People would have to use the tag structure I made on new pictures they find and upload. You can search through all the pictures in the "Search Pool" field up right. Don't know if you can sort by "upload date" but not sure if that would be a huge problem, you would simply see one day with a search on "worgen" that a new picture has been uploaded, or we could make a thread where members post what they uploaded if they uploaded like 10+ pictures.
I don't really give many shits if it's on Flickr or a folder, as this collection of fantasy art is something I've done mainly for my own current and future projects, and figured I just shared it here since it didn't cost me that much extra time
Might be close to a breakthrough that could bring fourth a huge collaboration, a shared pool of pictures where everyone can contribute WITH the search function we need.
Flickr's search function is very quick, but I need to test it more to see if it has any limitations.
Also, it seems you need to be a member at Flickr to be able to see the group's pool of pictures. Can anyone else go to the link below and check this? Both those who don't have a Flickr account and those who have.
If this works, I have a feeling most people would prefer making a Flickr account (actually you only need an Yahoo acount), instead of downloading a 1GB .zip file and storing it at your PC. If we get this Flickr group to work, it will not get update chunks, but continuously get updated by its members.
At first I wanted to store this gallery on the internet somewhere, so we could just go to a URL instead of all of us downloading a folder of nearly 1GB. I thought Pinterest, Imgur or something like that could help me. But Pinterest doesn't let you search within just one "Panel", it searches the whole site or user, Pinterest only allows you to upload one picture at a time unless you have some kind of special access, which is out of the question with 4000 pics. And Imgur is slow as hell when it comes to searching through an album like this.
With all the pictures in a folder on your PC, you can write "druid" in the search field, and 1.3 seconds Windows has exluded all pictures that doesn't have "druid".
But I'm still looking for a image hosting site that works like a Windows folder. A huge bunch of pictures where each picture has tags, and searching on tags quickly exclude other pictures that doesn't have that the tags you searched with. Only problem we end up with if we find this dream site, is that Hearthcards.net requires you to upload from your computer, so you would have to download the picture from this dream site and then upload it to Hearthcards.net.
Both positive and negative things about having it on your own PC, and until we find this dream site we need to stick with having the folder on our own PCs anyway.
New tags: Battlefield, Aquatic, Neutral, Beard. (Neutral: A being that act neutral in the world, only fighting when it has to defend itself. Can be a critter, harmless beast, a very young being/infant or citizen baking some bread.
310 Pictures. With most of them from ArtStation.com
Been even stricter with tagging new pictures with "Favorite". If not strict enough, the Favorite tag will lose its value and end up with too much of the total pool of pictures.
Click on the link below to download only this update of 310 pictures, and not the whole folder.
Hi man, great job. I have one question tho, what do u mean by "I set out on an adventure with my camera" ?? are all those pics your work or did u downloaded them on various places and put together?
I didn't draw any of these pictures, it is an roleplay-introduction to the gallery. You can reverse search an image and find its source and other resolutions of it through Google Images. Google Images > Click the Camera icon > Click the Upload An Image tab > Find the picture you want to reverse search
You mentioned you have been to the obvious places, but can you tell what exactly? So I'll not send something you already know.
Pinterest, all official warcraft sites, google search, DeviantArt (Although this site get tons of pictures every single day), these are the ones I remember at the top of my head. Of course "google search" give you images from many many different places without going there.
@aiDen: can u also pls make sure, that when u post next batch of art it will be in separate directory/file? im goin throught this batch and what i dont like i delete, i would seriously hate to have to go throught 3k+ pics that i already sorted out again, thx :)
The big DOWNLOAD button will be update+old batch because I too have cleaned up duplicates and pictures that wasn't good enough in the old batch, but I can attach a file with only the new pictures as well.
Yes, there are at least 219 pictures tagged with Druid, minions as druids or druid spells.
