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Old 05-02-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Database/Photo management choice?

I'm thinking of trying to develop an interactive "game" for kids at a non-profit institution at which I volunteer.
Simply, I would like to scan images of semaphore flags - one for each letter of the alphabet, and have them accessed by the kids typing their name and the corresponding flag (image) appearing on the screen.
I'm not familiar with any of the database or photo management packages available (except for GIMP), so any pointers would be appreciated.

Old 05-03-2006, 02:31 PM   #2
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For photo management i will recommend f-spot. (F-Spot).

Although i recommend first checking if you can install it via packages of your distro.

Hope that will help you.
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So you have 26 images, and you need an application to show a semaphore flag each time a character is typed?

To me it seems that the most difficult part is to read the user input and show the appropriate pictures. It does not sound like a regular photo management program.

If I had to do it, I would use tcl/tk.

TCL is a script language. It has a steep learning curve. But even I was able to learn it, so for an average person it should be easy.

TK is a graphical environment for TCL. This one is easy. You'll be able to pop up a hello world dialog in 5 minutes.

Tcl/Tk comes with a load of examples. I am sure that you are able to modify one of the examples so that your application is up and running in one or two nights.

Old 05-03-2006, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions - I'll look into both. It's been a while since I tackled any code - COBOL was my last language - so I'm up for a challenge

Thanks again - linuxquestions rocks!


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