Better photo section in MP (1 Viewer)

nph12

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I try again:) I think MP should have a better Photo section and I have these improvement suggestions:

1) Support Raw formats (DNG) - MCE can with fastpictureviewer codec pack shows RAW pictures so it should also be possibly in MP!

2) View metadata in slideshow (EXIF and IPTC metadata) - just like you can with zoner photo studio!

3) Show where the picture is taken (Google street map)

4) Show histogram

5) Show picture with XMP sidecar file (and included adobe sidecar file)

I hope there and other people on this forum there have the same wishes that I have:) I hope my improvement suggestions will be at see in MP2 or a plug-in to MP. Maybe we need a plug-in group that develop photo plug-ins.
 

paalkr

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Great effort! sort pictures based on EXIF date taken is maybe the feature I miss the most in MP! If (when?) that is solved, MP will become perfect, at least for my needs :)

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PK
 

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Good evening to all.

What i realy need is the stretch zoom mode like in my videos, pictures in 4/3 or 3/2 have to be edited to fit 16/9.
For me this is a must have.
 

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    Hi paalkr: That is available in the current version already. Just scan your picture db from config and switch the view.
     

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    Hi paalkr: That is available in the current version already. Just scan your picture db from config and switch the view.
    Sort on date is available as a view mode, that's correct. Problem is that the date populated in the database is not the EXIF picture taken date, but the file time stamp form OS level.

    I would also prefer sort on EXIF date in folder view as well.

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    Ehhm, the way I originally implemented the patch was that it used the exif date taken. I have not looked at the code for a long time, but why should that change?
     

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    Ehhm, the way I originally implemented the patch was that it used the exif date taken. I have not looked at the code for a long time, but why should that change?
    In both folder view and date view? I think maybe that the date view sorts the pictures based on the EXIF date taken, but not in folder view. If I'm wrong something strange is happening in my setup, where in folder view the pictures are sorted alphabetically.

    Hi paalkr: That is available in the current version already. Just scan your picture db from config and switch the view.
    Sort on date is available as a view mode, that's correct. Problem is that the date populated in the database is not the EXIF picture taken date, but the file time stamp form OS level.

    I would also prefer sort on EXIF date in folder view as well.

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    PK
    Sorry, I slightly miss phrased that. The time stamp in the database could very well be the EXIF date taken. My main problem is that the pictures seems to be sorted alphabetically when displayed in folder view. I like to use folder view for browsing my picture collection, and at the same time sort the pictures in each folder based on EXIF date taken.

    Hopefully, this was slightly clearer. English is not my native language :oops:

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    Ah, that is more clear. But alas not available and not easily possible at the moment. MP either reads the database (which contains exif data) or it reads the file system (which contains the the shares and paths and only the file dates). You would either need a "hybrid" view or a show pic db by folder structre.

    There are quite a few things that should be improved in my Pics (in my humble opinion) but there is no strong dev support for my pictures at the moment. I do not have enough time currently to do patches, so maybe the dev team could pick up poor my pics again?
     

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    Ah, that is more clear. But alas not available and not easily possible at the moment. MP either reads the database (which contains exif data) or it reads the file system (which contains the the shares and paths and only the file dates). You would either need a "hybrid" view or a show pic db by folder structre.

    There are quite a few things that should be improved in my Pics (in my humble opinion) but there is no strong dev support for my pictures at the moment. I do not have enough time currently to do patches, so maybe the dev team could pick up poor my pics again?
    A very precise description, thanks! I understand that the TV and movie functionality get more focus, but pictures is a very important part of a good media portal in my opinion. How do we convince devs to spend time on my pictures? :)

    Regards,
    PK
     

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    AW: Re: Better photo section in MP

    Ah, that is more clear. But alas not available and not easily possible at the moment. MP either reads the database (which contains exif data) or it reads the file system (which contains the the shares and paths and only the file dates). You would either need a "hybrid" view or a show pic db by folder structre.

    There are quite a few things that should be improved in my Pics (in my humble opinion) but there is no strong dev support for my pictures at the moment. I do not have enough time currently to do patches, so maybe the dev team could pick up poor my pics again?
    A very precise description, thanks! I understand that the TV and movie functionality get more focus, but pictures is a very important part of a good media portal in my opinion. How do we convince devs to spend time on my pictures? :)

    Regards,
    PK
    Hi PK, mbuzina,
    actually we know about the "weak parts", already picked them up and working on them. So yes, we will have the myPics part improved - due to the current featurefreeze unfortunately not with 1.2, but it will come.
     

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