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 Sketches

Created 7 years ago, edited 7 years ago.
Status changed 5 years ago
Author:

Reves-Yosoy
Status:
Under dev. review
  Score:
 1144
1287 votes
Idea:

It would be very useful if we could atach an image to our ideas, this way, they'd be graphically explained and they would be easier to understand.

Comments:

1 year ago

Alexio
Just use https://www.draw.io and post a link to the saved XML file that can be edited by other community members.  
1 year ago

LinuxDude101
Super idea!  
1 year ago

wilkgr76
Come on, we can do it! Let's aim for 1500 votes!!  
1 year ago

jetmint
6 years later... Are we there yet?  
1 year ago

JesperE
Pictures are powerful tools for explaining, it should be well worth the security risks, since they should be manageable with size constraints and anti virus software. It is quite possible to avoid them all together by implementing an online drawing software such as eg literallycanvas in the forum (although this might put people of if they can't use their favourite graphics application) and only accept pictures from there. Or minimize them by only allowing frames with the actual content on other sites such as tumblr or youtube. Just me brainstorming here...  
1 year ago

a52dragon
Image and video simulation. CONSIDER IT AN ACCESSIBILITY TOOL.
Temple Grandin is an autistic with a PHD. In one of her books she speculates that 20 to 30 percent of the population thinks in images not words. I know that Linux purest are all about coding and the terminal and can understand and appreciate the passion. From what I have read and experienced about the Mint community is there desire to make things work well. While this is not my idea I could see this development accelerate the expansion of the Mint community. Any of you in the community I believe would embrace her desire to fine a simple and humane approach to solving what had been seen as unsolvable issues.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin

Thank you Creators
 
2 years ago

Sir_Douglas
Users should be able to block graphics content so the risk would be optional.  
2 years ago

mideal
Security risk?
Why shouldn't the server be able to run a file consistancy or even a virus check?
Any links (e.g. those from tiny.url) or qr codes posted somewhere are more dangerous.
 
2 years ago

shoemake
the security risk is too high. any imaginable payload can be stuffed into an image file.  
2 years ago

AkaProfessorM
In a world seemingly obsessed with visual stymulii this is a no brainer!  
2 years ago

eyedat
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2 years ago

LarryAT
Allow more than one uploaded attachment.
Really, it could be any kind of attachment: Video, Sound file, script/program [but, running in a sandbox ... how to avoid malware promulgation?]
 
2 years ago

Jon-Wilob
One picture worth a thousand words!  
2 years ago

CristianSW
Realy good idea!!!  
2 years ago

Anthony78110
Really good idea !  
2 years ago

andrey81
Good idea!  
2 years ago

fuzzyanalysis
Just use the <img>tag, which works - see the examples below. It's probably even smarter not to implement this on linuxmint.com, for reasons of storage space and security.  
2 years ago

gothicpreston
The user community are likely to stop using the community site if there is no feedback provided by the dev team or updates on progress where implementation is constrained by technical/funding issues.

This deserves better communication from the team.
 
2 years ago

IsaacM
Good idea when necessary. Not always necessary  
2 years ago

hdryovage
It could be a screen capture, sketched your idea, or used screen capture to help build the concept clarity; a screen capture submission may be easiest to ensure compatibility.  
2 years ago

hdryovage
It could be a screen capture, sketched your idea, or used screen capture to help build the concept clarity; a screen capture submission may be easiest to ensure compatibility.  
3 years ago

Afrothetics
Why not? We live in the GUI moment.  
3 years ago

estani
why it has not been implemented yet?
It can be useful..
 
3 years ago

d1g1t4Lnrg
Good Suggestion.  
3 years ago

somyaranjan
I am Completely Agree with it.  
3 years ago

niemuthj
I would agree becuasse some of the ideas out there are better to be shown via graphics then via text.  
3 years ago

rjkeenerusa
This is a minor "nice to have" that distracts from improving the OS as a whole.  
3 years ago

MELIFICA
Allons un petit effort tu m'écris en français et je te répond en patois!  
3 years ago

jbitbang
I'd rather see something new. This time would be better spent tighting up mint python scripts etc if it were up to me. Though svg and html5 logins for cinnamon might fit in here. So I will shrug with my one cent.  
4 years ago

Bonz_Ink
Just get old school and ASCII it out. Imgur is pretty useful for this idea.  
4 years ago

zantaz
a very useful idea ...  
4 years ago

sserbanro
In my previous comment, I said that I'll try HTML. As you can see, the forum supports HTML tags, including A HREF, TARGET, BOLD, ITALIC, so you can use those to link to any image you want. That means, plainly, that you may use the IMG SRC tag, and point to the source (on the web, obviously!)
Would be nice if we had available an option though, (buttons) when commenting, to add a link, image, video, like any forum allows (TinyMCE Editor).
 
