Exif/XMP independent rating

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0x4243
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Exif/XMP independent rating

Post by 0x4243 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:56 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm searching for a way to rate images with XNView (MP) with stars and/or color lables without getting a rating from the original images via exif/xmp.

From time to time I have to sort/rate images that already contain the standard star-rating and/or color labes. I want to ignore what's stored in the image file and create my own rating.
There is no requirement to export this rating to the file.

I think, XNView (classic) could do that with its own database. Is there a way to have the same feature in XNViewMP??

Thanks,
Christian

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Re: Exif/XMP independent rating

Post by michel038 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:11 pm

I think you only need to deselect all the checkboxes in "Settings, metadata", so that XnViewMP does not read or write any metadata, and works with its database ...
You can also add starring buttons in the toolbar.

Later, you can create a backup in a xml file for these stars/ color labels (in categories pane, small arrow below title bar: file's categories : export)

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Re: Exif/XMP independent rating

Post by 0x4243 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:58 pm

I already disabled all options but still see the star rating and color label that's stored in the file.

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Re: Exif/XMP independent rating

Post by michel038 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm

You are right...
In folders that have been browsed, star rating and color labels are read, and added in db.
It seems there is no way to avoid this in XnViewMP

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Re: Exif/XMP independent rating

Post by xnview » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:14 pm

Currently there is no setting to disable reading rating metadata
Pierre.

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