@ralbrux & @LJC I wasn’t trying to dispute what happened to you but simply stating the results of a test I conducted after reading you posts and as you will see later in this post things went wrong!
@ralbrux I don’t agree that DxO leaving the old versions and their “detritus” is a problem except with respect to disk space! I currently have DxO OpticPro 11, PL3, PL4, PL5 and now PL6 installed and of those PL3 could/should be removed to save a little space. Once you are happy with an upgrade you can either remove the old database and software etc. after checking that the next release has successfully copied the previous release’s database or you have “imported” the old database using
Repeat of the bulk directory tests:-
I used PL550 and PL601 with empty databases to execute the load (discovery) from an alternative file source to the one used in my original post so we have
A directory containing multiple copies of the same images from a shoot where I left the “burst” mode set, some 6,900+ RAWs and 4,800+ JPGs.
I had already copied the bulk test data of 11,959 images to my Q: drive, an NVME mounted on a PCie card.
Both versions were set to locate their databases on the NVME drive, PL5 already was configured that way but, in the previous test I documented above, PL6db was located in the default location on a SATA SSD.
Here are the respective timing
I gave up on a conventional stopwatch and went for a PC package and still managed to miss some of the roll overs to the next 1,000 but …
PL6 offers a slight improvement even with the “clutter” of the PL5 database on the same drive!
During the image “discovery” process there were times when the DxPL read process stalled for a few seconds but never came to a complete halt, until all images had been read.
Re-discovering the images:-
I only did this for PL6 after navigating away to another directory and then back to the Bulk Test directory
After a restart of PL6
Locating selected images:-
This is an unscientific test but may have some value! I selected 6 images at “random” by scrolling through PL6 “Mega Bulk test-renamed 2” but then found no way to ‘Filter’ on those in PL6!?
So I went back through and discovered the selected items (still highlighted) and set the “Pick” flag on each of those images and then used the ‘Filter option’ on ‘Picked Images’ and instantly got
Photo Mechanic offers a ‘Selected’ filter and a ‘Tagged’ Filter and the ‘Tags’ in particular appear to have persistence, i.e. I am finding ‘Tagged’ images from old tests!? So it (PM rather than PM+) doesn’t have a database but it seems to have some persistence unless it is using image metadata?
Opening a selection of images or the entire directory:-
PM can offer a ‘selection’ of images or ‘Tagged’ images to DxPL (notwithstanding the current bug that means that when you get to the DxPL ‘Customize’ screen it is empty but the images are present in the ‘PhotoLibrary’ screen and flicking back to ‘Customize’ reveals them there)!
When working with Large directories it might be useful to be able to select images and “send” them to DxPL rather than read the entire directory every time, although I suspect that you are doing that already!
I do not use large directories (typically) so that my data is arranged as shown below, allowing me to use a DAM or not as I choose, i.e. I am not reliant on a particular piece of software to find my images but am free to do so and to effectively span all my smaller “silos” when retrieving particular locations (gardens visited), family members etc.
Now for the problems:-
Which have been moved to a new post at Win 10 DxPL6.0.1 Can't handle large directories - thumbnail refresh fails