4 years ago

sserbanro
As far as I see, people are confuse about this idea:
The idea, means having the ability to UPLOAD an image on this site.
Many people are refering to graphic software, which is something way different!
The way the image is generated, is a whole different thing and it depends on many factors, such as the purpose of the image (what it serves for?), the graphic skills of the author, to name only the most important.
So, we are speaking here about IMAGE HOSTING, and BANDWIDTH.
I think it is difficult to solve this, since we're speaking of massive storage, which is pretty expensive, for the purpose!
Instead, the ability to link to an image (video, etc.), would be easier to implement.
I'll try a link here, HTML seemed to work earlier:
Mint Forum
 
4 years ago

sujitnag
really surprise.
 
4 years ago

ssstylish
I support the idea of "One Mean Universal DVD Distribution with multiple desktop environments and codecs"  
4 years ago

garthhh
we may be reinventing the wheel
http://awwapp.com
an example
http://awwapp.com/draw.html#e7cf4c3e
 
4 years ago

chathura
That indeed is a better idea!!!  
4 years ago

jharris1993
It would be a nice touch, but I think these folks have bigger fish to fry.  
4 years ago

Benjamin1974
Would it be possible to say post a link to Youtube http://youtu.be/yy1zBcg4L8o or even image shack http://imageshack.us/photo/Kittens/228/1157850041941oq3.jpg/. Maybe even allow HTML 5 commands or somthing, to work in the comments line. Sorry if I'm outa line.  
4 years ago

herbie643
Ifeel this is a great idea. It would be great when you are entering your idea there was a button to browse for the image (screenshot).  
4 years ago

nagybalaazs
Great idea. I look forward to Innovate When implemented.  
4 years ago

countjohn
That is a good idea. We are visual creatures and pictures speak volumes.
This is why news stations spend fortunes on generating graphical representations of everything and anything they report on.
 
5 years ago

chuckythegeek
843 votes? Really?  
5 years ago

Forseti
Yes it's good idea.  
5 years ago

3xOSC
Come on, let's get timpster's idea going.

Redshift isn't that good.
 
5 years ago

Qruqs
I see there is nothing one can do to prevent this from happening, since it is now considered. Well, as long as no external sites are used in the process, like I think someone suggested, because I've seen enough of stupid forums where there are more dead links to "posted" images than I care to count. And especially annoying are those who use such content in their signatures. Not all sites are available everywhere, for all to use. Link to the wrong host for images and the idea s(t)inks.  
5 years ago

rm-rfconflict
pics speak a 1,000,000 words  
5 years ago

rjtcm1
A Picture is sometimes worth a thousand words ...  
5 years ago

kdane4
Great idea!! I fully support this.  
5 years ago

mariosan
It´s OK. An image says better than 1000 words (Chine proverbial)  
5 years ago

ecellingsworth
Well how about that. Instructions for putting images in comments and ideas are listed in the General Rules and Guidelines for Community Ideas and Tutorials tutorial. Who knew? I've submitted an idea for linking to this tutorial from the community site's home tab/page.  
5 years ago

ecellingsworth
As commented by tpapastylianou, you can easily add images to your post with html tag. I've used the site postimage.org to host images, but others obviously exist. An alternative to implementing a wysiwyg editor interface would be a "Leaving Comments Guide" which could explain how to post images, rules for comments, etc. If such a page already exists, I couldn't find it.

 
5 years ago

quake0
768 votes! Why is this not implemented.  
5 years ago

habanany
make sense  
5 years ago

MiLeon
good idea +1. My english is not good enough to describe a idea or problem with right words  
5 years ago

jesaisrien
It may well be useful in many situations. I can see how, when appropriate, it could be a powerful idea.  
5 years ago

thyvon
I agree, you can¨hear¨ more in one picture than in a thousand words  
5 years ago

MisterAndy
Oh! I see what you mean.  
5 years ago

MisterAndy
Yes but what is your idea? !  
5 years ago

gofer83
Great Idea! Should be implemented ASAP.
One image can save 1000 words!
 
