"Save as"/ options / metadata selection should reflect codecs' abilities

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"Save as"/ options / metadata selection should reflect codecs' abilities

Post by nji9 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:49 am

When saving an image to another format you can pop up the option dialog.

The check-boxes for the metadata should reflect the codec's abilities:

If one of the metadata cant be changed, it should be grayed.
If one of the metadata doesn't exist, it should be unselected.

Actually it is very confusing and inconsistent.
Mostly all metadata are grey and selected,
although in the dialog afterwards it says none of it can.
Sometimes (for png for examples) all can be changed,
but when doing the saving it says "Just a joke ...".
Not nice.

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Re: "Save as"/ options / metadata selection should reflect codecs' abilities

Post by xnview » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:26 pm

which checkboxes?
Pierre.

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Re: "Save as"/ options / metadata selection should reflect codecs' abilities

Post by nji9 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:44 pm

It's about all "Keep"-checkboxes.

They are selected, although the format doesn't support it.

They are grayed (and selected), although ...

When saving it says: "April's fool, I can't do something of that ...".

Just do it logical. Offer (per every format) the abilities that the format supports.

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Re: "Save as"/ options / metadata selection should reflect codecs' abilities

Post by xnview » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:40 am

which format for example?
Pierre.

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