Digicam taking 0 seconds to scan for duplicates

Jay jay at speedpost.net
Mon Aug 14 01:58:23 BST 2023

While I haven't ever looked for duplicates, I assumed that the find duplicates feature would scan the complete database looking for duplicate photos. In my mental  model of "find duplicates" there is plenty to compare. However, I can see how useful it would be to limit searches to subsets of the database.

Jay Rutherford

On Sun, Aug 13, 2023, at 10:44, Remco Viëtor wrote:
> On dimanche 13 août 2023 16:35:56 CEST Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> >   I downloaded Digicam 8 to deal with my vast number of duplicate pictures.
> > 
> > I've rebuilt the thumbnails and fingerprints several times - when I
> > click on "Find Duplicates" it tells me it's taken 0.00.00 to find no
> > duplicates. So it's not scanning the picture library at all.
> > 
> > This happens in both Tools-Find Duplicates and in the Duplicates-Find
> > Duplicates tab.
> > 
> > Is this a Bug?
> No idea, not enough information....
> Did you select one or more albums or tags to search for duplicates?
> Initially, for me, that view has *no* albums or tags selected, so there is 
> nothing to compare...
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