5 years ago

byt3r
as my physics teacher told me, graphics talk for themselves  
5 years ago

bdheeman
+1  
6 years ago

Praveer
UML type or Mind mapping type ... but we defiantly need some extra tools  
6 years ago

Club17
Or... if can, once the idea was considered, every user increase the tree under a web program (or script) to build graphically the idea, like mental map. I have mind manager for the web, but runs only on windows.  
6 years ago

andrei90
I suggest Mind Mapping the idea, it's easier to understand.  
6 years ago

angagliano
Attaccare un immagine all'idea è ok....come accompagnare con i gesti le parole  
6 years ago

mgstough
Either a sketch, image, diagram or linked audio or video file would be useful.  
6 years ago

kazztan0325
Thanks, @sunewbie !

Since we can use 'CKEditor' to edit Biography on our Account details after updating website on 25 Aug 2011, it would be not difficult to build 'CKEditor' into the page for adding 'New Idea'.

 
6 years ago

sunewbie
@kazztan0325 @Tonya 
+1 +1
:)
 
6 years ago

Anleoje
I like it ;)  
6 years ago

jayantr7
Right! A picture is worth 1000 words.  
6 years ago

Redsandro
..and the ability to edit our comments in case we make a twypo. ;)  
6 years ago

trollboy
I think this is a good idea as long as the bandwidth is available. There is nothing stopping us uploading sketches to an image sharing site and providing a link in the idea.  
6 years ago

amrmax
great idea  
6 years ago

ihends
why don't we??  
6 years ago

obakfahad
I dont Understand what you are saying.  
6 years ago

Okkarator
Simple and useful idea :)  
6 years ago

blueXrider
Agree with Qruqs. Nothing like having a Miata shoved down your throat.  
6 years ago

Qruqs
DynamicMan, as long as the one in charge is not forgetting about adding that line of HTML, then maybe I will promote this idea. Until that happens, however, I don't think so.  
6 years ago

kazztan0325
Thank you, @Tonya!
 
6 years ago

Tonya
@kazztan0325 
+1
 
6 years ago

kazztan0325
If we also be able to use WYSIWYG Editor Module for editing Ideas as editing Tutorials, it would be more useful for us.
 
6 years ago

wanda
+1.  
6 years ago

Chen_q07
Great idea!  
6 years ago

yves910
Cool idea, an image is more comprehensive for a no real english speaker  
6 years ago

mysoomro
Nice idea. We should first make a good research on the idea we want to propose, then share it with the community.  
6 years ago

andymuqsith
success idea,!

www.fresh-school.blogspot.com
 
6 years ago

Mason-
Seeing as you can use HTML in your posts, I voted don't care. It's a great idea yes but technically you can already do it.  
6 years ago

samriggs
excellent idea, I remember when ubuntu came out with the new software center they showed the mock ups through very sketches to give everyone an idea of what it would look like, it was great to see that instead of trying to explain it in 4 or 5 pages.  
6 years ago

psyckers
Very cool idea  
6 years ago

Xyie
@nomopo13 The idea is more targeted towards making sketches or images to give a more clear understanding of what an idea is saying. For example, a feature is desired, and the person makes a mock-up of what that feature might look like. There's no "rummaging through the internet looking for a picture," since you're /making/ the image. That's the desire behind it.  
6 years ago

DynamicMan
@Qrugs That example is horrible, agreed. But it is a problem that is very easy to solve with about one line of HTML.  
6 years ago

syncxz
i agree!!...
an idea can be understood by a image
 
6 years ago

trendkill83
Great Idea  
6 years ago

nomopo13
I dont like rummaging through the Internet looking for a stupid picture when i can much easier use word to explain what i was saying. I think that you should just use words because if a random picture comes up and you dont know what it means are you really going to sit there trying to figure out what it means?  
6 years ago

akash211
Ya, this will be really helpful.  
6 years ago

jtrag
I'm new to Linux Mint but so far I'm loving it! Excellent Distro!

In regards to this idea, I think it's definitely a great idea that should be implemented asap as it will help to further develop and improve Linux Mint.

Plus, a picture is worth a thousand words ;)

-James
 
6 years ago

itbcn8
OR... we can use words to perfectly describe what we're thinking, a bit more of a challenge but worth it in the long run ;)  
6 years ago

Sol_Badguy
Excellent idea...  
6 years ago

Qruqs
And here's an example of why I think this should be restricted in some way:
http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/14

Try reading the entries on that page using 1024 × 768 resolution, when half the text vanishes on the right, and a good chunk of the large image, too. As the way the site is done, there are no scrollbars either.
 
