[Clipart] Searching and download graphics

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Tue May 15 15:19:15 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 11:02 -0600, Alan wrote:
> I've been thinking.
> Your server is going to get hammered everytime people do searches on it
> for particular graphics.   I like the idea of setting up a thumbnail
> database and a search function to find particular photos, or you could
> organize by type as well.
> Would it be possible to create a utility which downloads to a users
> computer the thumbnail database and other search criteria?  This would
> allow searches to take place locally.  When a user has decided what they
> want, the utility will connect to the server and download what they
> want.  The local utility could be set up to link to a complete download
> or a multiple set of chosen graphics or a single picture at a time.
> This will reduce the workload on the server and allow users to browse
> through the thumbnail photo collection at their leisure on their own
> computer.

This is a great idea. Would you like to help realize this?

Bryce Harrington (on the list) has been working on Inkscape + Open Clip
Art Library integration, and this is definitely something we have talked


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