV.  Mirroring can be tricky, since it depends on what device you are “casting” from (i.e. mobile or laptop), what OS you are using (iOS, Windows, or Android), and the TV you own. You may or may not get full screen display. For this reason, it is well beyond the scope of this FAQ to describe instructions and workarounds in detail. Our best advice is to find a 12-year old to show you how!

In general, you just need to open our Home Page carousel on your device, change a starting video to “full page” view, and cast or mirror our carousel to your TV using instructions for your specific device and TV. In our hands, screencasting work better in full screen mode than screen mirroring. It is ideal to play our Art Stream Videos channel on Roku since you have more control over each video and which playlist you can play. 

Q: I want to contact one of your artists but her contact information scrolls by too fast. How do I stop the video?

A: Use your Roku remote and press the Pause button. Then press it again to restart Art Stream Videos.

You can also press the Fast Forward button or the Back button to advance to the next video, or repeat the last video.

Q: How are payments and cancelling my subscription handled?

A: Art Stream Videos is FREE for play on any device! In fact, there is no need to even register. During our beta test period, our service is also FREE to artists, photographers, and smaller art galleries. 

Q: What are “Active Images”?

A: Active Images are the number of images you have uploaded. For example, If you have a Gallery Standard subscription, giving you a maximum of fifteen (15) videos, and you have uploaded 9 images, then you have 9 active images (“active” equals uploaded).

Q: What are “Converted Images”?

A: Converted images are the number of your active images that have been converted to videos. For example, If you have a Gallery Standard subscription, and you have uploaded 9 of 15 images, and 8 of these images have been converted into videos, then you have 8 converted images.

You (the video owner) can download the corresponding video from any Converted image.

Q: What are “Unconverted Images”?

A: Unconverted images are the number of your active images that have not yet been converted to videos. For example, If in the previous example, you have a Gallery Standard subscription, and you have uploaded 9 of 15 images, and 8 of your 9 uploaded (active) images have been converted into videos, then you have 8 converted images and 1 unconverted image.

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