(remove metadata) infinite loop
1. Right click on an image and select (remove metadata).
2. Do the same to the resulting cleaned image, it still removes metadata.
3. Repeat the above.
The outcome is an infinite loop and this means that the (remove metadata) tool doesn't actually check if the image is already clean.
#1 Updated by sajolida about 2 months ago
Indeed. See screenshot in attachment.
This is a problem of "Visibility of system status" (cf. https://www.nngroup.com/articles/ten-usability-heuristics/)
@jvoisin: Could MAT return an error message instead when the user tries to clean a file that is already clean? I think that MAT 1 was doing this correctly in the past.
Shall I report this in your bug tracker?
#3 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago
So, I don't know what to do about this issue. I'm tempted to:
- leave it open for a little while, because it describes a real problem that matters somewhat, and who knows, perhaps this will increase the chances someone thinks about a clever solution;
- not dedicating any core work resources to it.