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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications

Posted Apr 20, 2005 3:22 UTC (Wed) by kleptog (subscriber, #1183)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications by pizza
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications

I must agree BINS doesn't scale brilliantly, I only have a bit over 1000 images in it and it does take a little while to regenerate the images. Fortunatly it doesn't rescale/reorientate the images more than once so if you run it often enough it's not too bad.

I do think it could be made smarter, like skipping whole directories if they havn't changed but as it is it doesn't maintain enough metadata. I might patch it if it gets on my nerves... If I'm moving directories around I tend to move them in the output directory too to avoid the rescaling.


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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications

Posted Apr 20, 2005 14:25 UTC (Wed) by pizza (subscriber, #46) [Link]

Even barring keeping additional metadata, there are many, many enhancements that can be done to speed it up. Least of which is "if the jpeg file is older than the XML file, the odds are you don't need to re-parse the EXIF data." This change alone would speed things up considerably. I started to add it in, but as I mentioned before... I think I'd rather give myself a frontal lobotomy with a rusty spoon then wade that deep into the code again.


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