[KPhotoAlbum] KPhotoAlbum Crashes when viewing thumbnails

Murray Strome wmstrome at yahoo.com
Tue May 17 04:43:04 CEST 2011

Thank you for the replies. I don't really have the time now to try to trace or debug KPA. I have done the following:

I first moved about 2,000 photos from the directory upon which I am working.The problem still occurred. I then removed another 1,000 or so. Now it has been working without crashing for about 10 hours. I guess the next step is to start adding them back to see if I can narrow things down.


--- On Sat, 5/14/11, Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Miika Turkia <miika.turkia at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [KPhotoAlbum] KPhotoAlbum Crashes when viewing thumbnails
To: "Murray Strome" <wmstrome at yahoo.com>
Cc: kphotoalbum at kdab.com
Received: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11:20 PM

Are you using a self-compiled version from the svn (now git) or some 
pre-packaged version? IIRR a few issues similar to this have been fixed 
on the "development" version of KPA. At least some related exif information were fixed.

Running KPA with strace might show what file is being processed when KPA
 crashes. I have also made a patch to add debugging output (filename 
being processed) earlier to help in situation like this. Might be worth a


--- On Sat, 5/14/11, Joe <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:

From: Joe <josephj at main.nc.us>
Subject: Re: [KPhotoAlbum] KPhotoAlbum Crashes when viewing thumbnails
To: "Tim McCormack" <kpa at brainonfire.net>
Cc: kphotoalbum at kdab.com
Received: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 10:34 PM

On 05/14/2011 10:19 PM, Tim McCormack wrote:
> On 05/14/2011 03:19 PM, Murray Strome wrote:
>> I have close to 7,000 photos in the directory/subdirectories where
>> I am keeping the photos. Every time I start KPA with those photos, as soon as I
>> select "View Thumbnails", it crashes.
> Is there any criterion you can do a binary search by? E.g., search by
> Content=animals, check thumbnails. If KPA doesn't crash, add a tag. If it does
> crash, try as orthogonal a tag as you can, to try and narrow it down.
> I'm having trouble figuring out how to do a *real* binary search, since KPA
> isn't good at negative selection like Content != animal. For this I usually
> clear my Tokens, add token X to all Content=animal, then go back and select
> Tokens=None. Perhaps someone else can suggest a way of adding Tokens without
> going to thumbnail view?
> Anyway, filtering by folder might also be valuable.
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 of filtering, you could just copy a few of your pictures to another 
location on your disk and start up KPA pointing at that directory 
instead of your main one.
If that works, then you could gradually add more of your pictures to the new location or swap out one group for another.

 test like this isn't perfect because KPA will build a new database for 
these pictures without any of your tags, etc., but it still might tell 
you something about what's going on and only requires basic computer 
skills to do.

Doing this will not affect your current KPA 
database, so, when you point KPA back to it, all your tags, etc. will 
still be there.

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