Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-user] Test images and test suite (was Re: GIMP should fork babl and GEGL)


On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Elle Stone
<ellestone ninedegreesbelow com> wrote:
On 11/12/2014 08:32 PM, Pat David wrote:


Ah, I did mean to link something, but thank you for linking my Flickr
account.  Note that for the most part, I have the RAW files from any of my
photos that I'd be happy to release for whatever purposes are needed.

I also have model releases for all of my images as well, and can include
them as needed (there might need to be some discussion surrounding how
release is made available and in what context as they contain probably
sensitive information regarding the models themselves).

To Elle's point about licensing, I can make them CC-BY(-SA) as

To Elle's other point about color, I would imagine that the most desirable
solution would be to host the actual RAW files themselves (hopefully from
variety of capture sources/cameras).  Any further work around conversion
should probably be noted as needed to effectively reproduce the results.

More importantly, if there is a consensus reached about certain types of
test images, I am also available to shoot new ones specifically for the
purpose.  I can rent other cameras/bodies as needed to support multiple
capture sources.  Please don't hesitate to ask if there's something that
may prove useful (I may not be coding, but perhaps I can at least help out
in this way).

It looks like we've reached the point of "let's do this", which will require
assembling the actual images and ironing out a lot of details.

I take it as given that Pat, Jehan, and myself will do the actual work of
assembling the images, yes? And all three of us will also contribute test
images. We each have websites so we can put up pages with thumbnails of
suggested test images for consideration.

Well for the "contribute test images" part, I'm not a photographer. I
have a good enough Canon camera and I can try to shoot some objects
with RAW on request though, but I won't guarantee the art quality for
these. Though you'll say that's not the purpose of this test set
anyway. :P

For the rest, yes, I can help organize, host if necessary, put up a
small website (nothing fancy, I'm not really into web UI design) or
Also we should probably broaden the user list to encompass other FLOSS
graphics projects which would also be interested and can provide user
input and well as contribute photos. I don't think it should stay a
GIMP-only project.
As for gathering user input for instance, if every potential
interested project (GIMP, ImageMagick, Krita, G'Mic... are the ones
I'd think without much searching) would make a blog post to ask user
input and later user raw photos once we got the input, we could have a
usable test image set in no times (which can anyway always improve
with time and more user input).

Nicolas Robidoux has already pointed to a good collection of images, which
also provides a model for including all the required copyright and image
generation information.

Contributions of proposed test images from other people are of course very,
very welcome.

Would it be appropriate to perhaps ascertain who all wants to be actively
involved in putting together a pack of test images? And then perhaps take
this discussion off-list until we have something concrete to present for
further input from GIMP users?

I think the first step would be a small simple page to present the
project with a way to contact us. We could have a basic survey there
"what are you looking for when you want test image and for what
purpose?". I can do such a thing.
Then we can redirect people to this URI anytime, and ask projects to
do blog posts. Because staying email-only is a way to have the project
end up in limbo with time passing.

Then at some point, we go to the "gathering step" where we ask users
to send raw photos, ask them to accept the licensing (I would agree
with CC by and CC by-sa personally), and ask them to get the explicit
agreement of the model (maybe with a written agreement scan even?).
And of course we could present what we already have.

For the decisions on exact contents, I would let any of you in charge
though, since I am not the best fit to decide. My main purpose here is
to improve Free Software and Graphics environment. :-)


Best regards,
Elle Stone

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