Lutz Müller wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-11-04 at 21:52, Roberto Costa wrote:
> > Perhaps it should be possible for a library client to request one of the
> > two behaviours explicitly, unless specified the exif data compaction
> > would be enabled for known maker notes and disabled for the others.
> > Have you in mind an interface to do it?
> I don't think anyone cares for the possibility to switch between storing
> the original EXIF data in addition to our new one and not doing so. It
> should just work. If someone really needs the feature, we can add it
> easily later.
Well, I do care, this is why I was suggesting it ;-)
More in general, since libexif is a public library, which happens to
know how to do a particular job (saving exif data in our case) in two
different ways, I think the user should be able to choose which way he
wants to do things.
This makes especially sense to me if I consider that there is a trade
off, one method is more conservative, the other produces smaller and
more compact exif data.