"manage required metadata fields"

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"manage required metadata fields"

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Short Intro

If you try to work with "metadata" you get often lost. There are too much options.

XnViewMP asks for approximately 46x content XMP or 30 IPTC-IIM metadata fields.

A deeper dive into "metadata": https://iptc.org/std/photometadata/spec ... toMetadata

Which are the metadata you need now for your own workflow / database etc.?
Does everyone in your team knows which one to use?

Sample shows only xmp

Suggestion: option A

- for advanced user/admin
Option to edit iptc.ini and/or xmp.ini and mark "required field".

20230712_XnViewMP150_ Metadata004 _Settings Required xmp-ini.png

Suggestion: option B

- for advanced user
via Settings/Metadata/ (new)Required (IPTC and/or XMP)
Option to mark IPTC-IMM-XMP metadata fields as "required field".

20230712_XnViewMP150_Edit Metadata002 _Settings Required page.png

Suggestion: option C

- for all users.
via Option: Metadata/Edit IPTC (and/or) Edit XMP
Option to mark beside each metadata field (Edit IPTC (and/or) Edit XMP) a tag as "required field “ and possibility to save this...

20230712_XnViewMP150_Edit Metadata001 _IPTC and XMP for each.png

For each option A, B, C:

When set:
each "required metadata field" is shown coloured if empty...
if try to save without "required metadata", an info window will pop whats missing...

20230712_XnViewMP150_Edit Metadata003 _Settings Required - Kopie.png
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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Gerald_Ire wrote: Wed Jul 19, 2023 1:39 pm For each option A, B, C:
When set:
each "required metadata field" is shown coloured if empty...
if try to save without "required metadata", an info window will pop whats missing...
Or an mark like red asterisk after label?
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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Hi Pierre, thx for reply...
Any marker would be brilliant, if it works like intent...

Let me know if there is any I could do...
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something like that
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xnview wrote: Wed Sep 20, 2023 2:58 pm something like that
that works
you still have to scroll through the tabs and find marked fields, but I think this is the best that can be done without much rework


it also can be done via "favorites/pinned" fields, but will require to merge all dialogs into one
Metadata - merge all Edit dialogs into single one

also, an example of how custom set of metadata fields done in Lightroom, ACDSee (via side panels)
metadata_custom_set_of_fields.png
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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The popup window is great! :-)
The asterix * in the GUI works.
The colour of the asterix is not easy to spot and depends on the GUI mode (dark / light mode) ... but yes, a good way to start!

Anyway: In our workflow, this new important function has to be explained and introduced to all the users and then it will be recognised and used as intent...

We can we/I check this new function?
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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... and icing on the cake: a list of all empty metadata fields if pos..

What do you think?

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Gerald_Ire wrote: Thu Sep 21, 2023 6:07 am We can we/I check this new function?
i send you a PM
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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See issue for current status and some details.
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Re: "manage required metadata fields"

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This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 1.6.0. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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