Re: [RT] Moving Piggy Bank forward...

From: Erik Hatcher <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 16:21:33 -0400

On Jul 23, 2005, at 11:45 PM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:

> Erik Hatcher wrote:
>> One interesting idea I've had for our application that might work
>> with
>> Piggy Bank also is to take a snapshot the page itself as a
>> graphic and
>> keep attached to the resources from that page as a thumbnail. It
>> looks like Otis has done this with Simpy:
>> We have a lot of non-graphical objects to collect (poems,
>> manuscripts,
>> etc) and having a visual of the page it was on would likely be a big
>> hit with users (though we also have scans of the actual manuscripts
>> that we can use also).
> Hmmm, interesting. One of the future features of PB is being able
> to add
> binary content along with its metadata (pictures, for example) at that
> point, what these pictures represent is really just an
> implementation/customization detail.
> But I have to be honest, I wouldn't know how to make a 'screenshot' of
> an HTML page directly. (I know a company has been modifying gecko to
> print over a bitmap canvas instead of the screen memory, but I
> wouldn't
> be that happy to go down that path)

I've come across this option:

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