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Re: [gcmd-dev] Metatags

From: Piotr Eljasiak
Subject: Re: [gcmd-dev] Metatags
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 00:03:55 +0200

> >>I start with one thought about meta-tags.
> >>I feel there is a need for viewing meta-tags only,
> > 
> > You'd like to have possibility to see all metatags at once, would you?
> > 'File properties' dialog seems to be a good place for that - it
> > accessible via menu, RMB menu, keyboard shortcut (and possibly via
> > toolbar). The only problem would be that the dialog is not very big and
> > it is quite difficult to have all tags in one place (maybe the solution
> > is to use a tree). But... it comes to me that 'file properties' dialog
> > would not be that comfortable when one wanted to view tags of many
> > files. In this case IMHO it'd be better to make standalone metatags
> > viewer - something in tradition of Assaf's int-viewer. But even better
> > is just to add support for user-defined columns - where the column might
> > be (apart from current 'standard' cols: name, ext, size, ...) any of
> > known metatags. This would allow viewing metatags of many files in a way
> > that is coherent with current gcmd GUI. What about it?
> > 
> A 2000 character IPTC description will not fit very
> well to the columns... But for a collection of mp3
> it could be nice to have the possibility to sort
> files after Artist or Title, or sorting photos after
> date or shoting location.
> I think the file properties window is almost big
> enough, an Exif, IPTC or whatever tab only needs
> a scrollbar, look at the attached little dump..
> A standalone meta-tag viewer could also work just
> fine, accessible from file-properties.

Agree. IMHO the best solution is to have these features (metatags @ file
properties + user-defined columns). I'll start working on it after the
upcoming 1.2.1 release.


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