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From: Michael Goldshteyn (mgoldshteyn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-05 09:11:27

"Andy Little" <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> "Tom Brinkman" <reportbase_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> With the last finishing touches completed, i'm excited to be able to
> announce that the review of Generic Image Library (GIL)
> will begin October 5, in three days.
> My first impression is that the library mixes many Concepts, that can
> easily be separated. The first is of a display matrix, the second is of an
> image. Others .. Points are Geometric Concepts. Colour is a Concept which
> too
> could stand alone. Cursor (locator) is useful to a matrix
> The concept of an display matrix could be applied elsewhere, where
> elements
> could be for example text characters. An image can also be comprised of
> vector
> graphics, but this subject is not touched upon in any serious way.
> Colour would be useful in Vector graphics, but would deserve its own
> library and
> I would expect to see the interface more user friendly with mappings to
> commonly
> used colour systems such as those in HTML, SVG and VRML.
> The domain that the library can be used in is very narrow. To be seriously
> used
> for image recognition as was previously suggested an application, my guess
> is
> that the library would need the ability to apply arbitrary transforms,
> including
> other than 90 degree rotations, and interpolation of points, stereoscopic
> vision etc.
> As it stands the only use I can see is for touching up photos, and that is
> my
> problem with it , the domain is too limited. I would suggest revisiting
> the
> Concepts ,extracting them and then making sure that each would stand on
> its own.
> That would be a more interesting and widely useable set of libraries.
> regards
> Andy Little

I just wanted to second Andy's opinion, because these are my thoughts on the
library, exactly. It's too large of a beast that should be broken down into
several smaller stand alone libraries that could be repurposed to various

Michael Goldshteyn

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