Can someone develop an app for me?

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Can someone develop an app for me?

Postby cachophrastus » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:02 pm


I hope I'm not intruding with this question.

I'm wondering if any Inkscape coders would consider creating a small app for me? I use so we could use that platform for the job if you like.

This is the problem. I rustproof vehicles and have had a very nice app developed for my website where I can upload pictures of the process of rustproofing a customer's vehicle. You can see it here:

Or if the link gets deleted as I expect it will, pm me and I will send you a link. It's taking me far too long to upload the images to the website app. It sometimes takes a whole day! I need to do it in half an hour max. I'm quite happy to pay £500 for an app to my user spec. (I can't afford more than this).

So here is my specification.

Loading images to CRP page.

It's taking way too long!

This is what I'm doing at the moment.

I put the smart card in a card reader.
On my mac, in Desktop I use “Quick Look” to view the image. I then rename the file. Examples “front outriggers before pressure wash” etc. etc.
I upload each image individually to (Free online imaging app). On Pixlr, I can crop some, add brightness and contrast to some and blur some parts of some images (to hide untidy parts of my workshop which are visible!). I can also compress the files.
On Pixlr I click “Save” and then “Replace” for the file to replace the original, uncompressed file on the smartcard, with the same file name.
I then upload the files to the CRP.

On the last one I did this took all day! I need to speed it up so that it takes no longer than half an hour. This is how I would like to do it:

1. I upload the images on the smart card to an app. I've found a very good app on the Mac store to compress the files called “Compress Lite”. This does a very good job of batch compressing and the images are all compressed down to about 230 GB in an instant. Then I want to upload the image to an app where they all appears as thumbnails on the app with a field for the caption. I edit the images as thumbnails. The images and editing are pretty routine now, I don't need to see them large format, although maybe a usefull option would be to click on the image to see it larger. I crop, lighten, add contrast, blur, as necessary. It would be good if I could then click on a button and all the images and their captions get uploaded to the CRP automatically.

I hope this appeals to someone.

Cheers Chris

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Re: Can someone develop an app for me?

Postby Moini » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 am

Why don't you just use imagemagick on the command line for compressing your images, or gimp to edit them and compress on save?

I'll never understand this app-mania. How many websites and other places do you want to feed your data to?

Install a proper program for raster image editing and do the automatable tasks on the command line. No app required for this.
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Re: Can someone develop an app for me?

Postby brynn » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:42 pm

Your link hasn't been deleted. But it doesn't work.

I'm not sure why you think Inkscape developers could do this for you. It sounds like you're dealing with raster images, while Inkscape is a vector graphics editor.

I don't quite follow exactly what you need, or why the process you described takes all day. But I agree with Moini. It sounds like GIMP (a free, open source raster graphics editor) can do what you want as far as editing the photos. Compress them if you need to, then just upload to your server. Right?

Or there are other free raster graphics or photo editors around.

Out of curiosity, why is it taking all day to edit, compress and upload photos? It doesn't sound like it should be taking so long.

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