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Feature #12508

Compress history stack in lighttable

Added by Jack Tummers 8 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Lighttable
Target version:
-
Start date:
12/28/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.4.2
System:
all
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

This week there have been made a few new posts/replies among the DT users in the mailing list about adding an option to compress the history stack of images in the Lighttable, single as well as to a selection of images, Until now this is only possible in Darkroom mode. For me this is especially usefull because metadata is not always included after an export of one or many images, which seems to be related to the number of stacks in the history. Especially in the case of around 80-100 or more steps, metadata appears to be missing in the exported images. Anyway, being able to compress the history stack in Lighttable would be a great addition imo. Besides that, doing this manually by selecting images in the Lighttable and hit a 'Compress history stack' button, perhaps this could also be part of the export process? Like, first compress the history stack, then export the selected images with the desired options.

History

#1 Updated by Roman Lebedev 8 months ago

Jack Tummers wrote:

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For me this is especially usefull because metadata is not always included after an export of one or many images, which seems to be related to the number of stacks in the history. Especially in the case of around 80-100 or more steps, metadata appears to be missing in the exported images.

Now that is actually an interesting point.

#2 Updated by Pascal Obry 8 months ago

I suppose this could be useful but it is quite dangerous. So at least
such action should be controlled by a dialog asking for confirmation
for this action. Indeed, you could have selected some part of the
history stack to "see" how it look and forget to select back the top of
the history stack before leaving the darkroom.

This could have been the case for many images. So a selection of all
images in the lighttable and this action will be disastrous.

#3 Updated by Jack Tummers 8 months ago

@Pascal. I think that button (or that function during export) should only work on selected images, so only selected images inside the current folder or collection viewed.

By the way, I'm now using DT for about one and a half year on a nearly daily basis and edited thousands of images, and I think only ONE time I clicked on one of the steps in the history step to go back to an earlier point of editing. The rest is a matter of jumping to and back to modules, making slight changes. So that can make the history stack of images quite large in a short time. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even miss the history stack module if it wasn't there. At least in my rather intuitive way of editing images ;). But the loss of metadata is a crucial thing for me because clients need them.

#4 Updated by Roman Lebedev 8 months ago

Jack Tummers wrote:

@Pascal. I think that button (or that function during export) should only work on selected images, so only selected images inside the current folder or collection viewed.

I think, it may be ok to just always compress the history stack before exporting/writing it into the exported image.
NOT the history stack of the image in the library, the history stack being exported, i.e. the actual history stack for the image should not be touched.

By the way, I'm now using DT for about one and a half year on a nearly daily basis and edited thousands of images, and I think only ONE time I clicked on one of the steps in the history step to go back to an earlier point of editing. The rest is a matter of jumping to and back to modules, making slight changes. So that can make the history stack of images quite large in a short time. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't even miss the history stack module if it wasn't there. At least in my rather intuitive way of editing images ;). But the loss of metadata is a crucial thing for me because clients need them.

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