[Digikam-users] digiKam is slow

David Talmage talmage at onespeeddave.com
Fri Sep 28 15:55:07 BST 2012

I'm running digiKam 2.5.0 on an up-to-date KUbuntu 12.04 laptop. For a while, 
digiKam has been very slow.  I need help making it more responsive. Since I 
haven't seen many complaints recently on this list, I have to assume that it's 
something I've done.  What options can I enable or disable to improve 
digiKam's performance?

Here are examples of how slow it is. When selecting an album, displaying 
thumbnails, selecting a picture, selecting a single new tag, or changing the 
icon of a tag, it takes many seconds before the UI responds to me again. Any 
operation requires over 90% of a CPU for several seconds.  I haven't minded so 
much but now I have about a new hundred photos to tag.  My beard could grow 
to my knees before digiKam let me finish the job. :-(

I found one suggestion that digiKam is slow with icons in tags 
td4657550.html).  I have icons in my tags.  I have hundreds of tags.

David Talmage

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