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Idea for an INA type site for graphics
« on: December 27, 2014, 06:48:08 PM »
Last night I got an idea for a site like INA but for graphics instead of articles. I know how INA is structured and think that same structure would work well for a custom graphic site.

I have often found myself wanting a graphic for a post but I can't find anything that's exactly what I want from royalty free image sites (paid or free), nor do I have the ability to make what I want myself.

There could easily be add ons. The basic graphic or drawing could be in black and white, while add ons could include something like this:

- Larger sizes
- Color
- PSD file of graphic
- Infographic
- Inclusion of images that are free and safe for commercial use (links could be included by clients to such images where the artists can easily verify that the pictures are okay to use, such as at http://www.freeimages.com/photo/1443408)

And so on. This could even possibly be linked to INA like you recently did with Unique Content Poster.

As an FYI, I think there should be a link to UCP on the Home page of INA so people can learn about UCP from INA (the only link I found for UCP was by clicking on an API link that most people would never know to click).

I bet you could find plenty of people who have graphic artist abilities who would love to to work for you on a site like this.

Thank you for your consideration,
Rochelle

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Re: Idea for an INA type site for graphics
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 07:16:02 PM »
That's a great idea, the only problem is being able to spot fraud from people using other people's graphics instead of actually creating their own.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 08:35:45 PM »
Oh, you mean from the workers. Is there any way to run graphics through some type of Google image search to see if a graphic already exists before accepting it as a finished item? Similar to the way Copyscape works?

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Re: Idea for an INA type site for graphics
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 12:55:53 AM »
Oh, you mean from the workers. Is there any way to run graphics through some type of Google image search to see if a graphic already exists before accepting it as a finished item? Similar to the way Copyscape works?
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Re: Idea for an INA type site for graphics
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 05:15:20 AM »
Oh, you mean from the workers. Is there any way to run graphics through some type of Google image search to see if a graphic already exists before accepting it as a finished item? Similar to the way Copyscape works?
Tin eye?

Tin Eye is a reverse image searcher. I saw an article about it some time ago and also about a similar product. Someone wrote an article showing how to use Tin Eye for best results and it included several different ways of modifying your picture to get results. You could probably write a program to do all of that automatically. Here is one article on Tin Eye https://www.tineye.com/plugin

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Re: Idea for an INA type site for graphics
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 11:55:45 AM »
Great find Meg. I'll look into it.