A Standard for Thumbnailers

Steve Frécinaux nudrema at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 14:40:51 PST 2007

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Steve Frécinaux wrote:
>>> 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?
>> It's important because it gives an impression of slowness and
>> unresponsiveness. And you rarely generate them, but you import pictures
>> from digital cameras rather often.
> Here the I/O is definitely the limiting factor from my experience.
> Accessing data on digital cameras is very slow with the models I've tested.

By importing pictures I meant that the files are on disk when they are 
thumbnailed. They might even be in cache since they just got written.

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