0.93 - Change Timestamp with multiple images not intuitive

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billw
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0.93 - Change Timestamp with multiple images not intuitive

Post by billw » Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 pm

XnView: MP 0.95 - 64 bit
OS: Mac 64bit

When attempting to change the timestamp with multiple images selected, the function works but the behaviour is non-intuitive.

Effect: timestamps are changed, but user needs to click the 'Cancel' button to dismiss the dialog.

[To see this in action it helps to have the Browser displaying "Thumbnails + Label" and for the label to include "EXIF: Date Taken"]

To reproduce:
1. Select 2 or more images
2. Tools > Change timestamp
3. Select any option (eg Current date, specific date, file creation date)
4. Select all three EXIF dates
5. Click "Write to all files"
- the browser thumbnails change size, but the dialog stays on the screen :bug:
6. Click "Cancel"
- examining the EXIF info on the files shows that the EXIF dates were, in fact, changed :bug:

Or:
1. Select 2 or more images
2. Tools > Change timestamp
3. Select any option (eg Current date, specific date, file creation date)
4. Select all three EXIF dates
5. Click "Write"
- the browser thumbnail of the image selected in the upper-right pane of the dialog changes size, but the dialog stays on the screen: is this correct?
6. The image chosen in the upper-right pane of the dialog advances to the next image (correct?)
7. Click "Write"
- the browser thumbnail of the image selected in the upper-right pane of the dialog changes size, but the dialog stays on the screen: is this correct?
8. Click "Cancel"
- the browser thumbnails return to normal size;
- examining the EXIF info on the files shows that the EXIF dates were, in fact, changed :bug:

Expected behaviour with multiple images selected:
1) Clicking "Write" changes the EXIF data and advances to the next image (which it does)
2) Clicking "Write to all files" changes the EXIF data and closes the dialog (which it does not do)
3) Clicking "Cancel" should undo any changes made by clicking the "Write" button (which it does not do)
4) IMO there should be a "Continue", "Finished" or "Confirm" button (or similar) to confirm the changes, as "Cancel" implies that the changes will be undone.

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Re: 0.93 - Change Timestamp with multiple images not intuitive

Post by xnview » Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 am

billw wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:01 pm
5. Click "Write to all files"
- the browser thumbnails change size, but the dialog stays on the screen :bug:
Right, in this case, the dialog should close. But what do you means by "browser thumbnails change size"??
8. Click "Cancel"
- the browser thumbnails return to normal size;
- examining the EXIF info on the files shows that the EXIF dates were, in fact, changed :bug:
Cancel close only the dialog like other dialog, there is no undo
Pierre.

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