References from Other Sources
For some time, we have been developing a concept of image processing and presentation that stresses
- the importance of high quality source images,
- clear standards and tools for conversion of source images to web images,
- integration of images with text, databases and exceptional navigation tools,
- procedures for quality control and security,
- and the development of
procedures for making it possible to carry this out efficiently at large scale.
Several recent events have led to our desire to assemble examples of our concept for image processing.
Notable have been a brief conversation with Mr. Gerard Perez of ArtCom
and the discovery
of his exceptional collection of digital images of fine art, and conversations with an artist
and a collector on their desire for websites to show their works. Additional material has been
added from our existing websites. All of the web pages identified below are automatically generated
from source material with logic built into QuikSite web management software.
This facility is new and not perfect; but for the most part it is doing a pretty good job
at screen resolution of 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768.
Customization will improve some of these pages, but that would defeat the purposes of this demo
which is to show a generic capability to automatically generate web pages with a minimum of labor.
The first pages in this demo show the handling of a small number of images to give an idea of our formats.
Variations are shown to confirm that the formats are robust;
they handle a variety of circumstances and preferences. These pages might be said to be image driven;
they are similar to a catalogue; text is less important except inasmuch as it explains images.
-- superb images with great variety, shown in this demo in a variety of ways.
Here is variation with relatively large images.
- lots of text.
- very little text.
- all images at left.
- all images at right.
- 2 up (assuming kiosk display with 25 inch high resolution monitor).
-- small images with good narrative & integration with a left navigational menu.
- Yamada Baske
-- a Japanese impressionist painter.
- Lisa Beane
-- a recent show by a Boca Raton artist.
-- an evolving description of our process for handling images.
The following are far larger image catalogues.
These thumbnails are intentionally small and highly compressed
to reduce the time required for pages to load into the browser.
The intent is to then select images from the catalogue
to be rendered with higher quality for use in a website.
- SwimGold PixLib
-- 1288 images which exist as source art, web images, and thumbnails in an image library.
- Morikami PixLib
-- 209 images which exist as source art, web images, and thumbnails in an image library.
The following pages could be said to be text driven
; the images are melded into the text;
images serve only to elucidate the text or make it more interesting.
All of these webpages are automatically generated using the DevPlan QuikSite web publishing system.
This system is being developed in collaboration with
This system also includes components created by