[Digikam-users] digikam 1.2.0 slows down

Daniel Bauer linux at daniel-bauer.com
Sun Jul 25 11:47:12 CEST 2010

On Saturday 24 July 2010 16.31:40, Dr. Martin Senftleben wrote:
> Hi,
> Am 24.07.2010 14:24, schrieb Sven Burmeister:
> > Am Freitag, 23. Juli 2010, 10:19:27 schrieb Dr. Martin Senftleben:
> >> After having gone through about 100 images in this manner, I find that
> >> digikam slows down quite a bit, up to the point that I have to wait for
> >> a minute for changes to apply to the image I'm just working on. After a
> >> restart, everything is fine again, changes are applied instantaneously.
> >> Is there a way to bypass the need to restart digikam? Is this a known
> >> problem that has been solved in 1.3?
> > 
> > If you move/rename folders and pictures it could be related to
> > https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=242816
> No, I wasn't moving or renaming any folders, I was only moving images
> from within digkam from one folder (album) to another. It doesn't look
> like the same or similar problem.
> Martin

I experience same behaviour with digiKam Version 1.3.0, KDE 4.4.5 on openSuse 

I do a selection from a series, move this selection to another folder. Go to 
another folder, do a selection, move this to another folder. Go to another 
folder, select 50 images, delete them (move to trash)...

Now it takes very long to move oder delete further images, or to show the 
thumbs of another thumb, or to open an image in the editor.

Just closing/reopening digikam doesn't help al lot. I have to wait until all 
processes of digikam have finished (they don't finish immediately after 
closing the app). In my opinion there is no difference, whether I just wait a 
while until digikam "gets normal" again or if I close/reopen digikam.

I guess it is a problem of the database. I use the standard database (not 

However I am already used to it. Also, I have a slow computer anyway...


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