MAY
20
2004

Being Earnest is Nice, but Being Useful is More Important

Last night I was able to commit to CVS the first cut of a kjsembed app I'm working on that will be useful to anyone - even if they don't care about scripting. The app I'm talking about is called Imunge and is intended to be a styleguide compliant tool for manipulating images.

Imunge needs quite a bit of work before it will be attracting users in droves, but it already has enough functionality to show that kjsembed apps can provide both the functionality and performance needed to be useful.

Since I'm writing this note, I'll also mention that I've restructured the binding code a little. The new structure makes it possible to provide a much richer environment when kjsembed is built in qt-only mode. We will soon be providing nightly builds for win32 that use the qt-only mode, so people who want to write cross-platform scripts can join the fun. The win32 builds will use the Qt non-commercial license.

Comments

... less and less excuses for not implementing a feature/idea I came up with a few years ago: a watermarked toolbar that appears in the corner of images embedded in web pages ( tags) that would show commands/icons for zooming in/out, rotating and other such simple manipulations (gamma, contrast etc.).


By Cristian Tibirna at Mon, 05/24/2004 - 03:40

I'm not sure this is useful. Do you have instances where you desire to change the gamma and contrast of an image on a web page? I can see this in a image viewer or paint program, but I'm not sure this is completely useful for the complexity of the task.

I could argue for image size manipulation like IE does, but that can be annoying to use. The way we do that in kde is imho infinitely better with the gwenview(?) part.


By Ian Reinhart Geiser at Mon, 05/24/2004 - 14:24