Listing all unloadable JPG image files containing invalid JPG markers?

Your reference needs to be 'TriD Software' or something similar as it means something else in USA law.
I guess you mean this command line program ?

Now as you mention it I wonder too... :roll_eyes:

I've made that change for the next beta. WebP misnamed as .JPG (or whatever) will be recognised as WebP.


@Leo isn't this going to add some (even small) delay when opening jpg images? If so, could it be introduced as an optional feature that needs to be enabled in Preferences?

Probably not a noticeable delay. It's already done for some of the other filetypes, and one more doesn't make a huge difference. (100s more might, of course, so we aren't going to do it for every type.)

Use use this command to correct file extensions:
You would need the ExifTool custom columns plugin installed.

Then please consider adding an advanced option to disable this new feature.

Since in the context of opening files, I personally value speed more than the very rare occurrence of being unable to open an image due to an incorrect extension.

I remember experiencing a similar situation with an image viewer (I can't remember the name now) that used to be quite fast, but they kept adding features that couldn't be disabled. Eventually, I had to stop using it because the delay had become noticeable (the larger the image, the longer the delay).

Try it first. I doubt you'll still want it then. :slight_smile:

My post was also meant to take into consideration for the decision by the Opus developers and not compromise the handling of the well-established formats.

The problem is:
WebP is not the last wannabe image format.
The next one is already around the corner. It is called AVIF.
My alternative web browser (SeaMonkey) does not yet support the format, but all the 'major browsers' already have support for it: Can I use AVIF image format.
The current rise of WebP (on low level) will eventually stop when AVIF push begins. WebP is actually the worst of the wannabe formats, so this is not difficult.

The good thing is:
The more fight is happening between the wannabe formats (which are all junk in my opinion), the stronger the well-established formats will remain on top. Kind of divide and conquer. :smiley:

JPEG developer