Ticket #1465 (new story)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Finding the piece used as cover image

Reported by: jukka Owned by: anonymous
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If the resource has a cover image, resource's About-page shows the image, its name and gives a link to the piece.

This will be useful if, for example:

  1. You want to extend someone else's material and use the same cover image.
  2. You just want to know what that picture is and see a larger version of it.

There are some technical consequences: Every time someone uploads a new cover image, a corresponding piece is automatically created. Also cover image should from now on be able to remember which image there is. Now it just makes a small copy of image and sets it as cover image and forgets where it came from.

I think we should do this soon, as if we add flickr-search, picked results must automatically be made to pieces and doing this cover image thing would do some of that.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by hans

I agree with that we have this problem. I also agree with the solution that Jukka proposed (info and link in the about-page). Unfortunately this solution works only in the Content section because we do not have about-page in Methods and Tools sections.

For example I am quite sure that this photo is not made by Tarmo and there is way to see the copyright information: http://lemill.net/methods/diagnostic-exam

IMG element has two attributes that can be used for copyright information - ALT and LONGDESC. It is better to use ALT attribute because LONGDESC needs a separate description file, is not supported well by all browsers and will not be included in HTML 5.

In the ALT attribute we should include title of the image, author and license. For http://lemill.net/content/mute-swan/base_view the ALT attribute should look like this:

<img src="image.jpg" alt="Mute swan. Hans Põldoja. Published under Creative Commons Attribution license" />

This ALT attribute should be used in every place where we use the image (cover images or images inside learning resource). In addition to that we can have link to image and copyright information in the about-page for learning resources.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by hans

I'm looking at the comment above and I'm not 100% satisfied with that ALT text. In some cases it is difficult to understand who is the author. For example for this photo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanspoldoja/551366343/ - the ALT value would be:

alt="Lawrence Lessig. Hans Põldoja. Published under Creative Commons Attribution license"

If we add something like "By Hans Põldoja. Published under ..." then it is difficult to translate to some languages (there is no good way to translate it to Estonian). It would be better to use some symbol to separate title and author.

alt="Lawrence Lessig. - Hans Põldoja. Published under Creative Commons Attribution license"

Do you have any better ideas?

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