Well it certainly is possible, now more than ever.
I admit I had thought of this quite some time ago, and dismissed it as impossible (or at least improbable). However today your post let me reevaluate
this idea and I think there is a possible and probable way of doing this.
For those who don't know here is a link on color depth
(yes I got the images from there)
The image below is 8 bit (256 colors/bit)
And this one is 24 bit (16,777,216 colors also known as "truecolor")
as you will see there is not too much difference between the two images, in terms of viewing quality.
From this many ways seem to come to mind regarding the issue.
One being that we could simply use 8 bit colors and say 1000 X 1000px images this would result in 256 million images. The next hurdle would be getting
say a million people to view the pictures, but that is not impossible these days.
With 1 million members each member would need to view at least 256 pictures, though realistically would need to view many more.
After this a "flag" type system would be needed where images would be flagged as "static" or "not static". A few static flags would bury the image,
giving it views with the lowest priority. Not static will be given higher priority.
Then a second flagging (star ?) system will be used to rate the images from "least interesting" to "most interesting".
Also maybe an R18 flag will be needed? I am pretty sure it will also reproduce every indecent image out there and then some.
Does that mean that most of the site will need to be adult only? with an "ok for minors" flag?
The other ideas are simply an extension of the above.
Much higher resolution images could be used and even with 24 bits, then the images resized and converted to 8 bit. This will result in many many
duplicate pictures, of which all except 1 will be discarded by an automated algorithm. The same algorithm will also link the duplicate pictures and
the high res pictures via a database.
When an image is flagged as "non static" the linked images will be flagged for displaying.
Re-looking at the pictures it should be possible to go down to 4 bits (16 colors) to cut the number of images needed for initial display.
so ideas? tips? please discuss.
edit on 8/21/2011 by kaleshchand because: (no reason given)