[KPhotoAlbum] Rebuilding thumbnails is not an exercise for the faint of heart

Johannes Zarl-Zierl johannes at zarl-zierl.at
Sun May 20 17:48:59 BST 2018

Am Samstag, 19. Mai 2018, 20:05:14 CEST schrieb Robert Krawitz:
> >  - generate thumbnails for a list of image files or a directory
> What would this use case be?

You can generate thumbnails from a cron-job or from an import script. In an NFS setting, you 
could possibly do that even on the server, where running a gui program is usually not much 
of an option.

> >  - (maybe) import or export freedesktop.org-style thumbnails
> That would be very useful for some people.
> > That program is not a terribly big effort to write, but I'm currently
> > barely able to keep up with answering my emails ;-)
> One thing that might help, but it would absolutely need back
> compatibility support (or a utility to do the conversion) would be to
> store the pathname along with the JPEG in the thumbnail file, so it
> would be possible to read the thumbnails even if the thumbnail index
> file is corrupted.

I'll keep that in mind...


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