[Scribus] clipart browser

frank gaude' tanzen
Tue Feb 5 21:12:34 CET 2008

nveitch wrote:
> Hello scribusites,
> i think, at many times in the past, there has been loose talk of a 
> clipart browser being integrated into Scribus, and perhaps at one time 
> or another, something may have actually come of it.
> Well, I had a crazy idea that just might work. I was interested in 
> doing something to make Creative Commons more popular, and then I 
> thought, wouldn't it be great to have a CC browser-type thing that 
> integrated directly with stuff that people might want to use CC stuff 
> in, i.e. Scribus, Inkscape, Krita, Gimp etc.
> My plan:
> * create a core application, for the searching and the browsing via a 
> light GUI
> * create backends for various CC repositories (openclipart.org, 
> Flickr, local filespace, etc)
> * create frontends for desktop apps (Scribus, Inkscape etc). these are 
> merely  interfaces to the core (which will incorporate the GUI) , and 
> facilitate the passing of data back to the host application in a form 
> it can use. For example, for Scribus I imagine it would download an 
> image to a preset location, import the image direct to current open 
> document if any, and apply licensing information in some meaningful way...
I do believe many of us thing it is a super idea. I used Paint Shop Pro 
for years before Photoshop has a built-in browser. They both do now, and 
it is a worthwhile feature to speed the work flow.


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