MacKenzie (mackenzie) wrote in suggestions,

Flickr-Style Comments for Pictures

Flickr-Style Comments for Pictures

Short, concise description of the idea
A user can place boxes around parts of an image and comment on the item/object/person contained within the box.

Full description of the idea
Using pictures already uploaded to ScrapBook, a user can drag boxes around certain areas of the images. A tool-tip-like box pops up and they can enter descriptive text.

Once entered, any LJ user can mouseover the area and see the comment text that someone entered. Security as to who can enter text on a given user's pictures can be determined by the user, much like filters.

This is identical to a service that Flickr current offers called "notes."

An ordered list of benefits
  • A fun, interesting way to interact with photos in ScrapBook that is independent of posting them to a journal.
  • It adds a draw to ScrapBook indepent of a user's LJ.
  • A way to compete with services like Flickr who have more ways to interact with photos.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • "Notes" are a Flickr service. It is possible that this method of interacting with photos is closed-source or somehow protected from use by others.
  • It represents a lot of new code that ScrapBook doesn't currently possess.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • The box is like a text box you could create in a program like Microsoft Word, only it's transparent so you can see what objects you're selecting.
  • Overlapping notes aren't a problem so long as the notes don't overlap perfectly. They layer such that each has at least a corner or two that can be selected.
  • Saving is enabled immediately after posting a note. It's very simple.
Tags: scrapbook, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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