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Re: [css3] support for filters

From: Paul Irish <paul.irish@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:35:48 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=bAPXkG-Vpr2tPYoowQBeXHXkqdPs3RERBct3D@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>
Cc: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@adobe.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, "ed@opera.com" <ed@opera.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com> wrote:
> It would be useful to get some input from authors on what they see as
> useful canned filters.

So.. I held a little informal poll on twitter (where my followers are mainly
web designers/developers).
After getting responses from ~70 folks, I've aggregated the data.
Here are the full results in google spreadsheet: http://goo.gl/YSa8r

Results summary:
The most requested filters, by far, are: blur, saturation, compositing
modes, noise, and color levels.
A few folks also were interested in: sharpen, contrast, drop shadow (a la
brad's proposal), and chroma key.

There were so many requests for blending/compositing modes and unique
mentions of individual ones, that I could break out those, too.
See the chart on http://goo.gl/YSa8r for detail (multiply has the most

Additional effects mentioned by a single person are:
feather, brightness, bump/displacement mapping, elliptical distortions,
image fill, alpha masks, lighting effects, per color desaturate, wave
distort, reflect, sparkles & rainbow effects, color matrix
Interesting that brightness doesn't have a big demand. The rest of these
probably out outside the bounds of these canned filters.

Worth mentioning that recently there have been a few javascript libraries
people have been gravitating towards to apply these sort of effects:

Hope this data helps to illuminate authors' priorities.

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