[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Jul 9 11:26:54 BST 2009

2009/7/9 Daniel Bauer <linux at daniel-bauer.com>:
> On Thursday 09 July 2009 10:37:13, Andi Clemens wrote:
>> ...
>> Daniel,
>> how many items  / images do you have in your database?
>> In my current test collection, I have 200.000, but my database is only
>> 180MB big.
>> Maybe yours is really corrupted (or has a lot of old entries, that you
>> might need to delete manually).
>> If you have less images, you could try to remove all entries from the table
>> "images" that have a status of 3 (deleted).
> Hi Andi,
> As I cleaned up my laptop last week there are now only the actual 9086 image
> files in digikam. The db file is 1.6 MB. But please keep in mind that I still
> use digikam 0.9.3.
> However, after a reboot, starting digikam takes 66 seconds until the splash
> screen appears and then another 10 seconds to appear the album.
> At home (with many, many more images) it takes much longer, so that I start it
> and then go and have a coffee. This applies only to the *first* start of
> digikam, later starts are much faster.
> I also have a kde4-digikam 0.10.0.The splash screen appeard immediately - and
> styed there for 28 Minutes untill  I killed the process, renamed digikam4.db
> and restartet 0.10.0.. It shows me that it imports/updates the database...
> After 21 minutes it's is finally here.... One reason I decided to stay with
> the old version....

28 mns !!! How many images ? Which file system ?


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