You know, it would be nice to have some sort of "deep mining" tool. What I mean is that something I often do is pick an artist on DB and go through their DA/tumblr to see if any pieces were missed.* If someone is madmax
though then this'd quickly become a nightmare. For any popular artist with 100+ pics who has most of their stuff already here, I just have to assume they have the rest here too.
I imagine this would be too complex a task to ask for though, needing image recognition software and whatnot…
*I do not neccessarily go for the 100%, sometimes there are pics I decide I don't mind being swallowed by the Internet.
- very rough sketches and early/old art
- OC/personal pics (this is a DB tradition that is a mix of courtesy and lack of OC interest; very well designed OCs are an exception)
- something that would be inflammatory, eg. Derpygate pics (I prefer to only hold and eventually upload these, perhaps slip them into the middle of a mass upload where they are less likely to be noticed)
- personal distaste (rare, but I may ignore extreme
Mass uploads I actually don't find that difficult to do manually. Thanks to the DB tagging system I can carry over or adjust tags very fast.
And I wonder if the mods/users mind that I strain the server/dominate the front page as it is.
(It seems that most users have their images per page set to low, because uploading even just 10 or so images at once tends to get me complaints.)
The tricky ones are those ask blogs that spread each entry accross multiple image files. That means I have to make a collage first, which is time consuming. I also try to be "respectful" towards the artist by keeping the resolution, size etc. as close to the original as possible, but when you have several pics of different sizes that make up a tumblr post, sometimes you have to tinker a bit. I'm yet to come up with the perfect solution for this.
(If you know of a software that stitches images together by their edges quick, causes minimal resolution/color loss, especially if it can support animated pics too, I'd hear it. :) )
Tagging: I guess automation could help a bit here, if, for example, I wanted to do that last thing and put the "ask" tag on all the blogs. I could just say 'put the "ask" tag on every image tagged "ask-the-crusaders"', I bet that could save some work. It depends on whether we think that these undertakings are worth the effort and time.