[Digikam-devel] [Bug 137320] New: Thumbnails should continue loading for images that are off-screen

Adam Porter bugs.kde.org at alphapapa.net
Tue Nov 14 08:31:02 GMT 2006

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           Summary: Thumbnails should continue loading for images that are
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.9.0-beta3
          Platform: Debian testing
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Albums GUI
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: bugs.kde.org alphapapa net

Version:           0.9.0-beta3 (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Debian testing/unstable Packages

I am aware of the "Generate all thumbnails" menu option in 0.9.0-beta3, and I am thankful for it, but frankly, that still is not enough.

If I, for example, open Konqueror and browse to a directory full of images, Konqueror very quickly generates or loads thumbnails for all of the images, whether they're currently in-view or not.  Thus I can look at a few images in another app, and then scroll on down and browse through other images that Konqueror's already thumbnailed.

With Digikam, I can generate all the thumbnails for the images currently in the collection if I'm willing to wait that long, but this doesn't help whenever I import new images from my camera.  I have to either keep scrolling down to make it generate the new thumbnails, or run the "generate all" process, which doesn't let me do anything else while I wait.

Put simply, Digikam should, by default, continue generating thumbnails for all images in the current album/date/tag view, whether they're currently scrolled-to or not.

And this could be taken to the next level (and help make Digikam even more of a killer-app) by having it generate them not just in order, but generating the ones currently scrolled-to first.  So if I opened a new album directory that had never been thumbnailed, and then scrolled down halfway, Digikam would thumbnail the ones currently scrolled-to first, and then continue scrolling the other images in the directory.

Please add this behavior to Digikam.  It's sorely needed, and would make using Digikam *much* more pleasant.

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