On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, David Bonnell wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Ewald R. de Wit wrote:
> > Anyway, today I went over the Gimp sources and noticed how complicated
> > the tile architecture makes things and I couldn't help wondering why
> > the heck it was put in. All it seems to do is to give you an order of
> > magnitude slower speed when dealing with large images. And large
> > images were supposed to be the very reason for a tiling architecture.
> > 
> I'm afraid I have to agree with you on the performance WRT large images.
> I tried editing a couple of large images yesterday (10MB/600dpi) and it
> was painfully slow (Dual 300MHz PII, 128MB RAM).  I've got a 20MB/1200dpi
> one I want to edit and I'm not looking forward to it!

Hmm. Are you setting the tile cache size to something reasonable? It will
definitely suck with the default 10mb tile cache...

Andrew Kieschnick

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