Re: Speeding up thumbnail generation (like multi threaded). Thoughts please.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 3:51 PM, <jcupitt gmail com> wrote:
> 2009/8/28 Mark <markg85 gmail com>:
>> static GdkPixbuf *
>> scale_pixbuf_preserve_aspect_ratio (GdkPixbuf *pixbuf,
>>                                    gint size,
>>                                    GdkInterpType interp)
> One more idea: this will be very slow for JPEGs (your use case, I think).
> It will decode the whole file, then shrink. libjpeg supports
> shrink-on-load where it only decompresses enough of the file to be
> able to supply pixels at a certain size. In particular, libjpeg can do
> a very quick load-at-1/8th-size read where it just decompresses enough
> to be able to get the DC component of each 8x8 block. If you use
> libjpeg like this you can expect around a 100x speedup of the
> decompress step.
> I have some code that does this lying around, I'll try to clean it up
> and post it next week so you can test it. Or maybe glib does this
> already? I know imagemagick uses this trick for it's thumbnailing (if
> it didn't it'd be far slower than glib, heh).
> John

Feel free to supply the code needed for that.
However in my benchmarks GraphicsMagick was a clear loser compared to
glib and to my understanding graphics magick is several times
__faster__ then imagemagick. I could be wrong.

And anyone that could try to answer the questions i have in my
previous (3!) mails? and am i doing things right now or am i messing
things up big time?

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