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Topic: Idem's Sourcing Suite - A collection of tools to make sourcing easier

Posted under e621 Tools and Applications

I'm back at it again, with another project to throw to the wind, and have nothing happen.

Idem's Sourcing Suite

Install

Examples Currently not accurate

Github

You must have some user script manager. Greasy Fork has a good list. (I use tampermonkey)

What is this?

This is a bundle of tools designed to make sourcing posts and images easy for e621. There are three main parts:

  • on-site plans
  • image-data comparison
  • post BVASer Currently broke

on-site plans

The on-site plans include utilities for uploading and verifying the source of post. It includes three parts: a convenient link to upload an image to e621, an automatic image hasher that checks if an image was uploaded to e621, and a button to copy a posts' description.

image-data comparison

The image-data comparison tool is something that could be used to find the subtle differences between image files. It is most useful for checking if there are unnoticeable compression artifacts in an image.

post BVASer Currently broken

The post BVASer is a recreation of a tool originally made by Munkelzahn. It will replace a post on e621 with a new image that has superior quality. It will copy all information from the old post into a new one.

Why doesn't it support site X?

Send me a suggestion, either on github or on e621 and I will probably add it.

I have a great idea!

Create an issue, or even write the code yourself. I like great ideas and I like making great things.

What about these permissions? Do you really need send requests to ANY URL?

No I don't, and I wish I didn't need those permissions. I feel the less you need to trust me the better. The only reason I request access to any site for this extension is so the image comparison and post BVASer can function. This is because your web browser is concerned about XSS attacks (and it should be!) so it does not allow me to get values from the canvas I draw the images on, and it does not let me get the md5sum of those images.

I really don't like the way you do X

That's a suggestion. See above.

Who actually uses this?

I do. Mairo does (Thanks, blip #90217). And now hopefully more people.

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Reserved. Is there a post length limit?

Admin edit:
50,000 characters

Admin edit:
pett

Updated by anonymous

I run a private Shimmie booru that I'd love to be able to quickly look MD5 Hashsums up quickly. Does your on-site-md5-hasher work on Shimmie boorus, and if so, how do I enable?

Updated by anonymous

Update:

  • Code is more maintainable
  • Pixiv now works again
  • Added a copy description button on sites to copy the description
  • BVAS bug fixes and facelift

It might not look like a lot, but this was a big update and took some time to do.

21-Shades-of-Faux-Pa said:
I run a private Shimmie booru that I'd love to be able to quickly look MD5 Hashsums up quickly. Does your on-site-md5-hasher work on Shimmie boorus, and if so, how do I enable?

After communicating over discord we had discovered that this feature was not required. If in the future someone still wants this. I can implement it.

Updated by anonymous

I really enjoy your bvas tool, but is there anyway for me yo upload files directly from my system instead of providing a url?

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crusty_fire said:
I really enjoy your bvas tool, but is there anyway for me yo upload files directly from my system instead of providing a url?

Thank you. I'm not sure if there is a way to do this through a userscript, but I will look into it.

Also I know that version 1.00013 does not work on Firefox and made a quick change to attempt to fix that (1.00014). I haven't tested that change, but I should be able to in about five hours.

Updated by anonymous

Do you compare that MD5 to e6? I was thinking you should show like the same text, but in red color if it's already uploaded. Maybe green for OK.

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AoBird said:
Do you compare that MD5 to e6? I was thinking you should show like the same text, but in red color if it's already uploaded. Maybe green for OK.

It does not compare the md5. I figured if there was a collision e621 would throw an error.

Changing the color based on the md5 existing on e621 is a good idea though. I will try and put that in the next version.

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Idem said:
It does not compare the md5. I figured if there was a collision e621 would throw an error.

Changing the color based on the md5 existing on e621 is a good idea though. I will try and put that in the next version.

It will, but why waste time trying when you can check beforehand.

Updated by anonymous

v1.00017

  • Added red text to the new image md5 if image is already uploaded to e621.
  • Added an option for direct image uploads
  • Fixed the delete option. Now will attempt to delete the post (only works if you have permission to delete posts)
  • Fixed Copy Description on inkbunny pages

I accidentally uploaded the previous version (1.00014) with the name of my local testing script. I have no idea how this will effect upgrading the script.

At some point in the future, I will create an update to the original post and the github with updated pictures/videos on how the tools function.

Updated by anonymous

Idem said:
h4. Post BVASer
This is a reinterpretation of forum #87369, a tool originally made by Munkelzahn. I had received some suggestions for how to improve this tool, and so I added those. On this page you can input a currently known e621 post, the data from that post is then loaded. After you can supply a new image as well as editing tags, sources, and other things. Finally you can upload this post, flag the old one as inferior and do a bunch of things automatically. This tool has worked well for the about ten uploads I have used it for. There are some settings, but you must edit the script for these.

I've just used it for the first time, and it works great.
Had to install Tampermonkey, though.
(bug report on Github)

Updated by anonymous

Songbird

Contributor

Some general feedback after using this script for a couple weeks:

Overall, this is a good quality of life improvement. I chiefly use the image_compare functionality for Boolean comparison between images of the same resolution. The upload_bvas page is a welcome addition, but difficult to merge into my old workflow due to established muscle memory.

For more specific feedback, I have filed several GitHub issues pertaining to user experience. Thanks for all the hard work!

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Strongbird said:
Some general feedback after using this script for a couple weeks:

Overall, this is a good quality of life improvement. I chiefly use the image_compare functionality for Boolean comparison between images of the same resolution. The upload_bvas page is a welcome addition, but difficult to merge into my old workflow due to established muscle memory.

For more specific feedback, I have filed several GitHub issues pertaining to user experience. Thanks for all the hard work!

Thanks for the feedback. Github is the best place for logging issues and feedback because then I can not forget them.

Something I've been thinking about is switching this over to a browser extension instead of a userscript. I've had a little experience with writing extensions, but I don't want to make another because it feels too grand for what I'm making. Though a extensions would allow for a better development environment.

I've got so many projects and many ideas for more. I fear I've spread myself thin.

Updated by anonymous

Well I wasn't really hoping to push this live now, but the old one is broke so I don't have much of a choice.

Hello! I've been trying to work on this in the past and make it better, real life got in the way of devoting myself to coding for a furry site full time and I had to dial back on what I did.

The script is now at v30 (because I said so) and is updated on github, the old links will no longer point to the correct place to auto update (sorry) so hopefully you find this forum. Basically the old version became increasingly difficult to maintain which necessitated this rewrite. All the core functionality is there except for the BVAS tool which I know a lot of you really enjoyed (I'm sorry mairo, I'm working on it). The reason fixing the BVAS is going to take a while is because I have to update my code to this new API just like everyone else.

One thing that people kept asking for is a page for a list of the extensions. You can visit here (won't work if you don't have the script installed) and view a list of all the pages and other things. Also a note to developers, go ahead and use the file I've stashed away in there if you want your stuff to appear on this page also. I'd hope for at least a little uniformity, but I'm not the best person to bring it about.

We'll just wanted to say that this tool is updated and should work (mostly) the same way as it has in the past.

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