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Self-Service Photos

Welcome to Northwest Missouri State University Multimedia Services self-service image delivery site.

PhotoShelter Library

This library features high-quality photos from all of the Northwest Missouri State University campuses. Content includes campus scenes, student life, classes and labs, buildings, and people.

University departments may download and use images for internal university publications. If you're unable to find the images you need for your on-campus publication, please contact us

To order prints for private use, (gifts or office decor) please purchase reprints directly from the website.

All images on this site are the copyrighted work of Northwest Missouri State University. Any commercial use of images from this site must have approval, please use

PhotoShelter Quick Guide

  1. Create a free Photo Shelter account and log in (Make sure to use your Northwest email address).
  2. Request access to image collections by emailing
  3. Click on the Galleries tab in the top menu bar.
  4. From here, you can navigate through folders and collections or search by keyword through the search bar in the upper right corner.
  5. Keywords can include things like School of Business, campus recreation, Bell Tower, fall, lab, Garrett Strong, greek, soar.
    • Pro tip: Use "&" between terms to narrow a search. For example “classroom & Colden Hall”.
  6. A “Workspace” is a way for you to build image collections so you can see your chosen media from a variety of folders stored in one convenient location. You cannot download files from this page, you must view each file separately to do that.
    • Pro tip: The “Workspace” allows the storage of images that are of special interest. Any image can be added to the Workspace. Comments can be left on an individual image, or on the entire Workspace. The Workspace feature is a great option when researching images for a project. Users can easily share the Workspace with their colleagues.
  7. To download image, click on the download icon (arrow pointing down) in the lower right corner and choose a download size. Download one photo at a time.
    • Small for headshots
    • Medium for web images
  8. Ordering prints
    • Navigate to the gallery and picture you'd like to order
    • In the bottom, right-hand corner "add to cart" option. A window will appear prompting you to select a product category.
    • Click on "print/product" and click continue.
    • In the next window, locate the size/finish/quantity you want and click "select." Adjust the quantity using the plus and minus toggles.
    • Click "add to cart." In the window, you can choose "continue shopping" to add additional prints to the order, or "check out." 
    • At any point you may click cart in the top navigation to view your cart.
    • At check out, you can make adjustments to photos added to the cart.
    • When ready, click "check out" and follow the prompts through to the receipt page.