Enhancements

For other development issues see Photo Slidr use and development.

Planned

  1. Add an option to get a users Webjay account name and password for saving the sequence of images in webjay when that sequence is generated automatically from flickr tags or groups. Where a user doesn't give their own account details use a generic webjay account to save the list of images that makes a movie.
  2. On Special:ListMoviePage provide hyperlinks in column Preference to the webjay record. It is not possible to link to the image list on flickr because these image lists change daily but there will always be a Webjay list because all movie lists will be saved to Webjay.
  3. Add transition animations (Tutnik)
  4. Create a design document to explain the system design.
  5. An earlier version showed a list of images as thumbnails with the option to include each image by selecting a checkbox. Can this option be added back in but make it an option and not a compulsory step in making a movie.
  6. Automatically upload videos to video sites. For example see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlu5v3C_mvU. This video is poor quality which probably has something to do with converting from wmv to some other format. Include tags description etc. Requires user to enter account name and password. There is a good article on YouTube and the Flash video format which provies some insight into why the quality might be so bad. Each slide is a complete scene change and you tube looks awful at first then gets better over a few fromes of the same image. This is not the right approach for still images so we might get a better result if we use the FLV encoder linked from the article ourselves and upload to youtube in FLV format. This can be tried manually without any coding to see if it improves things. Keep vid has a list of video uploading sites. There are a lot of them.

On Online MPEG Photo Slidr page

  1. Hyperlink from Webjay name to Webjay site.
  2. Hyperlink from Flickr name to Flickr site.

On Confirm Request Page

Implemented

  1. Put a "help" link next to the Flickr name that links to a page explaining how Flickr can be used to specify the pictures to be used to create a movie. Currently there is no explanation of what you can do with Flickr.
  2. Turn "Tag on Flickr" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  3. Turn "Group on Flickr" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  4. Turn "Movie Length" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  5. Turn "Photo delay" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  6. Turn "Movie Profile" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  7. Turn "Soft Edge" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  8. Turn "Show Photo information on slideshow" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  9. Turn "WebJay playlist" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  10. Put a "help" link next to the Webjay name that links to a page explaining how webjay can be used to specifiy the pictures to be used to create a movie. Currently there is no explanation of what you can do with Webjay.
  11. Turn "WebJay username" into a hyperlink that links to a help page explaining the field and what it does.
  12. Create WMV to MPEG-2 transcoding
  13. Make "Photo Source" a hyperlink to a help page that explains what the application does and explains the source of photos for making movies. On that page link to specific Flickr help pages and Webjay help pages.
  14. Add a field Movie Name. If the name is already in use add a number to the name. If this field is left blank then use an anonymous generated name.
  15. Do not use a special page but include the special page in a normal page like the Online MPEG Photo Slidr page.
  16. Add a field for description. This description will appear alongside the movie name after the movie is made. It can be left blank.
  17. Add an option for public or private. If public movie is included in list of movies that all can see. If private only the movie creator can see or download it.
  18. Create a special page that shows the last 3 movies made and include this page in the main page under the Make a movie line much like you see the current surveys special page included in the main page of votapedia.com.
  19. Need to be able to delete the movies you have created.
  20. Change "Option" to "Options" and change to a hyperlink to a help page that explains what the options are. On that page link to specific option help pages. (Ady)
  21. Change "minute" to "minutes". (Ady)
  22. When use flickr service, create movie using interestingness.(ady)
  23. Look at [1] This page raises an interesting question. It shows all the images tagged with Canberra listed in order of interestingness. If we can get our images listed in order of interestingness we will make much prettier movies. Can we? (Ady)

Rejected

  1. Allow movies as well as images to be added to sequence of images to make a movie, so that a movie can be made by adding stitching together other movies. MPEG Slider Library is using "Video Image", the movie source must be pure bitmat. it is possible to extract images from movies but need long time devloping
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