[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 11:41:03 BST 2009

2009/7/7 Jacek Poplawski <jacekpoplawski at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> I use Digikam to organize my photo collection and manage all the photos, the
> main problem is startup time. I have more than 20.000 photos on disk. Well
> in fact I have even more if I include archives from last years. But I put
> only these 20.000 in Digikam collections.
> When I start Digikam it takes _minutes_, if I just want to find one single
> photo I need to wait few minutes first. Or use different application like
> geeqie (I store photos as RAW files, but geeqie knows how to show them).
> I disabled checking for new files at startup but still it takes lots of time
> to just read the database.
> Picasa doesn't have this problem.
> Is it a bug? Should I just put less files in Digikam collections and
> organize them by file manager instead Digikam?

There is already a thread in this room about this subject and an entry
in bugzilla...

Gilles Caulier

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