[Digikam-users] Can I make re-read of albums a bit faster?

Peter Mc Donough mcd-mail-lists at gmx.net
Fri Dec 27 19:56:33 GMT 2013

Am 27.12.2013 19:44, schrieb Daniel Bauer:
> Hello,
> I had to reorganize some albums. Because of digikams - pardon! -
> disastrous folder-tree gui *2) I had to do that that outside of digikam
> while digikam was closed.
> When I reopened digikam, of course the new tree-organisation was not
> represented. So I selected the sub-folder that now contains the recently
> moved sub-sub-folders *1) and pressed F5 to rebuild the tree.
> Now it shows me 80% in the progress bar, it took alt least half an hour
> from 79%.... I guess in 2017 or 2018 it will be finished but I cannot
> wait that long ;-) , so I ask:

This is Murphy's Law of Computing.

If you do something for the first time on your computer, it is very
likely that:

a) it may not work as expected, if it works at all,
b) if it works, it will take much longer than expected,
c) more urgent work will become impossible while your new work is
running for the first time on your computer.

There are some settings in Digikam 3.5/Linux (German version -
Extras/Wartung, which should be extras/maintenance in English) which
influence the processing speed of database operations.
My experience: pick only the setting which are really relevant at that time.


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