[Scribus] clipart browser
Tue Feb 5 21:12:34 CET 2008
> 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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