[Clipart] Thumbnails

worms invasion wormsxulla at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 17 05:52:34 PDT 2009


Well, as I said, I'm not a programmer myself, I just wanted to point out that "some" software available was able to do... almost what we want to do. Also, I'm not aware of the technical details of the "current plan". 

--- On Tue, 3/17/09, Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro> wrote:

> From: Nicu Buculei <nicu_gfx at nicubunu.ro>
> Subject: Re: [Clipart] Thumbnails
> To: clipart at lists.freedesktop.org
> Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 8:30 AM
> worms invasion wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > By the way... did you all know that gallery2
> http://gallery.menalto.com/ supports SVG? Not as SVG
> thumbnails (yet), but it renders PNG thumbs from the SVG,
> and when you "download photo in original format",
> then you get the SVG file rendered.
> For thumbnails (it also do full size previews) it should be
> patched to 
> works with Inkscape, I suppose it used ImageMagick to
> render the PNGs, 
> which does not support a lot of the needed features.

Yes, it uses ImageMagick and NetPBIM and Gd as "toolkits" to render files (mime type). You can set a priority on these toolkits. If it was possible to use Inkscape as the primary toolkit, it would be wonderful :-)

> Also, needing to digg a lot in the interface to the
> "download original 
> format" would practically de-emphasize our commitment
> to SVG and would 
> promote raster graphics instead.

I'm not sure I understand what you meant here (because of my sucking english...) but I think you mean: we want to display SVG full sized, not "PNG, then SVG"? Maybe it's possible to skip the "PNG original size" step and render the SVG directly?

> > I have an example here:
> http://vertex.corpsmoderne.net/
> What I dislike at Gallery2 (and one of the primary reasons
> I don't use 
> it for my photo gallery) is its reliance on albums. This is
> "old 
> school", what we need at OCAL is an image to be part
> on multiple categories.

Let's patch gallery2 (or an adapted one, or...) to get that! :-)
How hard would that be?

Well, all that is just suggestions of course... We need thumbnails... badly :-(

Best regards.

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