Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

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Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby flips » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:35 pm

Hi! Running 0.86 on macOS 10.12.6, quite new i5, 8 GB RAM, SSD drive.

I'm organizing quite a lot of photos in batches.

If I enter a directory with 400+ photos, XnViewMP uses quite a while just processing it.
Then when I do select all and change/remove/add categories, it's left working for quite a while, seemingly unresponsive. (Shown as "Not responding in Activity Monitor".)

This is not unexpected and probably quite OK.

My question is:
Is there a rule of thumb/recommendation of max number of JPEGs (3264x2448 pixels) per folder? :?: :D

So far I've a few folders with 300-650 photos in each.
(Oh, and some of the photos are on a CIFS/SMB share.) :o 8)
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby xnview » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:42 am

flips wrote:If I enter a directory with 400+ photos, XnViewMP uses quite a while just processing it.
Then when I do select all and change/remove/add categories, it's left working for quite a while, seemingly unresponsive. (Shown as "Not responding in Activity Monitor".)

Your pictures are in jpeg? Are you saving categories in XMP metadata?
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby flips » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:40 pm

xnview wrote:Your pictures are in jpeg? Are you saving categories in XMP metadata?


Yes, JPEG's, storing categories in XMP, not sidecar files. :)
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby xnview » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:41 am

so when changing categories, i need to edit the metadata of all your files, this can take long for many files
how long is it?
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby flips » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:56 pm

xnview wrote:so when changing categories, i need to edit the metadata of all your files, this can take long for many files
how long is it?


I think it froze/worked for 2-4 minutes when there was about 500 files to process.

I was thinking maybe there's a rule of thumb/recommendation for files per directory ... :?: :)
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby xnview » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:53 pm

flips wrote:I was thinking maybe there's a rule of thumb/recommendation for files per directory ... :?: :)

The number of files per directory is not the problem, the problem is the number of files that you want to update by changing categories/rating/...
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby flips » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:07 pm

Makes sense ... so I should limit that to batches of ~50 files?
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby xnview » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:36 am

flips wrote:Makes sense ... so I should limit that to batches of ~50 files?

yes better
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Re: Indexing, tagging and CPU/MEM usage question

Postby flips » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:52 pm

I think I'll split each dir into Months as well as Year, and it'll be ~50 in each ... :)
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