[Digikam-devel] [Bug 283062] Limit the size of thumbnail database

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 09:29:54 BST 2011


Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |caulier.gilles at gmail.com
            Version|1.9.0                       |2.2.0

--- Comment #1 from Gilles Caulier <caulier gilles gmail com>  2011-09-30 08:29:53 ---
>There should be an option to limit the size of the thumbnail database. Mine is
>several hundred MB already, and this is a problematic issue e.g. for backups
>because the database also changes all the time.

About size this is not true. .thumbnail is bigger than digiKam DB...

>It's also a problem on network drives.

Why ? .thumbnail cannot manage removable media as network and usb drives.

>Alternatively give users the option to use KDE's .thumbnail folder instead,
>which is there anyway.

This option exist in cmake compilation setup :


But .thumbnail way is not a solution to fix size amount used by thumbs : It use
PNG image (LZW compression). digiKam DB use PGF which use wavelets compression.
There is a ratio of 2~3 between.

Gilles Caulier

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