[Clipart] idea for clipart requests and implementation

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Mon Oct 2 01:30:45 PDT 2006

RyanLerch and I were brainstorming on the mailing list about how to deal
with the nice contribution of images from worldlabel.com. Basically,
they donated to us and the public domain images they commissioned to be
made. Unfortunately, these images are in bitmap formats.

Well, I started to think how we could put these on the site and get
others to create vector versions and I realized that all we needed to do
is to allow for people to upload descriptions and basic ideas/sketches
for others to remix and create newer versions of the same file.

Thus, I uploaded the new worldlabel bitmaps as "requests" so that others
may take these, redo them as vector (while possibly improving them) and
then re-uploading them as a remix and then attach that new image to the
old one. The genealogy then will be tracked from the request/original to
the new vector version.

So, what we still need is the ability for this submission type being a
URL and only text. After we have this, then we can start moving over our
clipart requests to the website! This is very very cool and simple
solution to an issue that seemed like we needed to code a mountains

Does it all make sense?

I went ahead and created the "request" submission type:


Thus, if anyone wants to go ahead and start uploading basic sketches for
the requests from the wiki, this would be awesome. Then, we should file
a feature request for cchost to add this URL/only-text submission type.
Cool? Could someone else do this so I can keep coding :)

I'm pretty excited!

Please notice I added the requests tab to the top of the site:


Also, this is where it links to:


So, all uploads that are tagged with request, idea, need, then it will
show up on this page.

I went ahead and uploaded the first batch of images from worldlabel.com,
all the files in the Borders collection. Would someone else help by
uploading the other other images? They can be found here: 


NOTE: Cool, this is a simple solution along the lines of when we
realized we could put SVG files as Inkscape's help menu...cool!


Jon Phillips

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