Never owned a mac, but this is just a simple folder full of pictures so it shouldn't be a problem. If Mac doesn't have the search bar in the up-right corner, I'm sure there's another way. Even if .rar files was made for Windows back in the day, Mac should be able to open it because .rar and .zip are popular formats :)
4009 pictures handpicked to fit Hearthstone card creation.
I have always enjoyed digital fantasy art, especially Warcraft's, in April I set out on an adventure with my camera, to capture all the creatures, landscapes, battlefields, cities and magical objects of Azeroth. After I began using this growing gallery to create cards, it hit me that I should tag all the pictures with fitting keywords and share it with the community. Judging and tagging over 4000 pictures is no joke and it has been a test of patience and stamina, but I refused to abandon the project and here I am with the first upload, giving back to the community.
I have no idea of how big or when the next update will be, because it depends on how much new good art I find and my spare time, I work on a lot of different projects and this project is now verylow priority. I will certainly not deliver 4000 pictures next time! :)
How To Use
The gallery comes as a .rar file when you click the download button below. Extract the folder. Then simply search with Windows' folder search, up-right corner in Windows 8. I've searched for a image hoster like Pinterest or similar, but none of them allowed searching with tags through every picture within one folder or board. Websites are also normally very slow at doing the specific task I need it to do, searching through a folder on your PC is much faster. But if you know of a image hoster site that functions exactly like a windows folder, please tell me!
To get the preview pane, at least in Windows 8, click the View tab and then "Preview pane" as shown above.
You can exclude keywords by typing a minus symbol right in front of it. "caster elf -druid male" searches for a male elf caster that is not a druid. As you see in the picture above, typing - in front of druid doesn't exclude male even if it's just after druid, only druid because it's connected with druid. If you want to exclude male as well, another - is needed in front of male. Want Hunter pictures, but not Demon Hunter? Write "Hunter -Demon".
Well this is very important, so you'll know what to search with! Unless you just want to explore random pictures :)
Every single picture is tagged with either Minion, Spell, Hero, Location or Item depending on what kind of card that would fit the art. Also, if the picture depicts a minion, it's tagged with either Melee, Ranged, Caster, Dual or Fist to describe its fighting style.
Legend = A known character in lore is depicted. | *Race = *Insert known race. Blood Elf, Human, Naga, Orc, Eredar, Gnoll etc. |Monster: Impossible to identify as male or female, monstrous looking and doesn't fit any of the known races. | *Class = *Insert any of the 9 classes, Death Knight, Demon Hunter or Engineer. If a picture strongly represents a class. |Group = 2 or more beings are in focus. |Rider = A being is riding another being or vehicle. | Armored = A being that is heavily armored.|Silly = Not as serious as the rest, Vinter Veil and Valentine's goes with this. | Neutral = A being that seems harmless, a critter, infant or one who is truly neutral, that have no allegiance to anyone but itself. |Favorite = A picture I personally would love to create a card with.
Example: Need a male character, that wears a robe, while playing with fire? "male caster fire"
The folder is 879 MB. I've double-checked that no picture is over 2 MB, as hearthcards.net don't allow a picture to be more than 2 MB.
The tags Legend, Silly, Fist, Dual and Favorite came in at about 50% completion; So some pictures that should have these, don't. Battlefield, Neutral, Beard and Aquatic came in the September.2015 Update.
I began downloading card art that's already in the game, but I think people want to create new cards with new art, so I stopped gathering those specific pictures. If people still want to create a card with existing art, they can easily find it on Google using the card's name.
Of course there will be duplicates and pictures that miss a tag or two, but they should be a minority.
Tell me if there's a tag you think should exist; Or you think the gallery lack pictures for a certain race, class or legend.
Want to contribute? Send me 50 of your favorite fantasy art pictures that you think would fit with a Hearthstone card and tag them using my tag structure. If you go on a spree like me, gathering hundreds of pictures, I'm afraid you will gather many of the already captured ones, as I have been to all the obvious places. Also, keeping the number of pictures low makes it easier for me to double-check before allowing them into the gallery.