[svlug] Photo sorting software
shaeffer at neuralscape.com
Thu Sep 7 10:54:01 PDT 2006
On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 05:29:06PM -0700, Joe Buck wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 05:14:09PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 05:05:29PM -0700, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> > > So, you are running an application (F-Spot) on a host system (presumably)
> > > running linux. And your data (the photos) exceeds the physical ram
> > > available on the host platform -- so the kernel starts paging.
> > I think the point is: when you say 'import all 2000 images' (something
> > I would assume an app like F-Spot is designed specifically for), that it
> > would NOT load all of them into RAM at once. ;^)
> To be clear: F-spot is designed to build a database of your images, so
> you can search for them later by date or keyword (from comments that you
> add, or information in the EXIF data, or the like).
Good points. As I said, I am not an advocate for F-Spot. (grins ;)
And I would agree: If I developed a photo processing application, I
would assume folks would have a lot of photos and thus be very
careful about application memory footprint.
The building of the database seems like a good design choice. They
apparently had some memory footprint issues -- something that could
surely be fixed in a later version. Did F-Spot perform well after
the database was generated? I mean, did it free up all the memory
after the fact?
Thanks for your comments.
Neuralscape, Palo Alto, Ca. 94306
shaeffer at neuralscape.com http://www.neuralscape.com
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