[Clipart] Thumbnails in clipart packages
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Sat Sep 18 13:09:29 PDT 2004
On Fri, 17 Sep 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> The more I think about this, the more I think we should go back and do
> what we were thinking originally: plop the thumbnails right beside
> the images themselves, with .thumb.png added to the filename. Because
> of the way the Thumbnail Management Standard handled the filenames of
> the thumbnails dependent on the original file's location, it is
> absolutely inevitable and unavoidable that unpackaging software, in
> order to store the thumbnails in accordance with the TMS, will *have*
> to move them *and* recalcualte the location hashing stuff over from
> scratch, anyway. Therefore, I see no reason to complicate our
> packaging format with something that isn't going to do anyone any
> good, since it will just have to be redone when it's unpacked.
Sounds good to me, this has been my thinking as well.
> The added benefit here beyond simplicity is that if someone just uses
> a naive unzipping tool to unpack the clipart, they'll be able to tell
> which thumbnail goes with which image, easily.
> We'll still follow the TMS guidelines for what format the thumbnails
> should be in and what size and that stuff.
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