RC5: Suggestions on "Properties" improvements

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kaptainkory
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RC5: Suggestions on "Properties" improvements

Post by kaptainkory » Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:51 am

What about doing something like this? ...

In the Edit menu, make the Properties option mult-tiered:

Properties > File...
...................Image (Comment)...
...................Description...
...................Metadata > IPTC > View/Edit...
................................................Remove from image
....................................EXIF > View...
................................................Export > As text...
..............................................................As CSV...
..............................................................As XML...
................................................Remove from image
................................................Remove embedded thumbnail
....................................------------------------
....................................Remove All Metadata

(Sorry for all of the dots...I couldn't figure out nonbreaking space.)

Then, in the Properties dialogue box, include a tab for "Description", "IPTC", and "EXIF". The "IPTC" and "EXIF" tabs could just be grayed out if that data doesn't exist. Or maybe the "IPTC" tab is never grayed out; when someone clicks on it when there is no IPTC data, a simple dialogue box could open: "No IPTC data exists for this image. Would you like to add IPTC data?"

(BTW, I can't type anything into the Comment box of the Properties dialogue. Bummer.)

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Re: RC5: Suggestions on "Properties" improvements

Post by xnview » Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:20 am

kaptainkory wrote:What about doing something like this? ...

In the Edit menu, make the Properties option mult-tiered:

Properties > File...
...................Image (Comment)...
...................Description...
...................Metadata > IPTC > View/Edit...
................................................Remove from image
....................................EXIF > View...
................................................Export > As text...
..............................................................As CSV...
..............................................................As XML...
................................................Remove from image
................................................Remove embedded thumbnail
....................................------------------------
....................................Remove All Metadata

(Sorry for all of the dots...I couldn't figure out nonbreaking space.)
Too many sub menu i think
Then, in the Properties dialogue box, include a tab for "Description", "IPTC", and "EXIF". The "IPTC" and "EXIF" tabs could just be grayed out if that data doesn't exist. Or maybe the "IPTC" tab is never grayed out; when someone clicks on it when there is no IPTC data, a simple dialogue box could open: "No IPTC data exists for this image. Would you like to add IPTC data?"
Yes, i must extend property dialog box, but not in 1.80
Pierre.

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Post by kaptainkory » Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:42 am

That's cool. I like more submenus and shorter lists. Other people may not. Still, I think it's a good idea to combine some of this stuff (especially "Description") into the Properties dialogue, so I'm looking forward to that.

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