PROJECT DESCRIPTION I. SUMMARY This project concerns the addition of image manipulation, security, and other features, to the website at www.referhub.com. That website is a multilevel marketing project geared to artists and merchants. Its structure is described in more detail on the pages accessible from the [url removed, login to view] home page. Some of the technical features described below currently exist on the website, but do not function properly. The developer who works on this project must either fix or replace the matters described below if they are not currently functioning properly. II. THE KIND OF DEVELOPER WE ARE LOOKING FOR We are looking for a developer with the following qualifications: 1) Experience working with image manipulation programs that interface with PHP. Specifically, we need someone with experience installing on a server and designing a website with the MagickWand interface to PHP. The site also uses ImageMagick, and the developer will need experience using that program to manipulate images. The configuration of the site is outlined in more detail at: [url removed, login to view] The developer should be familiar with all programs and specifications appearing on that page. 2) Two or three references of websites with image-manipulation features comparable to the features described below. While we do not require it, developers who are agreeable to an escrow process in which the developer gets paid after the project is functional will be given higher consideration. By accepting this project the developer agrees that all inventions arising from the developer's work on this project will be property of The Jonathan Van Ee Company, LLC, and any of the assigns of such Company. III. TECHNICAL AND FUNCTIONAL NATURE OF THE PROJECT A. Priorities While we want this project to work smoothly with all operating systems, inevitably compatibility issues arise. The following priorities are important to launch the site at an optimal time: 1) The image upload and manipulation features of the website must function with both Internet Explorer and Mac OS X. While the image manipulation features must function with Mac OS X, more minor matters should be optimized for Internet Explorer. 2) The image manipulation feature should only handle TIFF, TIF, JPEG and JPG files. B. Image Upload The website must be able to upload tiff and jpeg (and tif and jpg) files from both Mac and PC computers. The upload feature can be seen when you join the website and, while logged in, going to "sell" on the home page. From there you click on the first link called "Uploading an image that will be printed through ReferHub". The upload form will then appear. If you fill in the information requested by the form you will be able to test the current upload process. C. Magick Wand and File Management Users must be able to upload tif and jpg files. If they upload a tif, then the site must store such tif and use the tif itself for printing fine art reproductions. However, the tif must be converted to a jpg for all other purposes, which include files for displaying the image on the site and printing it on merchandise (like coffee mugs, etc.). Currently, there is a discrepancy in terms of the size of the image that gets uploaded and the size that ReferHub says the image is. For example, you can upload an image that photoshop will say is a certain lenght and width, but then ReferHub will identify it as a different size. That kind of discrepancy must not ocurr. D. Backup I am wondering what your thoughts would be for a cost effective backup solution for what may be a huge amount of date (like several terabytes). Right now I have a RAID array with about 1.2 TB mirror image storage (i.e., it has a total of 2.4 TB, which becomes 1.2 TB with the mirror image feature). E. PayPal & Completing Purchase When a purchase is completed through PayPal the site must compute the appropriate commissions. Note that there are two ways to sell through ReferHub. One, you can upload an image that gets printed. Two, you can upload an image of a product you ship yourself. The PayPal integration is a little different for both of these features. When an image gets sold, the customer pays ReferHub through PayPal and ReferHub pays the printing companies with a check or other method that does not directly use the website. If someone sells their own product through ReferHub however, then the customer pays ReferHub through PayPal, and ReferHub in turn pays the seller through PayPal. ReferHub keeps a portion of the transaction (2.5%) to be paid in referral commissions and to be kept as profit for ReferHub. F. Changing Password and Password E mail address Users must have the option of being able to change their password and the e mail address that their password can be mailed to if it is lost. G. Signal when someone gets $600 in commissions When a user gets $600 in commissions the website must generate an alert to ReferHub beacuse that user will have to fill out tax forms. H. Written Description of Software for Completed Project A written description of the software must be provided to facilitate the work that other developers may perform on the site. IV. MODULES Throughout the description of the modules below there are references to the attached pdf document, which further describes the modules. A. Image Fitting Module When people upload an image they will be given the option of placing it on various pieces of merchandise. When they select a given piece of merchandise, like a coffee mug, they will be directed to the page that is described in the "[name of merchandise]" page attached to this email (another attached page describes another modification to the website that must be made for images to be fitted on merchandise). When they go to the [name of merchandise] page, they will not have to upload the image, because it will already be uploaded. They will be able to modify the uploaded image however, so that it will fit on the specific piece of merchandise. Here is an explanation of the sheet in the attached pdf file with "[name of merchandise]" at the top of it 1. Image Quality Bar This bar will show users what the image quality is. It will have a showing of "best" if the dpi is 280 or greater. An image that is 50 dpi or less will have a "poor" rating, and anything in between will be somewhere along the line. 2. "Save image for this merchandise" button After they have fitted the image, they can click the "save image for this merchandise" button. The website will then save an image that will be displayed when someone clicks, from the product page for the image, on the piece of merchandise. For example, if someone goes to the product page for the heart that is fitted on to the coffee mug on the sheet attached to this e mail, they would be able to click on the "coffee mug" link on that product page. When they go there, they will see the image that gets saved when the image was fitted on the product. Another thing that will happen when someone clicks on the "save image for this merchandise" is that the website will generate an image file that is not more than 300 dpi. Here is an example to illustrate. Suppose someone uploads a huge piece of artwork that is 10 x 15 inches at about 400 dpi and about 45 MB in size. Suppose further that the coffee mug only can have images that are 2 x 2 inches in size. When the image gets fitted onto the coffee mug, only the printable portion will be saved, and it will be saved only at 300 dpi (not 400 dpi). The message that would be sent to the company that prints the merchandise would include the image saved when a user clicks the "save image for this merchandise" link. 3. "click here to reset image to its original size and position" button If someone later wants to enlarge or otherwise change the image, they may find that it has been cropped. If they want to get the same original image back and work with it, they can click the button called "click here to reset image to its original size and position." 4. Other matters People uploading images must also fit the images on to an e greeting. This way, the e greeting images will not be really big, or really small, or otherwise distorted. People must also fit their images to the area available for images on the home page. When a product is selected to be "featured" in the admin section of the site, then that fitted image must appear on the home page. B. Security Module This module is described in the attached pdf file. The financial numbers that appear in it must coincide with the balance of the company in its PayPal account. C. Image Management Module This module is described in the attached pdf file. D. E Mail to Printing Companies Module The site must also send an e mail to the companies that either print or sell the product that has been purchased. That e mail will have the basic information of who to ship the product to, and, if the company must print an image, then the e mail will have a link to the image that must be printed. The number of times an image is downloaded should be minimized. Thus, if a printing company already has the image, it should not have to download it again. ReferHub must keep a record of e mails that are sent with this module. A model e mail to a printing company is illustrated in the "E mail To Printing Companies Module" in the attached pdf. Towards the end of that model e mail there is a reference to "[insert amount as described in the written description of this module]". Here is the description of where that amount should come from. For images printed on merchandise (like coffee mugs) the printing companies tell ReferHub what they will charge. The amount in the e mail simply confirms that number. For images printed on fine art paper, the amount paid the printing company depends on the type of paper (or canvas) and the size of the image. These amounts are currently calculated by a spreadsheet in the admin section of the website.