Show number of photos in smart album

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Show number of photos in smart album

Postby tba » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:09 pm

Hi,

I might be missing something obvious, but is it possible to show the number of photos there is in a smart album like it's shown for normal albums? I spent the longest time thinking my filters wasn't working and that my smart albums was coming up empty... :)

Thanks,
Toby
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Re: Show number of photos in smart album

Postby John Doe » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:12 pm

Not possible yet, would be a nice feature though.
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Re: Show number of photos in smart album

Postby SFA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:05 am

tba wrote:Hi,

I might be missing something obvious, but is it possible to show the number of photos there is in a smart album like it's shown for normal albums? I spent the longest time thinking my filters wasn't working and that my smart albums was coming up empty... :)

Thanks,
Toby


A smart album can be updated constantly.

To be able to display a number instantly would required either constantly recalculation al of the smart albums or adding a count to the register and updating software to maintain the count. (Assuming this is not already done in the background).

Not impossible but it's all overhead and potentially quite resource intensive for anyone with a large number of Smart Albums.

Once you get used to the way it all works does knowing the connected number, second by second, of all your smart albums really really appear so important?

If it does, Create a Support Case with "Enhancement Request:..." in the title.

Phase will measure levels of interest and assess the degree of interest in such an idea from that input.


HTH.


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Re: Show number of photos in smart album

Postby tba » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:20 am

SFA wrote:
To be able to display a number instantly would required either constantly recalculation al of the smart albums or adding a count to the register and updating software to maintain the count. (Assuming this is not already done in the background).

Not impossible but it's all overhead and potentially quite resource intensive for anyone with a large number of Smart Albums.



The performance overhead of maintaining a count for a smart album should be negligible. The core operation is a signed integer add and subtract, which on any recent architecture has 1 CPU cycle latency. The actual updating of the albums are presumably done on a separate thread (with, say, a 10 Hz update frequency), so the CPU cost on the critical path will be minimal.

The main issue you should ever experience is if you have lots of smart albums (1000+) the counter in GUI might not be updated instantaneously.

SFA wrote:
Once you get used to the way it all works does knowing the connected number, second by second, of all your smart albums really really appear so important?



For me personally seeing a count is more important than having the albums appear to be empty.

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