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Re: Nautilus + TIF file = memory insanity


> > The images size (not file size) is huge:
> >
> > mustang:~/downloads> identify sfstreets.tif
> > sfstreets.tif TIFF 11248x14484+0+0 PseudoClass 2c 8-bit 209.4kb 1.570u 0:02
> >
> > That's like 164 times the area (in square pixels) of my monitor!
> >
> > I have no idea how to make those programs more efficient.  Can you
> > make do with a scaled down image?  I scaled it down to 20% in the
> > gimp and it is very readable at 2250x2897.  I guess it depends on your
> > application as to whether this is acceptable.
> >
> > With the scaled down image, things open up just fine and use a lot
> > less memory.
> >
> > -David
> Ok I see that the image area is large, but the file is only 200k.  It
> would be a nice enhancement if Nautilus could cancel the preview if the
> image size is larger than (x).  The current 3Mb file size option doesn't
> seem to catch this case.
> In the meanwhile I'll have to turn thumbnail previewing off, since I am
> not supposed to modify the images.

i'd goto http://bugzilla.gnome.org/simple-bug-guide.cgi and file this as a bug.
i think you came across a case that the developers probably did not forsee.
this should be resolved at some point to avoid the nasty memory usage.

mark. :-)

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