[Clipart] Contributions to the library

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Oct 5 18:20:30 PDT 2004

Hi Martin,

If the images can be saved as SVG, then yes these definitely would be a
good addition to the library.  I don't know about PSD->SVG, but I
believe Illustrator can save as SVG.  Also, Inkscape has some rudmentary
support for importing illustrator files, so that's worth a try too.
Inkscape can be run in batch mode, although I don't know if it'll
support batch conversion of AI files; but if it doesn't, that's a pretty
easy thing to get added so if so let me know and we can talk with Ted
about it. 


On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Martin Holmes wrote:

> Hi there,
> We have a substantial library of our own clipart, created primarily to 
> support language teaching, here:
> <http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/clipart/>
> There are about 1500 individual images, mostly in Illustrator format, and 
> each one has been turned into two varieties of GIF, one with a transparent 
> background and one on white. Those not in Illustrator format are PSDs from 
> scans of drawings, so couldn't be vectored.
> We're wondering whether this material would be useful to your project. 
> Keywords are already assigned to each image in a JavaScript array which is 
> used for searching them; these wouldn't necessarily match your keywords 
> though. Does the material look like it would be useful for openclipart? If 
> so, do you have any tips on how we might batch-convert the images to SVG?
> Cheers,
> Martin
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