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  Re: Add additional data embedded in [supported] output graphics files  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 28 Feb 2016 23:20:01
Message: <web.56d3c5c583ac36f15e7df57c0@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:


Aha!   I see great minds think alike   :)

> 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.
> Mike

I was thinking that POV-Ray must have things that it does based upon which file
format it writes to.
Doesn't seem to hard to filter what you can and cannot write out, or how much,
based upon what output format is specified.

#if (format = allowed)
     go hog wild
     #if (format = somewhat)
          write whatever data will fit
          tactfully tell user most of the data got sh*tcannned
          "Please switch to format A, B, or C to include all desired data"

What about rigging up some kinda post-processing thing?
Can POV-Ray spit out variables to a 3rd party program that POV-Ray executes on
completion of the render?
I dunno much about things like that   :O

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