[Digikam-users] Digikam memory usage

Alberto Ferrante alberto.ferrante at tiscali.it
Sun Nov 13 20:11:37 GMT 2011

Thanks for your reply, Gilles.
I use version 2.3 (on Fedora 16, 64 bit). I now use MySQL as DB.

Is there any way (e.g. any setting) to improve memory consumption?

	Alberto Ferrante

> Which version you use ?
> Since 2.2.0 i work on import tool to limit memory consumption due
> to thumbnail processing. There is a cache interface now. Also,
> before this version, all thumbs from camera been processed. Now,
> only item displaed in icon view are processed on the fly.
> I recommend to use 2.3.0. There is a little bug in this cache
> interface which can crash digiKam with AVI file. Marcel has fixed
> it with 2.3.0 release.
> Best
> Gilles Caulier

On 11/13/2011 05:22 PM, Alberto Ferrante wrote:
> in the latest days I have tried to import my collection of photos
> into Digikam. Unfortunately I was not able: Digikam seems to
> require too much memory to import even not so big albums. For
> example, to import a folder with 3'000 picture Digikam used about
> 15GB of RAM (8 of RAM + swap). I was not able to import other
> larger folders (with more than 10Kphotos) as Digikam was terminated
> after having filled all the available memory (about 20GB). I do not
> want to criticize this software (that looks very promising), but I
> feel like a tool like this becomes really useful if you have a
> large collection of photos (and this is why I would like to use
> it!). Therefore, it should be designed to handle this situation.
> Probably the computations after the collection read should be split
> in small chunks to avoid this huge memory usage.

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