[Digikam-users] lots of photos and startup time

Andi Clemens andi.clemens at gmx.net
Sat Jul 11 21:20:39 BST 2009

For all of you with long startup times:
You might want to try to defrag the folder where your images are located.
There are some filesystem independent tools (defrag, shake, fidefrag...).

If you do so, please report back to the mailinglist.


On Tuesday 07 July 2009 11:37:54 Jacek Poplawski wrote:
> 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?

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