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Messages - Daan van Rooijen

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I have a folder which I work with regularly which has about 20,000 files.

That's almost certainly the cause of the delays. With so many files, the folder will be read very slowly due to limitations in Windows. However, once it has been read, it will be temporarily stored in Windows' internal disk cache and then it will load faster during that session, until you, or a background program, reads some differrent folders that will then be cached at the expense of your first folder.

I don't think there's much that you can do about this. Defragmenting that drive may help for a while. Also, I believe there are third party drive caching tools that cache your HDD to RAM or to SSD, but I have no experience with them.

As for SQLite3, it used to be slow in earlier versions of TP, but it should offer very good performance in the current version 10 sp2.

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It means that ThumbsPlus is reading the thumbnail records for that folder from its database, matching it to the image files on disk, and building the list so it can display it.

Things that may slow down the process include:

- When the folders and files are on a slow (network or external) drive
- When you have very large numbers of files or subfolders in a folder (e.g. 10,000)
- When you use Color Management in the thumbnail listing (Options | Preferences | tab:Thumbnail view | Enable Color Mgt and Options | Viewing | Color Management | Thumbnail View)
- When you display one or more User Fields in the thumbnail listing (press light bulb button above listing to select fields)

For many more suggestions see the ThumbsPlus Performance Hints on Cerious' website.

Anyway, rest assured that the program should (be able to) work much faster than you seem to be experiencing today.

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"Good cache!"  :)

In older versions the maximim value was 1,000 so I think you are right that 10,000 is a typo (or they forgot to adjust the value in the source code..?).

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Can't get video to work
« on: 2019-02-10 18:47:08 »
I bought a new computer so I had to reinstall Windows 10 and all programs including ThumbsPlus 10 Prof.. I also installed the K-Lite Code Pack as usual. But when I play a video I can only hear the sound. What could be the problem?

This type of problem can be quite complicated..  8)

ThumbsPlus uses Windows' 'Directshow' system to play videos. The Directshow system splits a video into a video stream and an audio stream, and it assigns a decoder (also called codec) to each stream. These codecs decode the video and audio streams and send the output to a player (like Mediaplayer or ThumbsPlus' player), which plays them to the screen and to the soundcard.

In this case, it looks like the video stream has been assigned to the wrong codec, or to a non-functional codec, and as a result you don't get proper video.

If you have installed K-Lite, I think your system uses FFDSHOW to configure how codecs are used (a shortcut to FFDSHOW may be in your Windows start menu). If so, you could first use a utility like G-Spot (http://gspot.headbands.com/) to find out how this video had been encoded, and then use the configuration tools from FFDSHOW* to configure which codec will decode that type of video. Encoding methods are identified by a four-character code named FOURCC (for more info see https://www.fourcc.org/identifier/).

(*: I think those tools are named VFW Configuration and Video Decoder configuration, but that information may be outdated.)

Personally, I've stopped messing with codecs and I use the VLC Mediaplayer almost exclusively. It has all the major codecs built-in, so it doesn't depend on Windows and third-party codecs.  In Windows, I have associated most video filetypes (avi, mp4, mpg, etc.) to VLC, and in ThumbsPlus, I simply press Shift-Enter to launch a video in VLC (pressing Enter would open it in TP's own player, but Shift-Enter will open it in the program that is associated to it in Windows). I've also made VLC an external program button in the toolbar, so I can also launch it with a mouse click.

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I see there is an option to move thumbnails to files, but is there an option/way to move the thumbs back into the DB.

I'm afraid there isn't (other than setting up a new database).

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I am finding that thumbnail loading is a bit slow and also when I scroll the thumbnails the display lags when scrolling in the foreward direction but not when scrolling in the backwards direction.

Some other things that you could try to speed up browsing your thumbnails:
  • Display no or just a few user fields in the thumbnail listing.
  • In Options | Preferences | Thumbnail view, Turn off color management (Options | Viewing | Color Management also has an on/off switch for the thumbnail view.. not sure if that's the same setting. I have both off, myself).
  • In Options | Preferences | Advanced, you can set a larger database buffer.



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Good to hear that you got it all working! Yes, TP has 25 years of development under the hood and thankfully it doesn't follow the 'minimalist' approach to interfaces and functionality that has been made popular by mobile apps.

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No way I can find to remap the fn Button [..]

Well, you could try Options | Customize | Keyboard | Category:Edit

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Yes, I do have the 'tagged' icon on my thumbnails of tagged images. My thumbnails are 160x160 on an 1600x1200 screen.
When I click the lightbulb button above the thumbnail listing, I have the top five items as well as the bottom two items in the left column selected for display.

Do the other thumbnail decorations (for metadata, outdated thumbnails, etc) not show either on your system?

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Go to Options | Preferences | Thumbnail View and enable Decorations (5th option on the right). That should again make tags visible in the thumbnail listing.

INS / CTRL-INS is what I use to Tag / Untag files.. I don't think the older shortcuts still work.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Searching EXIF data
« on: 2019-01-24 19:55:48 »
I am trying to search for photos by EXIF data. Such as showing all pictures where the flash fired. I can't seem to find where I would conduct this search.

