[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Tue Jul 7 11:44:49 BST 2009

The question is why it takes minutes?
I have a collection with over 200.000 images, it starts quite fast (ok KDE3 
version is faster, but still it takes only 10-20 seconds, depending on my 
system cache).

Which filesystem do you use (for images and the digikam database)?


On Tuesday 07 July 2009 12:41:03 Gilles Caulier wrote:
> 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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