I'm currently working on a site in which I use a filestore to store downloadable whitepapers (PDF files). it would be very handy to be able to add meta-data to the files (normal CMSfield types would be great) so the user can add descriptions / titles.
Let us know how you get on with this as I agree it would be a really useful to have this extension. When used with the "FileRepository.php" feature (which I believe is included in the new gallery module) you would be able to create a basic "read only" document listing module.
In the context of the gallery, the way it works is you select a folder from the assets directory, which then automatically creates a data feeds of all images files in that directory for display on the site.
any reason? technical difficulties? because I need to do this.
I'm creating a site for an artist, and I don't want to create an individual page for each piece- I need to attach meta-data to each image in a gallery folder (year, medium, size, price, sold). I see that the "file" table holds the caption field, I may try adding fields here as Sam suggested.