The Search function (Edit | Find) doesn't operate on your image files, but on the database. This is because opening each and every file to check its metadata would be slow, and it wouldn't work at all with files that are stored offline.

So, for this to work, the metadata that you're looking for must be present in the database. You can get it there by creating user fields in your database (Database | Setup User Fields) that have exactly the same names as the metadata fields that you want to incorporate. That will cause TP, when it thumbnails a file and finds metadata, to copy the values to the same-named user fields in the database (provided that under Options | Preferences | Metadata, you have activated 'Automatically Populate User Fields From Metadata').

As to those metadata and user field names, here is an old list for the most popular EXIF and IPTC fields (I'm not sure if some or all of those have changed in recent versions of TP. In your TP10 program folder, there's a Data subfolder which contains files named xmpnames.dat and xmpvalues.dat which may contain different names - I didn't check).

EXIF
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AFFocusPos
AFPoint
AFPoint2
Aperture
AuxLens
BitsPerSample
Brightness
BurstSeq
CFAPattern
CanonISO
CanonMeterMode
ColorMode
Colorspace
CompPixelSize
ComponentConfig
Compression
Contrast
Copyright
DateTimeDig
DateTimeMod
DateTimeOrig
DigitalZoom
Distance
DriveMode
EasyMode
ExifHeight
ExifInteropOfs
EXIFVersion
ExifWidth
ExposeMode
ExposureBias
ExposureIdx
ExposureProg
ExposureTime
FLLong
FLShort
FLUnit
FStop
FileSource
FirmwareVer
Flash
FlashActivity
FlashBias
FlashDetails
FlashMode
FlashPixVersion
FlashSetting
FocalLength
FocalResUnit
FocalXRes
FocalYRes
FocusMode
FocusType
FreqResponse
G1FocusMode
ISOSelection
ISOSpeed
ImageAdj
ImageDescr
ImageHeight
ImageNumber
ImageSize
ImageWidth
JpegFormat
JpegFormatLen
JpegProc
LightSource
Macro
Make
MakerNote
ManFocusDist
MaxAperture
MeteringMode
Model
NikonISO
OECF
Orientation
OwnerName
PixelComponents
PlanarConfig
Quality
RefBlackWhite
ResolutionUnit
SamplesPerPixel
Saturation
SceneType
SelfTimer
SensingMeth
SerialNumber
Sharpening
Sharpness
ShutterSpeed
SpectralSens
SubjectLoc
UserComment
Version
WhiteBalance
XResolution
YCbCrPosition
YCbCrSubSample
YResolution

IPTC
====
AudioDuration
AudioOutCue
AudioSampRate
AudioSampRes
AudioType
ByLine
ByLineTitle
Caption
Category
City
Contact
Copyright
Country
Credit
DateCreated
EditStatus
ExpireDate
ExpireTime
FixtureId
Headline
ImageType
Keyword
LanguageId
ObjectCycle
ObjectName
OrigProgram
OrigTransRef
PriLocationCode
ProgramVersion
ProvinceState
RecordVersion
ReleaseDate
ReleaseTime
Source
SpecialInstr
Sublocation
SuppCategory
TimeCreated
Urgency
Writer



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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Cannot open gif files
« on: 2019-01-24 19:21:25 »
I'm running ThumbsPlus Pro 10 SP2[4015] on Windows 10 and when I double click on the thumbnail of a .gif file, nothing happens.

Do other file types (jpg, etc) work as expected? Do you actually mean that 'nothing' happens, or do you still get an error message, a flashing view window or something else?

When you right-click on the thumbnail of a GIF file and choose 'Configure File Type', does the 'Load File Using' setting say 'Internal'? (it usually should). There are some GIF-specific settings under Options | File Loading | GIF, but I'm not sure if any of those could explain your problem viewing them. Have you tried multiple GIFs from multiple sources?

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What is the location and the type of medium of the files that you were expecting to see thumbnails of?

If you are using the right database, the thumbnails must still be in it. If they don't appear when you browse to the desired location, they should still show elsewhere in a grayed-out drive/path in the tree (but careful: If Options | Preferences | Thumbnails | 'Auto Remove Orphans' is on, they will be removed when you try to view them).

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I am assuming geotagging means taking the gps out of the image metadata

No, in contrary - it means adding the geographical coordinates of where the photo was taken to its metadata.

Some cameras (and many smartphones) do this automatically. Many others don't, and then you have to use a smartphone app or a dedicated GPS logging device to keep track of your location while you shoot images. The geotagging program can then use that data to geotag your image files.

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Hummm .. what program should I look into to get this ability.

Google will show many suggestions.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: email problem - locks up
« on: 2019-01-13 19:38:29 »
Have you tried setting Options | Preferences | E-mail to 'Current default email program'? It shouldn't make a difference, but it might.

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Trying to open a 1.5GB png file. What parameter needs to be changed in advanced preferences to open such a file?

I don't think anything in the Avanced preferences will really help. However, try turning off 'undo' in Options | Viewing | Editing and that might save a bunch of memory.

What are the actual pixel dimensions and bitdepth of the image? Multiply those figures and you will know how much memory is required. 1.5 GB does sound excessively large though, especially if that's a compressed file.

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