Allow to display metadata without using command line
As @jvoisin may know, I am regularly giving digital safety lessons to journalists (students & professionals). In those lessons I teach/train them to remove metadata, using MAT/MAT2. To make them figure how important it is, I usually ask them to check the metadata of their files, for example to figure that their pictures may contain camera serial number and so on.
However, MAT2 only allows to do it in command line, which is not an option for many journalists, as of my experience. I understand the design choices of MAT2 regarding graphical interfaces. I was wondering however if it would be possible to add an option to allows people to check Metadata without having to use command line.
What would be your opinion about ?
So far I was thinking of the following possibilities :
- Having a menu option in the nautilus extension, that launch gnome-terminal mat2 -s %file; pause; This would IMHO be the faster to implement and while it use command line to display results, it would prevent the need to type commands to show metadata, which would be a really good improvement.
- Having a menu option in the nautilus extension, that triggers a simple zenity/xdialog-like interface, which could be nicer for the users, but longer to implement (and raise UX questions #3 ).
- Displaying additional meta-data in the nautilus properties windows. This may provide the a nice integration if doable. I just wonder about i) the feasibility ii) more important, about the speech I use, that specialized tools allows such as MAT2 to visualize metadata that may not be displayed by file browsers etc (to tell user to verify with MAT2 even if their file browser don't display anything). Maybe displaying them in another tab in the properties window could solve this problem if doable.
I would be happy to work on this (or help), according to your opinion.