[Digikam-devel] Big, very big previews

Pau Ruŀlan Ferragut paurullan at bulma.net
Mon Dec 8 12:29:17 GMT 2008

On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 12:49:11PM +0100, Arnd Baecker wrote:

>While 256x256 is a good choice for cache reasons, there should be no principle
>difficulty to increase this to 512x512 (or even to 1024x1024 if the machine is
>fast enough)

A 600x600 or 800x800 limit could be a great compromise. The biggest displays
out there you can buy without selling your mother are 2560x1600.

>But (and that's a pretty big "but"): the thumnails are stored in
>~/.thumbnails/large and the freedesktop thumbnail standard
>is 256x256 for this.

Maybe we just should not say these are thumbnails. 

>Moreover, this will lead to quite a bit of disk space usage in this

I do not think that anyobody who wants to seriously work with hundreds of
pictures (as my workflow needs) minds about the disk space or memory.

And obviously it can always put as a configurable setting.

>However, I do understand the wish!


>Maybe there is some other approach which could be done (eg. using the cached
>version first, but then display a refined variant internally?

I do not know. Has anybody an idea?

> This is to some extent related to http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146260

In some extend yes. But the idea is not context-switch and keep working in the
album view.

Laziness, impatience, and hubris.
    -- Larry Wall in «Programming Perl»

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