I use a photo cataloging program called IDimager as a 'front end' for
Gimp.This program displays thumbnails of the complete directory (with
star ratings, etc.), and is a very convenient way of identifying photos.
Since changing to v2.4, a fresh instance of the Gimp is started for each
new photo that I open. Previously with v2.2x it was a dream.Once it had
opened Gimp for the first picture, from then on it quickly loaded new
photos into the existing instance of Gimp. Now that it opens a fresh
instance of Gimp for each photo, it is obviously slower and uses
excessive system resources.
The only change I have made is going from Gimpv2.2 to v2.4. IDimager
has not been updated. I did not configure v2.2 specially, but wonder if
there is a way to configure v2.4 to behave similarly.
Incidentally, another thumbnail viewer I have used is Faststone
thumbnail viewer. That opened a fresh instance of Gimp with v2.2 as well.
I would appreciate any help - even if it means using a different
Thanks for any help
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