New dialog 'Copy meta data'

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New dialog 'Copy meta data'

Post by xnview » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:18 pm

What do you think of a feature that allows to copy metadata to another metadata. For example, EXIF comment=>IPTC Caption

Something like that:

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Nice but…

Post by Clo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:39 pm

:arrow: Pierre

:) Hello !

• Looks nice and useful (for those having photos…).

- A detail : The “Del” buttons are a bit too narrow to translate in French
(and probably into other languages…), I checked that.

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Post by Sebastian » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:31 pm

I agree with Clo: this looks useful. :)


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Post by helmut » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:56 pm

Nice draft, Pierre. :-)

Currently I'm not quite clear what the 'Add' and 'Del' buttons do, though. This might indicate that the GUI design is not optimal and/or I'm not deep enough in this functionality. ;-)

Could you please explain what the buttons will do, Pierre?

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Post by xnview » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:06 am

helmut wrote: Could you please explain what the buttons will do, Pierre?
It's only a screenshot :-)
Add allows to add a new line, del delete the current
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Post by Troken » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:27 am

xnview wrote:Add allows to add a new line, del delete the current
Clo wrote:The “Del” buttons are a bit too narrow to translate in French
Mozilla Thunderbird have something similar in the filter manager, there are add/del buttons but there are only a "+" and a "-" on the buttons, no text. It could work here too if words get too long.

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Post by helmut » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:04 pm

Troken wrote:
xnview wrote:Add allows to add a new line, del delete the current
Clo wrote:The “Del” buttons are a bit too narrow to translate in French
Mozilla Thunderbird have something similar in the filter manager, there are add/del buttons but there are only a "+" and a "-" on the buttons, no text. It could work here too if words get too long.
Could you please post a screenshot of Thunderbird, here? I'd be interested to see how they have designed the GUI for a list with an arbitrary number of entries. I'd expect one button "Add" and one button "Delete", not multiple buttons.

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Post by Troken » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:23 pm

helmut wrote:Could you please post a screenshot of Thunderbird, here? I'd be interested to see how they have designed the GUI for a list with an arbitrary number of entries. I'd expect one button "Add" and one button "Delete", not multiple buttons.
Sure, here you go (in swedish though, but you'll get the main idea):

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Post by JohnFredC » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:34 pm

Interesting. The dialog looks like it combines two functions:

1. Copying data between EXIF and IPTC (and vice versa????)
2. Defining an implied linkage/relationship between EXIF and IPTC fields

Is the dialog intended to capture a persistent (user defined) mapping of relationships between the EXIF and IPTC fields? If so, then that mapping could possibly be passed to a batch "transformation" script for reuse later.

One might also want to save/restore a "named" mapping to/from a file for reuse later. Some of us use cameras from different manufacturers and might map the fields differently in different contexts...

Yet another teaser from Pierre about how truly (more) powerful XnView is destined to become in the future.
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Post by xnview » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:32 pm

JohnFredC wrote: Is the dialog intended to capture a persistent (user defined) mapping of relationships between the EXIF and IPTC fields?
What do you means by persistent mapping??
This feature is similar to the "copy comment to iptc caption" but for any fields
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Post by JohnFredC » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:00 pm

Hi Pierre

My idea was for XnView to allow users to name/save/restore groups of relationships (my word: "mapping") between EXIF and IPTC fields (or EXIF->EXIF or IPTC->IPTC) for the purposes of copying/synchronizing metadata.

So... in your scratch dialog (and the much better one offered by Troken) there would be additional buttons to name and save the selections made in the combo boxes to a file, and a button for a dialog to restore the settings from a file.

Then, the file could be used as a parameter in a Batch script to perform the metadata copying on a large group of files.

Does that make sense?

I'm not sure yet how (or if) XnView's existing ability to save/restore IPTC value templates would fit into that schema.
John

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