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From Jürgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Clipart library
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:26:50 GMT
On 9/10/12 12:39 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:
> On 10 September 2012 08:01, Shenfeng Liu <> wrote:
>> 2012/9/10 Jürgen Schmidt <>
>>> On 9/9/12 11:36 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:
>>>> On 3 September 2012 02:19, Kevin Grignon <>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> KG03 - see comments inline
>>>>> On Aug 31, 2012, at 4:12 PM, Ian Lynch <> wrote:
>>>>>> On 31 August 2012 02:20, Kevin Grignon <>
>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> KG02 -see comments inline.
>>>>>>> On Friday, August 31, 2012 <x-apple-data-detectors://45>,
Ian Lynch
>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 30 August 2012 09:57, Kevin Grignon <
>>> <javascript:;>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> KG01 - see comments inline.
>>>>>>>>> On Aug 30, 2012, at 4:51 PM, Ian Lynch <
>>> <javascript:;>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> I'm organising the Open clipart library into categories.
We could
>>> use
>>>>>>>>>> this then as a useful resource to complement AOO.
>>>>>>>>> KG01 - This adds a lot of value. Ideally we could aim
to align the
>>>>>>>> information architecture for the categorization. This would
>>> users to
>>>>>>>> leverage the existing knowledge when browse in each library.
>>>>>>>>>> Any thoughts about
>>>>>>>>>> the best way to implement making the categorised
library available
>>> to
>>>>>>>>>> the community?
>>>>>>>>> KG01 - it would be great to explore ways to make the
open clip art
>>> more
>>>>>>>> accessible/discoverable within AoO clipart view. Some social
>>> integration
>>>>>>>> could enable pulling clipart into editors, or pushing an
image from
>>> an
>>>>>>>> editor to the open library.
>>>>>>>>> While we could create a plug-in, it would be a better
unified ux if
>>> we
>>>>>>>> integrate open clip art and local clipart in one UI.
>>>>>>>> At present I'm just going through all the folders from
>>>>>>>> and putting them into arbitrary folders labelled Animals,
>>>>>>>> Transport, Food etc. This is because each contributor simply
>>>>>>>> often unconnected files in a folder so images on
>>>>>>>> grouped by author not type (unless I'm missiong something
:-) ).
>>> While
>>>>>>>> there are some aggregations and an on-line indexing system
on the
>>>>>>>> site I haven't found it particularly easy
to find
>>>>>>>> things. It seems easier to me to have a folder called eg
>>>  with
>>>>>>>> sub folders for birds, insects, mammals, perhaps with subdivisions
>>>>>>>> cartoon and realistic in each. There are png and svg versions
of each
>>>>>>>> image. Ideally we'll get import of svg to AOO so that these
can be
>>>>>>>> edited or resaved in odg or odg will develop to be fully
>>> compliant
>>>>>>>> but I guess that is further down the development road. Once
we have
>>>>>>>> the categories established they could be embedded in the
AOO gallery
>>>>>>>> system and anyone wanting to could add to the library to
>>>>>>>> missing items. Probably helpful for the OpenClipArt project
>>> There
>>>>>>>> really are masses of images to sort through but a lot of
duplicates -
>>>>>>>> millions of pencils and pens :-) This is why a visual search
of a
>>>>>>>> folder called pens is probably going to be more successful
>>> trying
>>>>>>>> to search for key words.
>>>>>>> KG02 - yes, it would be great to clean this up
>>>>>>>> So at the moment I propose to plough on sorting the images
>>>>>>>> hopefully when they are done someone (perhaps you kevin :-)
) Who
>>>>>>>> knows more about how the UX can work with the imagescan help
make it
>>>>>>>> easy to integrate into the gallery.
>>>>>>> KG02 - This is an interesting consideration.  When we think about
>>> social,
>>>>>>> we need to apply the social integration to the context of office
>>>>>>> productivity.  I feel that social clip art is a great example
>>> future
>>>>>>> capabilities.
>>>>>>> KG02 - I will include this scenario in the social design explorations.
>>>>>> Once I have finished first iteration of sorting I'll send you the
>>>>>> details so you can see what we have.
>>>>> KG03 - Ian, great job. Ya, reach out to me when your further along. In
>>> the interim, I'll capture a clipart social scenario.
>>>> I have put the sorted clip art in a zip file in my public drop box folder
>>>> Snag is it is 360 meg! So not sure what is the best approach for
>>>> dealing with it. Could probably do with further sorting but at least
>>>> there is a good start so anyone could refine it to their particular
>>>> needs much more quickly than starting from scratch.
>>> I think we probably don't want bundle it with AOO directly. I can think
>>> of an extended gallery implementation where it is possible to hook
>>> online galleries as well.
>> +1 (for Clipart as well as Template). AOO should provide a kind of
>> capability (with extensions) to easily search or browse the online
>> resources. It is another perspective of Cloud/Social Integration value.
>> - Simon
>>> Ok in case of OpenClipart it raises the question how it should be
>>> organized/presented to our users. But allowing access to the online
>>> resources will guarantee that we are up-to-date.
>>> Juergen
> I was looking at LibreO implementation of OpenClipart in the gallery.
> Its organised by author name so that doesn't seem to me very helpful.
> I have been talking to the people and what I had was
> an old archive - the most up to date is over 1 Gig compressed. That is
> far too big to include in a standard distribution download although it
> could be incorporated with a DVD distribution. The snag with an
> on-line only library is that it will raise a barrier to some people.
> So maybe consider a smaller subset of the most popular images in a
> "standardised set" of gallery themes. 50 would be able to cover a wide
> range of the most popular topics. AOO only comes with 4 populated
> graphics themes and 1 sound. Let's say 5 meg of images distributed
> across those themes and maybe then people can add to those themes
> having got a start. They can always add or remove themes as they like.
> We could devise an "up date" themes option that would then provide the
> option to select further images from an on-line source, perhaps
> itself and automatically filter them into the
> appropriate galleries or access them as needed on-line.

we should then start with working on this, shouldn't we. We have for
example some nice new galleries available from Symphony that we can
integrate easily. And the next step is to define how online galleries
could be integrated. For example favorite images can be stored locally
to provide offline usage etc. or you can mark images as favorites to
easy navigate over them even in a big online gallery. Many open
questions how it can be integrated best without breaking the user

> Next job I'll do is define 50 themes and populate them with some of
> the most popular images to see how that pans out. Even if we don't use
> this with the main download, a distribution project (if we get one
> going) could produce a DVD iso for down load with a set of extras not
> included in the basic distribution download like with the old OOo
> distribution project.

The question is how it is integrated in the office. Do you want to make
it available as one big extension or 1 oxt for every theme? Both is fine
for me but I would keep as extensions and not bundled.



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