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Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 5, 2006
14 years ago4,395 views

are you bored, philipp?? :-)

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

LOL!

Seriously Philipp this is a great tool. Could you make it accept the words from a REQUEST though so that:

blogoscoped.com/letters/?q=wha ...

would work. That would be nice.

Also slight glitch with when one letter is submitted the border doesn't complete.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yikes! You did 47 s's!


blogoscoped.com/letters/image/ ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Sam, I fixed the border bug, thanks.

I was thinking about doing this as GET request but then I figured it's not so good because the specific letters are random, so you can't really point to individual images with that link. Well, I'll keep thinking about it.

Bernardo Felzenszwalb [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

This is great!!!...and since it works with words why call it letters?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp: Yeah I suppose you are right on that. A unique id for the random letters generated would need to be made... it is not worth it! Another bug (or near bug) when you enter only numbers it should say "This is for LETTERS" or something. At the moment when letters are entered within a text string it cuts them out which is fine. But if a number leads or trails then you get the border bug

Bernardo: I think letters is a good name for it. It is all about the different styles of letter, not word.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You can now use numbers as well – I had the photos but there was a small bug. Priceless feedback Sam :)

Bernardo Felzenszwalb [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Well Sam, a letter is a word ... anyways, its a great tool. Web Graphic Designers and kidnappers (just kidding...) will love it.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is like the one I used before...It was using the Flickr photos.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This is such a great tool! I can use it for collage projects.. seriously ;)

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

digg.com/technology/Just_try_t ...

3der [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

nice job – remined me of this:
metaatem.net/words/Google%20Bl ...

KenWong [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

Funny tool.I've been playing with it for quite a while.

suresh s [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

nice one

Elias KAI [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You can use words and create poem, I think someone two years ago, created poems visually using google images api.

So you type your message or poem and you got it as images.
cool , well done Phil.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Related tools here are, with mixed results due to automation...:

The Google Images Storyteller
blogoscoped.com/story/

Web of Words (using Yahoo Images API)
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-0 ...

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp,

You are very creative...:) I must say nice

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

hey this is kewl.. but what I need is a button which sez :download
and in the backend the s/w stiches together the various alphabets and crates a nice little .jpg or .giff or whatever format you default to.

Then we can use to to create Happy BDAY <ALPAHA> and what not..

I thought of having a unique URL , but then that would not make sense --as each renderation of similar letters would create a new image correct or a new miX!!

Also have a button which people can submitt "letters" in some std format. This will increase randamization

I like this tool . ..its sweet..!!

ralph [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Phillip,

Mein freund, du bist very prolific.
You're amazing! Always up to something.

It would be cool if the result could be copied
as a big image instead of each individual letter.

thank you

ralph --
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

You guys are right, it'd be nicer & mory copyable as one image...

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp: This is only a suggestion I am not sure how it would look but how about keeping any spaces put in by the user.

Monu Agrawal [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Hay Philipp, Great tool. I like that.
I hink you could have option to upload more images by users.
Anyway really nice work...

mark glanville [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

i love it! hours of fun to be had with it. i like the idea of "submitting" letters but it'd be open to abuse...

you say you took the photographs, so what's the copyright situation? Creative Commons...? in fact, who would own the copyright anyway? if you photograph a section of someone else's sign/logo and reuse it, doesn't it still belong to them?

mark.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

no Mark – it will be "fair use" for non commnerical purpose.

   Geee.. thats actaully a question I should leave for Seth F :)-

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Mark, I think (sadly) you need a copyright lawyer these days to answer all that... but I think morally it's OK to take those pics and share the results of the remix for others to use.

Some of the feedback influenced this one – you can now directly copy the image (and the URL):
blogoscoped.com/building/

mark glanville [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

It's certainly morally ok, and i don't think you're likely to see any C&D letters about it. It's interesting to think though that most of our visual environment is "owned" by people – be it through copyright or registered trademark.

either way, i really like "letters" – it's artistic and creative. i'm not so fond of the building text though, largely because it's not as pretty... well done for technical side of "building" though.

Pip [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

Wouldn't it make sense to add symbols like "." and "-" for you might use URLs/domains with the tool?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Pip, I'm working on something new... to be announced :)

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