[sword-devel] Picture Bible proposal

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 12:58:57 MST 2007

Do any of the front-ends have a well-defined method for specifying
images and their source URI's?  I remember running into a problem in
BibleTime and Gnomesword a few years ago when trying to include images
in a module and there was no method of specifying a source directory.
It could probably be included in the module's config file, but it
would require support by either the engine, the front ends or both.

I think that the effort is very worthwhile and could lead to use of
the Sword Project for containing sign language translations and other
alternative translations, as well as generally enhance the types of
General Books which could be supported by the Sword Project.


On 8/21/07, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> One of the things I would like to see is picture indexing. That is, for
> a map, a point (x,y) or a region (x1,y1,x2,y2) could be associated with
> a label. This could be done with a variation of Troy's Papyrus tagger.
> These labeled locations could be stored in an adjunct module type as
> tuples (imageFilePath, image dimensions, Label, coordinates). Any module
> having images could be augmented with this adjunct.
> Then one could use the adjunct module as a Dictionary to do lookups. The
> coordinates could be used to overlay an outline for regions or an arrow
> (or X) for points.
> peter wrote:
> > I have started to work on - and wonder what others think of - a Genbook
> > module incorporating a good collection of Public Domain or freely
> > licensed pictures of Biblical places, archeology, etc.
> >
> > I will put my collection as it grows into
> >
> > www.crosswire.org/~refdoc/ImageGenbook/images
> >
> > and will also soon start trying to put them into some sensible genbook
> > format.
> >
> > I am more than happy to accept help + advice as such a module could
> > obviously a) be sizable and b) be a nightmare to organise.
> >
> > I will restrict myself in this moment to Wikipedia/Wikimedia as this
> > makes the licensing info relatively easy to organise. I will also
> > restrict myself to either actual photos or serious reconstructions, but
> > not use artistic impressions or other art. I would think there is ample
> > scope for makiing an Biblical Art Genbook, but I do not think this will
> > be what I will do.
> >
> > Peter
> >
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