A Standard for Thumbnailers

Benedikt Meurer benny at xfce.org
Tue Jan 9 13:34:44 PST 2007

Erlend Davidson wrote:
>> Windows Explorer was noticeably faster than Thunar and Nautilus. I've
>> tested that some time ago with a large image folder (don't remember the
>> numbers).
>> But this is definitely not a problem with launching a separate
>> application, since both Thunar and Nautilus handle JPEG thumbnailing
>> internally. Maybe it's libjpeg being slower than the Windows equivalent.
> Can you try convert (i.e. imlib) against libjpeg?
> ImageMagick does seem to be very quick.

Imlib uses libjpeg.

BTW: I fail to see the problem here. How often do people regenerate
thumbnails that +1 or 2 seconds for 40 JPEGs makes a difference?


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