6 years ago

grim
Totally agree, it would enrich this space!  
6 years ago

andreylosev
+1 to what to what tpapastylianou said  
6 years ago

DonK
Yes if it were simple to do.  
6 years ago

nerjamartin
Great!!  
6 years ago

itonggant
good idea  
7 years ago

tpapastylianou
I just realised. You can use html in your posts anyway.
So embedding pictures, links, etc, is all possible anyway. both in the idea bit, and in the comments.
Example: writing <img src="http://www.mspmentor.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/msp_success_key.jpg"> yields this:
 
7 years ago

ross
yeah! i teach Art and English, i'm more often than not.. Stuck for words! I love this idea, my ideas are incredible, but without pictures sometimes.. i'm just dumb!  
7 years ago

zaenal1234
+1= idea , very good.  
7 years ago

francis_ty
I think this is not hard to achieve. Have the developers thought about this idea?  
7 years ago

aiacomp
Good idea.  
7 years ago

tpapastylianou
I think this is an excellent idea.
However, I also agree with the 'storage/server' issue.
Presumably you can get the same result by uploading your pic to imageshack and linking back here?
 
7 years ago

bluemeda
nais ide gan..
:ngacir
 
7 years ago

Ki3rk3gaard
MINTy fresh idea .  
7 years ago

Moszer
agree  
7 years ago

oco13
[en] To SDSys & ArmandiuxGS: If you write something in a non-english language, please translate it to english to make it more understandable to most users.

[es] A SDSys & ArmandiuxGS: Si escribís/escriben algo en un idioma distinto al ingles, por favor traducidlo al inglés para hacerlo mas comprensible para la mayoría de usuarios.

[eo] Al SDSys & ArmaniuxGS: Se vi skribus io en ne-angla lingvo, bonvolu traduku ĝin al angla lingvo pro fari ĝin pli komprenebla al plimulto d'uzantoj.
 
7 years ago

ArmandiuxGS
Me gustaría hacer garabatos para explicar mis ideas...

A favor!
 
7 years ago

timloyal
Yeah and have a submittal which includes a link to picture or actual picture. I can read the computer diagrams very well I loved writing them in high school. People don't seem to use them anymore; but they do work.  
7 years ago

Celtore
it would be a very good concept, considering a picture is worth a thousand words. If this were integrated, it could promote a better international connection for the community.  
7 years ago

SDSys
Totalmente de acuerdo con vos.  
7 years ago

bigfatpanda
totally agree with you :)  
7 years ago

tanmays
Good idea. Pictures will break the barriers of language :)  
7 years ago

LinuxWiz83
Wouldn't it just be better to just allow uploading images with thumbnails on your posts? I think it is a great idea but think it would be less bandwidth to just allow image uploading with thumbnails on the image.  
7 years ago

rpezzopane
good idea, but with restrictions to avoid overloading the server.  
7 years ago

kennethb
Sure it will help a lot, though it may bring the community maintainers some extra work :P  
7 years ago

pirategeorges
I agree too. Graphics can help.  
7 years ago

RickC998
I agree totally... often a graphic will show instantly something which could take ages to explain in writing.  
7 years ago

jacobdb
agree totally, especially when you aren an native english speaker and don't know the words for certain things.  
7 years ago

matti
I agree, nothing beats visuals when trying to make a point.  
7 years ago

dragonias
good idea, I think it would help.  
7 years ago

greatbigdragon
Probably for the same reason that I haven't been implanted with a new brain yet -- nobody wants to deal with the mess.  
7 years ago

Kitsune22
I don't see why this hasn't been implanted already-- this would make the explanation process for ideas a lot simpler. Promoted.  
7 years ago

yves910
It is a very good idea, especially for me with my very poor english.  
7 years ago

trans
Along with the image it would be nice if the general description of the package is included in little detail apart from reviews would be a great help for newbies like me.  
7 years ago

lineak
+1  
7 years ago

Frank
Very nice idea  
7 years ago

OliverBerlin
Good for people with a photographic memory.  
7 years ago

VICTOR360
I Agreed Nice3 Idea!  
7 years ago

baffle-boy
great idea!  
7 years ago

linuxmint
I agree that it would be useful for some ideas.  
7 years ago

justin
This would be very helpful in explaining some ideas.  
7 years ago

carlp101
Good idea.  
7 years ago

poltiser
what about basket ported to mint gnome?
it would be interesting... needs to be rewritten because of its support limited to kde only...
 
7 years ago

omagus
sometimes picture is moe explainable  
7 years ago

johnsossa
I agree, attachments would be nice & helpful. Make sure GIMP is used.
 
