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 Post subject: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:08 pm 
I have been using Maptools for years and while I must say please give the option to go back to where it would save the previews once they loaded. Normally jump back and forth to different things and this drags things to a crawl. Even using windows explorer is not ideal as it takes up screen space that is at a premium.


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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:48 pm 
I have to agree with you. It was supposed to fix an issue with caching images shown in wrong folder and perhaps to free up some memory space. Clicking a new folder then going back would resolve it, but since the "fix" they no longer cache the thumbnails and it's a far bigger pain now. The easiest solution is to just use Windows Explorer to move images on to the map.

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:51 pm 
I haven't used this in the newer versions... but I thought that the size of the cached images was just increased?

What's the current behaviour? And in what version?

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:35 pm 
Correct, the image cache only cache's images under a certain size. This was and is the current logic but the size was increased. The window can view larger images now.

And really, it is ONLY caching the thumbnail so it doesn't have to redo that work. Obviously it is silly to store a 100x100 thumbnail for an Image that is 50x50.

Additionally, it has to search the cache dir and the image dir every... single...time. The more images in your cache dir the longer this takes so there is a point where to many files in your cache is a negative performance.

With that said, there was a bug with the status bar refreshing and counting that dir to often causing performance issues.

Without version info I can't tell you any more other than try throwing more memory or turning max memory off when you are prepping.

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:03 am 
I am using the latest version 1.4.1.8 and I have been playing online for 10 years now with a weekly game so I have a very large library of resources. I have a very robust system with plenty of memory so if there is a setting I can change to help matters that would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:02 am 
I can't find it right now... but wasn't there some issue with clearing the previous cache in order to get the new one to work properly?

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Images load slowly and dont save
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:12 am 
1.4.1.8 *should* have to cache update fix... Curious, how large is your cache? You can try clearing it and see it it helps.

@Fullbleed, yes, you can double-click the thumbtack on the status bar to 'clear the cache' (or the safe to clear asset cache).

Edit: I can't find the fix posted right now so maybe it's not? Before clearing your cache, if you want to install my nerps version and test and see if that clears the issue...(you can then uninstall/reinstall 1.4.1.8 to roll back).

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