[Digikam-users] Import of many photos

Anders Lund anders at alweb.dk
Sun Nov 30 00:32:38 GMT 2014

Søndag den 30. november 2014 01:16:06 skrev Boudewijn:
> 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. Ḯ'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?

I thought about the face detection or something like that could slow things 
down. There appears to be quite a lot of things going on that freezes the gui 
even after the notification that the import is done.

Digikam says just autorotating, but in my case few images actually need to be 
rotated, even if they are all tested.

Nothing special should be happening. During most of the time after the images 
are imported, the KDE process table shows digikam using 2-3%CPU. During the 
import 25% - using one core, I guess.


> Best regards,
> Boudewijn
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