File indexing: display progress % complete and estimate of remaining time

Rationale: File indexing can last for several hours, with no estimate for % complete and time left.

It took about 24 hours to index my 250K images.

Wow!!! Digital has so changed photography. In the days of film, that would have been over 4,100 rolls of 36 exposure 35mm film, or 25,000 rolls of 120 film for a 6x7 camera. How long do you think it would have taken to develop, print and catalogue that lot? :crazy_face:

and how much would you have paid for that?

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Hi there ! Could you vote for the % completed suggestion ?

I think I might have found a problem with indexing on a Mac. I gave up indexing around 10k photos after waiting more than 48 hours. However, I’ve indexed these same photos before, but recently moved them on to a new, faster external drive, although this time is taking way longer.
The new drive is fast, but extremely noisy when accessing the disk, so I notice when something is happening. I use multiple desktops on my Mac, and my habit is to set the indexing running and move to another desktop. Eventually I realised the drive was only operating at speed when I was on the active window of PL4 on the desktop it resides. Consequently, I think background processing is not happening.
Any other experience on this?
Either way, I support the need for information on the indexing.

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Could you click on the vote button ?

My CLIENTS used to pay for that.


Yes same here. I have asked a question in this post Indexing multiple folders - is it broken?

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