[Digikam-users] automatic thumbnail generation

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sun May 18 17:54:29 BST 2008

2008/5/18 Arnd Baecker <arnd.baecker at web.de>:
> Hi Michael,
> On Sun, 18 May 2008, Mickey wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I'm using digikam since serveral weeks and I quite enjoy it ;-)
>> But one thing annoys me a bit, after adding several new RAW (pef) images
>> to the database, digikam doesn't generate the thumbnails for the
>> complete folder on the fly, but only for the part of the folder which is
>> shown... so I have to scroll the folder in thumbnailview very slowly to
>> have all the thumbnails generated... after that everything works fine...
>> Is there a way to generate all thumbnails for the new images in background?
> This is currently not possible, see:
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137320
> and also
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138927
>> Another small problem, is there a way to assign a shortcut to "open
>> with... (and then a programm)"?
> I would love that too, but it is not implemented.
> Sounds like an extension of:
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150471
> to me.

But you can use 'Tools/Rebuild all Thumbnails' for the whole collection.

> Gilles, would it be possible to assign short-cuts
> to dynamically generated menu-entries, as the one
> for "Open with"?

No. it's not an action registered to ActionCollection object. action
is create dynamically when pop-up menu is created


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