[wp-hackers] Idea for a GSoC project - Image annotation plugin

Stas Sușcov stas at nerd.ro
Thu Mar 25 11:56:44 UTC 2010

În data de Jo, 25-03-2010 la 14:20 +0900, Stephen Tigner a scris:
> I have an idea for a GSoC project I wanted to get some feedback on.
> What I'd like to do is create an image annotation plugin for Wordpress
> using (http://blog.flipbit.co.uk/2009/03/jquery-image-annotation-plugin.html)
> this jQuery image annotation plugin and AJAX.
> I was inspired by the implementation of this on dannychoo.com and
> figure.fm (running on the Mirai Gaia platform), and wanted to bring
> similar functionality to my Wordpress blogs.
> Basically, in that implementation, readers can leave annotations as
> comments that reference specific sections of an image. Much better
> than having to say things like, "Who's that guy third from the left in
> the second row?" Instead, you can say, "Who is this?" and just put
> that as an annotation to the image, where the annotation box on the
> image is around the person in question.
> Now, as far as how the annotations are presented to the readers, there
> are two scenarios that come to mind. One, which I've seen on some
> sites, is to keep the annotations and comments completely separate.
> The other is, like on Mirai Gaia, to make the annotations a special
> kind of comment.
> I prefer the latter, because then the annotations aren't removed from
> the conversation. Instead, they become part of it, as I feel they
> should be, and can be replied to (and handled) just like other
> comments.
> However, this brings up another question, as while there are post meta
> and user meta tables, no such thing exists for comments. While I would
> like to not have to add extra tables, it seems that to store the
> relevant metadata about the annotation comments, a new table would be
> required for this plugin. Does that sound reasonable?
> Also, I would like to give said comments a slightly different
> presentation than normal comments. For instance, include a thumbnail
> link back up to the particular image the annotation is for. I can
> probably add a filter to the comment_text function for that. However,
> to trigger that, I was thinking of adding an additional comment type
> of "annotation," and I was wondering if doing so would break things.
> Sorry for the long-winded email, and thanks in advance. ^_^

You might be interested in reading this:
and this

O believe implementations considered are worth checking.

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