[Digikam-devel] [Bug 163293] New: Only generate thumbnail when needed

Dik Takken d.h.j.takken at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 5 18:48:32 BST 2008

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           Summary: Only generate thumbnail when needed
           Product: showfoto
           Version: 0.8.0
          Platform: Gentoo Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: d.h.j.takken xs4all nl

Version:           0.8.0 (using KDE 3.5.8)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux

When an image is loaded in ShowFoto, a thumbnail generator process is launched. I guess this process is supposed to generate the thumbnail for the thumb bar.

When loading a very large image, the thumbnail generation causes a huge additional memory and CPU load. I tried disabling the thumb bar, but the thumbnail is generated anyway.

When the generator could only be launched when needed, it would be major improvement of the startup time of ShowFoto.

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