[KPhotoAlbum] Thumbnails and Images not always correct in Version 4.1.1

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Thu Mar 10 18:06:27 GMT 2011

Hi there!

Just a short answer, someone will probably help you more who know better..

a) did you really _delete_ the database or just move it to somewhere else? I
don't think there was a need to delete. You might want to check if there are
automatic backups of the database still in the root folder
b) To flush all thumbs in the system, go to .thumbnails folder and delete
(or move..) the content. I think also in 4.1.1 the thumbs are stored in
separate folder, .thumbnails/kphotoalbum
c) To regenerate thumbs in KPA, I think there's an menu item something like
'generate thumbnails'? Not sure.

Good luck!


On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Murray Strome <wmstrome at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have noticed a problem with Version 4.1.1 in Kubuntu 10.04 with some
> images.
> I have edited a few of the images with the GIMP Photo Editor. Their
> thumbnails in KPA are still those of the original photos, not the changed
> version. If I click on the thumbnail, the image displayed is the edited
> (changed) version. However, for those images that were rotated using GIMP,
> the thumbnail has the correct orientation (but not the other changes made),
> but when I click on the thumbnail, the image has an incorrect orientation.
> I tried moving some of the affected images out of the directory tree, then
> moving them back. Now, they are not even detected by KPA, even after I
> rescan for images and videos and/or Redisplay, and also after restarting
> KPA.
> Since I had not annotated very many photographs (I have over 6,000 photos),
> I decided to delete the .xml files in the parent directory and then restart
> KPA. Of course, it took a very long time to load the information.
> When I was all done, the thumbnails of the affected images are back but
> they are still those of the original, unedited ones, and now with the
> original (incorrect) orientation. When I click on the thumbnail now,
> however, the image which comes up in the viewer is the edited one with the
> correct orientation.
> In the Konqueror, Nautilus or Dolphin file browsers (with the appropriate
> view mode), the thumbnails are all correct (edited, correct orientation), as
> is the case with other viewers such as Gwenview or Okular.
> I wonder from where KPA is getting those original thumbnails, and what I
> must do to see the correct ones.
> Any suggestions? Would it help to send someone a screen shot of the
> thumbnails as seen in KPA and one of the file browsers? Any other
> information I could include to help?
> I really don't know if this is a bug, or just something that I am doing
> incorrectly.
> Thanks for any help.
> Murray
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