[Digikam-devel] [Bug 165229] New: thumbnail complete update does not work reliably, even for jpgs

f14fjne02 at sneakemail.com f14fjne02 at sneakemail.com
Sat Jun 28 19:09:56 BST 2008

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           Summary: thumbnail complete update does not work reliably, even
                    for jpgs
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Thumbnails
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: f14fjne02 sneakemail com

Version:            (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources

Today I decided to create all thumbs from scratch
I erased my .thumbnail folder (linux), just to be sure
I created all the thumbnails - it was way too fast
I checked and found for most of the folders that when selecting them lots of thumbs were added in .thumbnails

I set up a new digikam filestructure with 5 jpgs
I deleted my .thumbnail folder again
I created the thumbs again - only 2 ot of 5 were updated! All files from the same camera.
not good

I tried a workaround by updating the thumbs using KPhotoAlbum, it did the job, even for raw files.
But: Digikam does not accept these thumbs, although the filenames are correct.
Explanation: Digikam does not accept thumbs with the tag "Software" set other than "Digikam Thumbnail Generator"
Workaround: Set the tag manually:
cd ~/.thumbnails
exiftool -v0 "-Software=Digikam Thumbnail Generator" -r . -ext png -overwrite_original

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