Chapter 7. Configuring KimDaBa

Selecting Settings|Configure KimDaBa.. from the menu bar will bring up the options dialog. This chapter will tell you about the configuration option available there.

General Options

In Figure 7.1 you can see the configuration page for general options, below each item will be explained.

Figure 7.1. General Options

Thumbnail size

This options specifies the size of the thumbnails in the thumbnail overview (see Chapter 4). The size is the maximum width and height allowed, while maintaining the image ratio.

Trust time stamp on new files

When KimDaBa starts up, it will search for images in its directory. When finding new images it may choose to set the date for the images to the date of the files. This is of course only useful if the images comes from a digital camera that stores the files with appropriate file date (in contrast to scanning paper images in).

Maximum images per page

If you show thumbnails with size 128, then each thumbnail will in memory occupy 128 x 128 x 4byte = 64 Kb. If the thumbnail view was to show 2000 images, then you would need 2000 * 64k = 125 Mb, just to show the overview. If this math do not scare you, try with 20.000 images. Besides showing that many images isn't really gonna help you, as you will not easily be able to get an overview of say 2000 images. Therefore you can specify how many images to show per page.

Auto save

KimDaBa will auto save as often as you specify here.

Viewer size

Here you specify the initial size for the viewer (see Chapter 5). When storing this value, KimDaBa will record your screen resolution, so that you can have a different value on a laptop with a small display, compared to on a desktop system with larger monitor.