On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 2:58 AM, Matthew Gates <matthewg42@...> wrote:
> What's your intention regarding the image credits? I asked in the
> StarGazers forums (popular amateur astronomy site) if there was anyone who
> would consider donating images towards an amateurs catalogue - an
> additional nebula set.
Good :) At some point we will want to remake it using higher resolution
images. I think the best way to make the movement rise is to allow to add an
a simple way to add an URL or a path pointing to a new JSON index.
The problem is that the JSON files are probably too difficult to create by
hand, so the users will have to create them using scripts until the nebula
editor is done. I am more and more interested to work on it by the way, as
it may becomes also useful for ESO.
> I got an email a few days ago asking about how images can be credited. The
> json file seems to have somewhere to put credits, but the label at high
> zoom is no longer working.
Yes in the JSON you can credit the image itself and also the server
separately if it's online data. But currently only the short version of the
credit are used in the progress bar while loading.
> Do you intend to re-implement this, or maybe
> something like the google maps image credit line (copyright image at bottom
> of screen listing copyright holders of any images on screen).
Yes, although I still don't really know how to do it. The google map-like
credits are quite obtrusive, and if we start to have several images at the
same time it could even clutter the prog.. It is still an open question,
especially for amateur astronomers who are motivated when credited.
> Another idea is to add credits to the selected object information, although
> I don't think json-provided nebula images are selectable unless there is a
> separate entry for the objects in the nebula catalogue, right?
No it's not possible in a clean way, at least not for large surveys. For
small images, I could try to do a bit like before. A hybrid solution could
make it but is not too easy to code.
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