[Digikam-users] showfoto and imageeditor jpeg loading

Hubert Figuiere hubertf at xandros.com
Tue Oct 17 20:25:25 BST 2006

Debajyoti Bera wrote:
>> What CPU and memory do you have?
>> 10 seconds for a JPEG sounds really long.
> 384MB / 2GHz celeron / running mandriva-2007 / xfs on all relevant partitions.
> I noticed something else. There is a _huge_ amount of disk access during that 
> few seconds loading time. I have the store all metadata in image _and_ 
> database option checked. The images are not large - max 1.5MB.
> Also its not the images or machine. Because, showfoto doesnt take that long or 
> doesnt cause that much disk access.

384MB? Wow.
What matters is not the size of the JPEG file but the real size of the
image. h * w * bit-depth. Something like a 4MPix image require 4 * 4 =
16 MB..

I would guess that your machin is way too much swapping.


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