7 years ago

davedarkblade
Very nice idea  
7 years ago

Minko
I agree  
7 years ago

sojabob
I agree, it would be useful.  
7 years ago

Daybreak
I agree!  
7 years ago

mintNewbie
pic w/0 text describes anything..text+pic will expains everythg...wit pic helps on understdg..usefull if provided too...i agreed..  
7 years ago

Renzoku
Well, we are talking about expressing our ideas. So being
more abitious we may use a formatting tool or type to
express it (wiki, pdf).
 
7 years ago

BigBug
would be useful.

A picture says more than thousand words
 
7 years ago

categgs
Yes, great idea.  
7 years ago

jatwood
Agreed, good idea.  
7 years ago

acoromi
good idea  
7 years ago

Obi1
Is a must, pics make explanations so much simpler.  
7 years ago

Eskat0n
Good idea  
7 years ago

siavash
I like the idea.  
7 years ago

jargonn
Out of the box Mint is exactly what the casual user wants, by using visual teaching aids it would be much easier to reach many more across borders, cultures, etc...  
7 years ago

fredbird67
Excellent idea.  
7 years ago

pengythai
Agreed  
7 years ago

beatbox72
this is a must have, if u ask me.Some of us suffers from dyslectic disorder and will understand things easier with pictures anytime..thnx  
7 years ago

BrianT
Agreed, especially seeing that the same language isn't the same language for all. One persons node is another persons xml tag, that kind of thing.  
7 years ago

FrostyC
agree, this would make depiction of an idea much quicker & more efficient.  
7 years ago

Fr3d
Graphic to help describe the idea. Sound good to me.  
7 years ago

GrayWizardLinux
yes!  
7 years ago

Napster
Yup :)  
7 years ago

saltyp
agreed
 
7 years ago

Mutiny32
Agreed. This actual idea needs to be able to be extrapolated upon better.  
7 years ago

phllbit
try dia, freemind, kdissert,labyrinth, planfacile, semantik, view your mind, all available in the software manager.  
7 years ago

bebex
agreed too  
7 years ago

Fugy
Agreed  
7 years ago

Gramps
Sometimes a picture is worth a 1,000 words, Good Idea  
7 years ago

8bit
Agreed.  
7 years ago

andydch
Agreed  
7 years ago

dandate2
demoted  
7 years ago

jgrino72
I conquer I mean concur  
7 years ago

cafepreto
Concordo  
7 years ago

doc54
Ottimo, magari una foto.  
7 years ago

TerminusEst
Agreed  
7 years ago

6andalf
Agreed  
7 years ago

qwer
Agreed  
7 years ago

vpakovic
I am not good in drawing, so I would not bee able to explain anything (or I could not be understood)?  
7 years ago

pigusek
Of course, this could be useful. Agree  
7 years ago

MasterTaxton
A picture is worth a thousand words, after all.  
7 years ago

SpideyWebber
A mind map picture produced from within LM would be great  
7 years ago

gemini
Agreed  
7 years ago

ibm450
agreed  
7 years ago

johanduc
An image can say more than thousand words....I agree  
7 years ago

Az4x4
Great Idea!  
7 years ago

premamotion
I agree, this is nice!  
7 years ago

syeef
I agree. This is the basic need.  
7 years ago

Andrewsjp
Scanned images of pencil sketches would be helpful for many.  
7 years ago

AgingTechnogeek
Graphical representations are often very helpful in getting others to see your ideas the way yo do.  
7 years ago

murshed
I Agree  
7 years ago

dawgdoc
I had an instructor in Vet School, orthopedic surgery, tell some of us that we should subscribe to a certain journal because it had a high picture to text ratio; which he thought those of us from West Tennessee needed.  
7 years ago

Teucca
good idea  
7 years ago

masdel
A picture is worth a thousand words :)  
7 years ago

Griz
Excellent suggestion.  
7 years ago

dresden
+1  
7 years ago

Garda
I too think this is a good idea. Promoted.  
7 years ago

Pariah
picture pages are always useful :D  
7 years ago

metelci
Agreed.  
7 years ago

digitxp
Until then, an option is always to post a link...  
7 years ago

NineDegrees
I cant see anyone disagreeing with this idea. Its practically a necessity.  
7 years ago

OldMarcus
Good idea, providing you can draw. ;)  
7 years ago

indieinvader
+1  
7 years ago

rekik
Very good idea  
7 years ago

vrkalak
+1 Strong agreement.  
7 years ago

thychamp
agree  
7 years ago

werito
true i agree too  
7 years ago

SeanBest
Solid idea.  
7 years ago

clem
Agreed.  
7 years ago

holyguyver
I agree, attachments would be nice & helpful.  

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