HTML Imagemap authoring tool for MacOSX?


I’ve searched around in vain for one. I want to annotate my FOAF spec diagram with mouseover text and links into the documentation. Most of the tools I find are a decade or more old, or pay-to-play. I remember the Gimp image editor can do imagemaps, but it crashes on startup on my MacBook. I did find a nice Javascript editor the other day, but it had no “undo” function, which made complex work impossible. Maybe I’ll try Amaya. Suggestions very much welcomed! Are imagemaps *that* uncool these days? They’re just SVG and image metadata in another notation… (and imho one of the the more interesting scenarios for HTML-based microformattery). That last link has missing photos and out of date SVG, but might still be of interest. A surviving screenshot included here.

Nearby: (from SWAD-Europe hacking days) an imagemap2svg.xslt thanks to Max Froumentin.

Update: I installed Amaya 9.99 for Intel MacOSX. Sadly it couldn’t even display my JPEG properly, although it did do a better job showing OmniGraffle’s SVG output than Firefox.


6 Responses to HTML Imagemap authoring tool for MacOSX?

  1. How about using RDF Image Description for FOAF vocab annotation ?
    http://www.kanzaki.com/docs/sw/img-annotator.html

  2. danbri says:

    Kanzaki, that’s a fantastic tool :)

    But in my case I’m trying to annotate http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/images/foafspec.jpg and I think this requires polygons to do usably. My diagram is just too chaotic to map with nice tidy squares!

  3. that’s right. maybe I’d try canvas+svg version some day ;-)

  4. danbri says:

    If you do, let me know, I’d love to try it!

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