[Digikam-users] Import of many photos

Boudewijn wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 30 00:16:06 GMT 2014

On Friday 28 November 2014 22:53:42 Anders Lund wrote:
> Fredag den 28. november 2014 22:18:52 skrev Anders Lund:
> > Today i try to import directries of 1000 cr2 files one at a time. Digikam
> > imported the 1000 photos, and then froze. IÍ„'m waiting in the hope that
> > sometime it will be done, but I have MANY directories of 1000 photos to
> > import. Feels buggy.
> After several minutes (more than 15) digikam unfroze again. Whatever it does
> in that time, freezing the ui is not smart.
> 1000 photos is not that much!

I have no answer/solution, but perhaps it helps. My PC becomes very busy when 
dropping many photos in Digikam or updating tags (I write the tags to the 
image file, not database only, so date modified changes). In my case it is 
minidlna, that scans the directories on change and imports the images (or 
reimports, in case of tags updated). It makes DK close to freezing as well. I 
always thought minidlna to be the culprit; if I disable it for a while DK will 
freeze for a shorter while. 

Could there be a backgroundprocess in your case that gives your system a hard 
time while importing photos? 

Best regards,


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