Input modifying tools

An input modifying tool is a tool that manipulates its input objects (for example by adding annotations) without producing a new object. In a workflow, an input modifying tool is marked with the symbol (Image modified01) (figure 11.29).

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Figure 11.29: Input modifying tools are marked with the letter M.

There are 2 cases where it is not possible to save the Output of such a tool: