[Clipart] Clipart cleaning (was: Artists Signing Clipart)
doctormo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 04:20:20 PST 2006
This sounds like you've done some great work. When I was in the
Community Artists for the BBC we had a set of peer review which was
far too restrictive and it wasn't very productive. I'm happy to say
that open clipart fosters better colaberation on images.
Perhaps we could have a special honour for people who love to clean up?
Best Regards, Martin Owens
On 11/30/06, momo <momo at lumenstudio.net> wrote:
> Yesterday I had some time to work on the clipart maintenance, so:
> - I cleaned several cliparts with embedded or linked bitmaps (not deleted
> them, but rebuilt without the bitmap inside). An example is
> http://openclipart.org/cchost/media/files/mip/1251 a clipart created in
> illustrator that icluded a bitmap shadow that I recreated in Inkscpae with
> blur. After the transormation the file size dropped from around 300Kb to
> - I deleted 2 cliparts (one containing a bitmap without vectors at all, omne
> containing a Renault logo) and wrote a mail to the uploaders politly
> informing them about the cause of the deletion.
> - I added tags to cliparts with poor or no tags at all (about 25 pieces of
> - http://openclipart.org/cchost/media/files/vlodco_zotov/1524 is now without
> signature, I reuploaded the svg after adding proper metadata (author, date,
> tags, description and licence) to the file and deleting the signature.
> - several (about a dozen) cliparts had too big bounding boxes, so I also
> reuploaded them after changing that parameter to a more convienient size.
> I think that these kind of "clipart cleaning" operations should be practiced
> once a week or so, to ensure the clipart's quality will not fall to a point
> where it will be poorly usable.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Phillips" <jon at rejon.org>
> To: "ryan" <ryan at lennox.com.au>
> Cc: <clipart at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 5:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Artists Signing Clipart
> > On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 09:44 +1000, ryan wrote:
> >> Do we have a stance on an artist signing/ putting a visible label on the
> >> bottom of their clipart. I don't have a huge issue with it, except for it
> >> detracts from the usability of the clipart a lot, if someone has to
> >> remove
> >> an annoying message like that before putting it into a document...
> >> Any thoughts?
> >> And here is an example that triggered this email :)
> >> http://openclipart.org/cchost/people/vlodco_zotov/vlodco_zotov_cell_phone.sv
> >> g
> >> cheers
> >> ryanlerch
> > Yeah, i think we should advise against this so that people aren't
> > compelled to make a "remix" ;) without that person's name...better to
> > allow our system identify an author.
> > However, this should be a social policy IMO rather than bannable or
> > grounds for deletion. What do you all think?
> > Jon
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