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  Re: Add additional data embedded in [supported] output graphics files  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 28 Feb 2016 22:23:41
Message: <56d3b9bd$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/28/2016 9:52 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> I was just thinking about this -
> Is there a simple way to add additional data to the file formats that allow it -
> metadata, "Alternate Data Streams" for the information that pops-up when
> hovering over the file in a directory, Squirreling away notes - author,
> version/revision, (C), and maybe even SDL code inside PNG files, etc. ???
> Having POV-Ray automatically post-process a file would be good, having this
> capability as a native function of POV-Ray would be better   ;)
> Being able to load such embedded SDL from a supported graphic file into POV-Ray
> would be super cool as well   :)
> Great way to simplify uploading all the data, and HOW you made that great
> raytraced image wouldn't be lost....


It's a "least common denominator" kind of a thing. Some formats don't 
support a lot of metadata, therefore the other formats should also be 
limited to this small amount.


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