A few months ago I mentioned that I was learning Python in order to write a GUI for ExifTool. Since then I abandoned Python, when encountered with mono 🙂 . Mono is the os equivalent of the .NET runtime. And I had some previous experience with c# anyway, so I decided that my ExifTool GUI will be a mono app.
I worked on it in november for a a few weeks and in the last week, and it is slowly taking shape!
Sagittarius (this is the name of the app) will focus on XMP, XMP-EXIf and XMP-IPTC to be proper.
It can load the content of a directory (yet it only can show files tha ExifTool can read and write, later I want it to be able to show files Exiftool can only read), can show thumbnails (even of raw files) , can show the metadata of a file in a notebook widget and a preview as well.
It will be able to edit multiple files (yet it can only edit a single file at a time) and to apply metadata-templates to image files. It is far from being released, but i can show you a few screenshots. Although it is on a very early stage, the code is already a mess. Well I’m not a developer. So before continuing the work on it i will rather focus on coding techniques and oo-development in general. So far it was just a try from my part, but now i really think that i will be able to finish it. I hope that in two months i will release a 0.1a. Stay tuned!