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Feature #9327

Block history modification if image unavailable

Added by Benoit L├ęcolier over 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:
Triaged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Lighttable
Target version:
Start date:
03/29/2013
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

When a part of the photograh collection goes offline, typically when removing an external HDD, Darktable allows to search the collection and to visualize the thumbnails. Then, when trying to open a photo in the darkroom. the program notifies that the file is not available for editing. That's looks the correct behaviour to me, a great feature to search for archived photographs.

Nevertheless, the lighttable interface still allows to apply styles, history stack copy/paste, and maybe more, to an offline image, and then the thumbnail is lost, replaced by a skull, until the file goes online and reprocesses. In that case it's no longer possible to evaluate the photo visually.

It would be a great idea to deactivate the xmp manipulations of an offline file in the same way the darkroom is, and/or add a visual mark on the thumbnail to indicate when a file is offline.

History

#1 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Target version set to Future
  • Status changed from New to Triaged

#2 Updated by Simon Spannagel about 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Offline modification of photographs to Block history modification if image unavailable
  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

More a feature request, no?

#3 Updated by Benoit L├ęcolier about 5 years ago

Hi,

I too doubted a lot about whether to put it as a bug or as a feature. I made it a bug because although there is no module broken, the global logic of the application is not respected in my point of view: one way of edition is blocked, but other ways are not, and these offline modifications lead to a temporal information loss (in v1.1.4, I didn't test it in v1.2) when trying to apply modifications and recalculate the thumbnail I guess.

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