[Clipart] Searching and download graphics

Alan alan at ccnsweb.com
Tue May 15 20:07:42 PDT 2007

Yes, I would like to help in anyway I can.

Just to let you know, I don't have a programming background yet,
although I am certainly working that direction.

I see some things very clearly and perhaps that can help.


Jon Phillips wrote:
> 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
> about.
> Jon!

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