Hi, I'd like to suggest a couple of additions to the "attribution list" feature to make it, in my opinion, significantly more useful. I think there's a bit of overlap with some previous threads (favouriting/starring) but not much.
Firstly, categories/projects. Currently the attribution list is just every file you've downloaded it, when you downloaded it. IMO it would be really useful if you could specify "projects" or categories in your account (like the bookmark categories) to which bookmarked or downloaded sounds can be assigned. Ideally these would work like tags so a single sound can be attached to multiple projects. Then on the attribution page, these tags can be selected to "filter" your attributions to just the subset you need (rather than having to trawl through chronologically).
Secondly, starring/favouriting. I often download multiple sounds without knowing in advance which ones I will actually use (for instance, some may just not work in the mix for various reasons). Having all downloaded sounds in the attribution list is very cluttered for me, and I'd much rather be able to "star" a sound when I know I've used it. This could again act just like a tag, so I could make an attribution list of all downloaded sounds or just filter it to starred ones. I usually have freesound open in a browser tab while mixing/editing on films so I'd love to just click a button as soon as I use a file. Ideally this functionality would also be available on the attribution page so I can consult the entire list if I've downloaded a large set of files and am currently putting some on the timeline.
Finally, csv formatting. The current format options are ok for human readability, but a bit of a pain to process for large lists. A csv file would be really nice for that. Given that this would not be intended only for human readability, it could include far more metadata that the user could then use or discard as necessary (again, an example would be the project/category tags, for instance allowing users to easily re-order credits by sound category). It would also be a nicer way of assigning time/date info to the list rather than a separate header line for every date you've downloaded something.
What do you think about this?
If I understand it correctly, that sounds pretty good. Presumably you drag n drop downloaded files from your computer into a browser window and it maintains an attribution list for you based on the filename and/or metadata?
Given what I've said above (and not assuming this isn't already planned - just there's not much detail on the github post!), I would suggest that users should be able to create multiple attribution lists on their accounts. New files could then be added to existing lists later, for instance.
I wouldn't maintain, it would just be an easy way to generate a list for a set of sounds.
We've had some requests for maintaining lists too...
Either way, it would be useful, although maintained lists would be very helpful.
I love this feature request. It would make attribution much easier.
I was just playing with the bookmarks and realized they work really nice for putting together lists of sounds useful for attribution on one project. So I spend some time and came up with a link to this page:
This bookmark page essentially shows all the sounds used on one of my projects. Awesome! I feel inspired to start using bookmarks.
I also realized that this page is pretty copy-and-paste-able (unlike the downloaded_sounds) page. So it is practical to copy that list to a page hosted on my site. But this page could be improved if there was an alternate "attribution report" view that was slightly different:
1. No "x" icons to the right of each line.
2. No play icon to the left of each line.
3. A license statement or icon for each line.
The rationale of #1 and #2 is to have the text be copy-and-pastable without junk to remove.
The same attribution report view would also be useful on the downloaded_sounds page. I think of it as similar to the "print view" used by many web pages, to get all the UI junk off the output.
I would also love the attribution feature but I would like it if you could make multiply lists with different names so you can stay more organized and people can name them whatever there project is called, so I am all for it.
18hiltc, right on!
I wonder though if the bookmarks would fit for you ask. A bookmark can have a name that is your project name. And you can have multiple bookmarks.