|Posted: Tue, 2009-12-08 21:27|
I work for a research group at the University of Delaware. We're currently using Gallery2 to maintain our digital images inventory. I think it's a great product but there are a few enhancements that would make a world of difference for us. And we have a little money that may help make that happen.
The three pieces we need are roughly:
1) geographic search. A user can draw a box on Google Maps or enter lat/long coordinates and it would search all images that are located within that box. Maybe also start from a point and search by distance from that point (even if it was a rectangular extent.)
2) temporal search. A user can enter a date range and then search for all images within that range.
3) the ability to apply metadata from the database into EXIF/IPTC headers of the files. Particularly, as people edit the items in the gallery, those edits should be applied back into the files: title, caption, keywords, GPS coords, and dates.
I would love for any work to be submitted back to Gallery. Items 1 & 2 seem like they should be modules, or edits of the core search functions. Item 3 (probably easiest and most straight forward) could be a separate perl/python/php script using exiftool that I would manually run as needed.
Are there any developers available to do this work? How much would this cost roughly? And how long would it take? (there's no immediate deadline to get these done.) Please let me know. Thanks.