[Clipart] Image searcher

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Fri Jan 26 23:58:05 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 00:02 +0000, tom whiteley wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this is the right place for this post, if not my apologies.

Yes, most definitely!

> I've created a little web app that allows people to draw a rough image
> and search for similar images through a portion of the open clip art
> library.

This is super cool! It would be great to integrate this into our site
and add you to our development team.

This is crazy...it uses javascript for all this goodness. How are you
searching the clip art? Do you have some kind of index?

> It's not perfect, but seems to get something close usually.
> You can find it here:
> http://www.lococitato.com/search_with_pic/search_with_pic.html
> (Best viewed in FireFox)

This is amazing! I'm still getting some errors, but once I click
through, it completes the search.

> I hope this is an acceptable use of the clip art and I'd appreciate
> any feedback you may have.

Yes, absolutely. All the clipart is in the public domain, so it is clear
to use however you'd like.

> Finally I'd just like to thank everyone here for making these images available.


> All the best,
> Tom Whiteley

So Tom, how could you think of this fitting into our current site. We
are moving this page http://openclipart.org/cchost to be our main site
and it would be crazy good to add better and different search
technologies to our site.

Also, do you have experience with PHP? This would help much and it would
be great to get you more involved in our community.



Jon Phillips

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