I find that Darktable is a bit slow and laggy when tagging images and setting star ratings or color labels.
I’m using keyboard shortcuts to do this, and I’ve tried to work on local copies too; usually my raws sit on an external hd, but as a test I decided to move a set of photos on the internal ssd to see if this could help. I understand that all these actions (tagging, rating, etc) work on the sidecar files – or is it on
library.db? Anyway, I’m not seeing any major differences also when working on local copies.
I’ll add that the machine in use should be powerful enough for this (dell xps15 with core email@example.comGhz, geforce gtx, 16 Gb of ram, 500gb of ssd, running Ubuntu 18.10).
Thanks in advance for comments and or suggestions.
edit maybe I should also mention that I have ~42600 images in my library, and I have a loose organization of these images in only a few main folders. So for example I have 2 folders (“personal”, “travel”) with around ~16k and ~12k images in them, all stored on an external drive.