[KPhotoAlbum] Thumbnails for images not on the disk disappear

Martin Höller martin at xss.co.at
Thu Oct 9 11:00:42 CEST 2008


On Thursday 09 October 2008 Jan Kundrát wrote:
> Martin Höller wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 October 2008 Jan Kundrát wrote:
> >> Baptiste MATHUS wrote:
> >>> To sum up, I don't think this is something that's managed by KPA.
> >>
> >> We do manage it ourselves (in fact, we don't delete any thumbnails,
> >> except when deleting original image files).
> >
> > Might this be the problem? Why do you delete thumbs?
>
> Because we remove the original file.

Deleting the original file is exactly what one does when he archives images, 
isn't it? And that's what the original problem is.

> > Other applications might eventually do them same.
>
> In the kde4 branch, we've switched to a new way of thumbnail storage;
> now we use another format, which is a bit more space hungry, but a lot
> faster.

I followed the discussion on this list about that some weeks ago but don't 
no details. Wasn't it  just about using a different format but still 
following the recommendations about storing thumbs in .thumbails?

- martin
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