Allow user to draw on image with arrow, text, circle etc

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D3Pixel
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Allow user to draw on image with arrow, text, circle etc

Post by D3Pixel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:51 pm

Hi

I am trying to manage my art approval process with customers and would like to know if something like the below system exists for phpbb?

Specifically

1. User A uploads image to forum post
2. Client A logs in, approves image or adds annotations to it. e.g. Draws a circle and writes a comment on the image like "Should be company Dark Blue"
3. User A uploads new image with the changes made.

The above could be done with an Approved [ ] checkbox linked under an image that also displays the username and date-time they approved it. This would also disable adding to the image.

I imagine It would also need 4 icons that appear over the image for Pen, Circle, Arrow, Text and allow the user to draw on the image.

Is such a thing possible using an extension?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Allow user to draw on image with arrow, text, circle etc

Post by canonknipser » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:49 pm

Its possible out of the box using the proper tools. See my comments in the quote:
D3Pixel wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:51 pm


1. User A uploads image to forum post
2. Client A logs in, approves image or adds annotations to it. e.g. Draws a circle and writes a comment on the image like "Should be company Dark Blue"
For approving, the client leaves a message like "Thats fine", "Wow", "great" or similar.

For the annotation case, the client downloads the image to his compute, uses his preferred graphics editor (photoshop, gimp, paint or whatever) to paint circles etc., re-uploads the image in a answer to to previous post and leaves his verbose annotations in that post

3. User A uploads new image with the changes made.

Just set up a rule for that procedure and you should be fine
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Re: Allow user to draw on image with arrow, text, circle etc

Post by D3Pixel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Hi

Thanks for the reply.

That is the way I do it at the moment but it is inefficient as some less technical clients do not want to start opening PhotoShop or Paint and trying to figure out how to draw on an image. They all know how to use a forum though and to simply draw on an image to point something out as their reply is fast, logged and requires no external software.

There are many "artwork approval" orientated websites appearing on the net but they ask for monthly subscription fees of $40 a month up. They have more detail to them like version control and comment tracking but that is overkill for the simpler version that I suggested here.

Something like this: http://ianli.github.io/raphael-sketchpad/ but the canvas has my image in it.

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Re: Allow user to draw on image with arrow, text, circle etc

Post by Mick » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:12 pm

i worked in many different industries in my time including dustcart operators and I don’t recall one of them not being able to edit and upload images. What industry do you cater for?
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