[Clipart] clipart Digest, Vol 42, Issue 1
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Sun Sep 2 07:44:58 PDT 2007
> Message: 3
> Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 20:26:49 -0700
> From: Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] help for the project (at least next release)
> To: Fernando Guerin <laburatory at yahoo.com>
> Cc: clipart Grupo <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
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I agree with Jon that online searching and use of the archive is
probably more likely in the future. Pointing at resources on the web
rather than downloading them all seems like the trend. Maybe it is
the visualist in me, but for a library of any art I think a browser
with thumbnails in the most important feature. It is currently quite
tedious to drill down to each piece of art then back up again. Even
a next and previous button might help here. But clearly being able
to see the collection displayed as a gallery would be a huge
And even though the classic method for organizing files is folder
and sub-folder, it seems the tagging system is far more dynamic and
let's everyone custom tailor their results.
BTW, I have the cleanup under 100 items now, but some of them are not
fixable by me. I think they were made with the beta of Inkscape or
something as I can find no way to clean them up without breaking them.
> Interesting idea. All of the clip art is public domain, so, we could
> just package away without authors names...this is an interesting idea,
> to only release packages of the newest, possibly monthly or quarterly,
> but this does not fit how packages work on package management systems,
> where the new version replaces the old...in the end, we have to
> face tha
> the old way of accessing packages doesn't scale super well,
> compared to
> software...anyway, so much is moving to the web anyway, so we have to
> consider how people will use the service...I'm putting my money that
> ppl. will just come to the site and/or use a service in apps like
> Inkscape, etc, to get the clip art rather needing a huge
> package...anyway, still like idea of providing ;)
>> And for the last is the searching tool. This is more a request,
>> but because of the huge
>> quantity of graphics its really necessary. What I am thinking of
>> is something like the
>> tagsearch that is online. There should be at least a library
>> (software) with some methods
>> to help in this matter. I would use all the tags to create some
>> sort of index/database. I
>> would add something thats its not now online (could be done) and
>> is creating types of
>> tags. Like this:
>> +archive: .svg .jpeg .png ...
>> +content: animals, sports, people, man ...
>> +type: realistic, cartoon, ...
>> +rating: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, >1 >2 >3 >4
>> And thinking more into the future (if this is implemented), the
>> user could set his own
>> tags and types of tags.
>> Hope to be of some help, Fernando.
> Cool, these are all great ideas Fernando...it would be great for
> you to
> flesh them out more on our wiki, discuss here and even better, help
> implement some of these ideas...we have tons of ideas, but are low on
> committers right now, so just need simple steps towards a
> if you can solve some of these problems with bite-sized solutions and
> mark them off our roadmap towards 0.19, then please do so....
> Keep up the discussion and lets get 0.19 out!
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