@Lucabeer That particular snapshot is just the proof that PL7 was closing the PL6 database!
The reason it was captured was because I had noticed the number of Reads executed just to select an image i.e. the figures vary but about 2,600 reads and 10,788,864 bytes read for a JPG and 4467 reads and 25,644,544 bytes read for a RAW.
The amount of data is probably correct for a JPG and a RW2 file, i.e.
but the number of ‘read’ operations detected by the monitoring software is rather large!?
@Egregius I had my PL4 database completely ignored when moving to PL5 but was able to recover the situation, one user lost all their ‘Projects’. In this case I am not sure how it happened because I would not select the PL6 database for PL7?
It seriously worries me that things that have been on the “wanted feature” list for years and others that are crying out for a product fix are just ignored! The PL7 release provides a ‘Delete’ function for a directory, which does delete everything by the way, but lost “asynchronous” indexing to be replaced by a command attached to the directory i.e.
This is badly constructed because it obscures the directory you are about to index, rename etc…
The indexing is now done while traversing the actual directories themselves rather than being initiated as a separate process with its own selection menu.
It lost its asynchronous behavior to be replaced with a process that must complete before the user can actually continue to use the product. How could such a feature change make it past any rational design review, surely someone must have spotted the obvious flaw and suggested just leave things as they are and use the development resources elsewhere.
There is scant development undertaken in the area of image housekeeping/husbandry and when it is it seems to go wrong or be badly designed/badly implemented.
For DxO that appears to be a correct assessment and that doesn’t auger well for the future.
However, I like the change to the menu extension for “local adjustments” but where is the “on/off” switch for each item.
Apparently no-one at DxO thought it a useful adjunct, i.e. to make the sub-menu structure follow the guidelines followed for the main menu structure!
I tried using another product the other day for correcting the thousands of old photos I am scanning and it provided no simple toggle to see the photo with or without a correction being applied, i.e. “is this better or is that better” and realized one simple DxPL feature I value a lot which is absent from the new local adjustments sub-menu.
PS:- and why has it taken since PhotoLab 1 to replace a system that was hard to see and hard to adjust (but certainly small)
with a system that makes the feature usable
but missing the “on/off” (per edit feature) toggle!