The tool would make the process of making these images easier.
How I see it:
Make screenshots of your items in D3 (using plain Prnt Src button)
Set your server(EU, US etc), gamemode(Norma, HC), battletag(asd#2534), possible online times?
Upload those images using the tool (multiupload support)
The tool walks you thru image by image allowing you to drag an rectangle over the image marking the item spot
After that tool cuts all the images, places them onto a black image, numbers them and gives you back the link / image it created.
You post it onto the forums, pricing your images by the numbers or using one possible feature listed down.
- Easier image changing later on (good if some items have sold, leave the image link same but mark some items "sold" so others could easly see that)
- Possible price marking onto the image (mark current highest bid to the image so everyone could see it and change it when someone overbids)
The only way I could see this being practical is if:
1: It has a client side app which:
a. Crops all the images its self, all from just the screenshot(s)
-The screenshots are readily available through in the application
-Ability to check off the ones which you wish to organize the items
b. It parses the item name, quality, type, and stats.
c. Allows the user to set a min bid and buyout in gold / $
c. Shows a preview of the item(s), then after approval, uploads the item(s) to your web based service
2: The web based service works like an auction house
a. It organizes the item(s) by type, then quality, then by stats
b. Allows users to filter there results based on available stats, type, and quality
c. Names of the items are displayed with a preview of the icon
d. If searchers like the item and price, they either can bid, or buyout
- IRL $ will be handled through paypal independent of blizzard RMAH
e. There will be a reputation system which displays only the seller's reputation next to items in search
Basically set up a complete AH system outside of Diablo 3. Which is possible, but difficult. I could easily whip up the client side application, but have no skills nor resources which are applicable to web based services. Someone else would have to do that. If anyone is interested in this visit my CodePlex to contact me: codeplex.com/site/users/view/promedius