Not to say that this isn't a great idea, actually it's a wonderful idea! But
why don't we just use the forums and sites already available, like
DeviantArt (http://the-gimp.deviantart.com/gallery/) or GIMPTalk (
http://www.gimptalk.com)? If they need to be redone, or revamped, let's get
with the developers and do it. Or is there another good reason why you
created this site? Just wondering.
On 5/5/08, davide|gimpgallery <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> *--------What is gimpgallery?----------*
> gimpgallery is a website made for the gimp users communities from all
> over the world, to give them a special place to store and share images,
> animations, drawings, videos made with the best open-source software for
> raster graphic.
> It is a complete suite providing everything we need to make our graphics
> shine in a dynamic website and to share our thoughts, projects, ideas
> starting from or leading to the gimp.
> *-------Where is it?------------*
> gimpgallery isn't officially online, you find a splash page at
> But the reason we keep it in a test environment is that we need to
> populate it with your images, animations, graphics.
> this is why we are introducing it in the gimp communities to make people
> see it and start using it.
> You find the whole website at http://test.gimpgallery.net
> It is totally usable, you are invited to register, to post graphics, to
> look around because we have to debug it too and we only need to complete
> some sections.
> The images you see right now on the website, as well as the forum topics
> and the comments are taken from inkscapegallery
> (http://inkscapegallery.net) and there's only one user (that is me...)
> just to show the way gimpgallery will look when it will be populated.
> --------Why did you do this?--------------*
> Because we have many resources in the web about gimp, we may find many
> tutorials, many single galleries and many communities talking about gimp
> and using it.
> But we miss a website especially meant to collect our graphics, images
> in a gallery website where to look happily about how many people is
> using the gimp just for fun, for arts and why not, even for work purposes.
> We couldn't tell anyone where to go to see what gimp can do, but
> primarily what people already do with this software. Now we will.
> We know GUG as the biggest gimp graphics archive and we hope to host as
> many images they do and maybe more...
> *--------Is it for everyone or just an elite?------------*
> It is made for the communities and for any gimp user, everyone can
> publish images right after registering on the website.
> But it is not only meant for artists because many people do know gimp
> without using it actually; we would like to bring them on the website,
> suggesting to give gimp a try...maybe they will be the best designers
> some day.
> Everyone can participate, even not only posting images but writing
> comments, voting or asking question in the forums
> *---------Forums? So this is not only an image gallery website!----------*
> gimp gallery is a big community website, it provides a powerful images
> and video handling but it holds more than this.
> You see forums, a tutorial section, a gimp presentation, links to
> download it, private messages for registered users, a personal section
> for any single artist.
> So our focus is on images and galleries 'cause these were missing in
> the gimp communities, but gimpgallery gives you some of the features you
> may find on gimpusers, gimptalk, meetthegimp and others, in a secondary
> These are fantastic websites and we only wanted to fill the gap they
> have about users images upload and galleries.
> We wanted to make gimpgallery as good as we could; as good as the
> software we used was able to.
> *--------So tell us, which software?----------*
> gimp gallery is made with drupal, an open-source cms, we knew it quite
> well and we do better now after working hardly on it.
> It is a great cms, even though it is not still "perfect", we tried to
> make it work the best it could, now you decide if we did in a good way!
> *--------it is a deja-vu or i'm remembering another gallery
> Probably you went to visit inkscape gallery, the first step of this
> project to give the open source graphic softwares communities the best
> place to show what they can do, as well as their users.
> We had a good starting point, we took inkscape gallery and we started
> working to suit drupal to another software like gimp, with different
> needs to improve it.
> At the beginning we planned just to change layout and something bare
> like the source files upload and something else.
> but then we realized that we had something more to do and gimp gallery
> is quite different from inkscape gallery. It shares its heart but it has
> its own features, its own personality.
> ------what is new in gimp gallery?---------*
> There are many new features, especially about content organization.
> But there's something we chose to put on trial and that we are proud to
> present on gimp gallery:
> for image galleries into drupal dinamycally. These are reflex.js
> (http://www.netzgesta.de/reflex/), imageflow.js
> (http://126.96.36.199/~countzero/scripts/_myImageFlow/) both using the
> coverflow technique (it is a trademark of Apple ink,) and the
> jcarousel.js matching the reflex.js.
> in a totally dynamic website, where users post their contents.
> this is quite experimental and obviously not perfect at all, but we hope
> you will love it.
> -------So, what about the uploads?-------------*
> As you already know, gimp is not only a good photo editor, it is able to
> produce animations, like gifs but even avi or mpeg videos.
> We know these are not massively used but we wanted to support them so
> you can always post raster images coming with the xcf source files, but
> you may post videos and we have a powerful system to show them in a
> flash player after transcoding it.
> Gimp gallery is organized in two big images sections, one for the
> graphics and one for the animations indeed.
> -------So, i will take a look at http://gimpgallery.net and
> http://test.gimpgallery.net but.....who are you?----------*
> We are just gimp users, like you. We come from Rome, Italy and we are
> working in webdesign using open-source softwares everywhere is
> possible, so we wanted to spend some of our time and ideas on what we
> love, the opensource graphic softwares and communities, like for
> inkscape and the gimp.
> We also wanted to learn deeply how drupal works and this was a good way
> to do this.
> -------So, stop talking...let us see gimpgallery*!---------
> Do it, just to remind you
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