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schmeeve
Frequently need to tag several hundred (maybe 1000+) photos at once after a day of shooting. I'll unload these from the card to disk, tag, and finally load them into Aperture.

Cleared out all files and GPX tracks, load one track from GPS (QSTARZ Q-1000XT), admittedly prob thousands of points.

If I attempt anything other than adding <100 files at a time, there's *extremely* long pauses, beach balls, and the application becomes unresponsive at it's attempting to tag the photos. (Canon CR2.) Eventually it will finish, but I seem to remember this not being such an issue in the past (<3.0)

Anyone else, suggestions?

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houdah
Hi!

Which part of the process is slow?
Is it the actual writing (export) of the tags?

What model Mac do you have?

HoudahGeo tries to optimize performance by running several tasks simultaneously. There were however situations where it could start too many, causing each to wait on a shared resource. E.g. the hard disk drive. The number of tasks HoudahGeo runs is mostly determined by the number of available CPU cores. There is a chance that Macs with many CPUs still see the problem over HoudahGeo starting too many things at a time.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
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schmeeve
It's merely adding files to the batch list. Since the tracks are already loaded in, it adds the files to the batch then goes into "Wrapping up" where it will sit for a very long time. So, no, it's not writing out the tags at this point.

Machine is a MBP 8,2 16GB 4-core i7 with an SSD, so not slow. It grinds on my 12-core Mac Pro too. I only have Canons and always shoot raw, so I haven't tested anything else besides CR2's.

Thanks!
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gloubibou
Hi!

Could you please give this version of HoudahGeo a try:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2381634/HoudahGeo/HoudahGeo3.5.6.zip

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l
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schmeeve
Thanks Pierre! It's about the same.

On my Mac Pro, I see the "Geocoding XXX" message and progress bar (on the MBP it doesn't seem to show this, oddly.)  I took 964 images (half JPG, half CR2) all with no geo data and it took about 45 minutes to tag all. One core was pegged the entire time. Is this "normal" speed?

Don't see anything in the console. Any logging that can be enabled to watch the activity in more detail?

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gloubibou
Hi!

When you load images into a HoudahGeo project, HoudahGeo needs to read in metadata like timestamp and existing GPS tags.

If there already are track logs in the project file, HoudahGeo will proceed to geocoding the images. I am guessing you did not have track logs in the project on your MBP.

900 images is quite a lot. 45 still is way too long.

Earlier today I tested with 100 CR2 files on a Core i5 MacBook Pro.
Took 25 seconds to load the images.

I did not have track logs to match those images. So I only timed the image loading process.

Which progress messages do you see sticking around?

Could you try the following:
- Launch /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app
- Select the HoudahGeo process that seems to be stuck
- Press the "Sample Process" button
- Send me the text output from that command

This shows my what HoudahGeo was up to

Best,
Pierre Bernard

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schmeeve
Here's a sample:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/3qfcpyhjy07idxm/_hCcySuuw1/Sample%20of%20HoudahGeo.txt?token_hash=AAFY9hD2eMX1TqnYGZDhj7epFqUS6mu3Z5ChhfTGdB_owg&dl=1

Hope it helps. Yeah, 900's a lot, but not uncommon for something like out shooting a street festival. 

Thank you!
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houdah
Hi!

I have a new build of HoudahGeo 3.5.6. This fixes an issue revealed by the sample you sent. HoudahGeo was doing an expensive computation repeatedly rather than holding onto to the result.

You will find this new version at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2381634/HoudahGeo/HoudahGeo3.5.6.zip
That's the same link as before. The new build number is 6449.

I unfortunately doubt this will be enough to get acceptable performance. Something must be special about your data set. I have made several test runs today. On a MacBook Pro I was able to geocode 1000 images in 1 minute. On a MacBook Pro Retina I processed 300 images in 15 seconds. (This is the time the "geocode using GPS data" process takes. Loading and exporting images comes in addition to these times.)

Could you upload or email me your HoudahGeo project file? I need the file with the tracks and images loaded. I do not need the actual images.
This is enough to do "dry runs": compute geotags from the images' timestamps and loaded track logs.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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schmeeve
I'll give the new build a shot, meanwhile here's the hgeo file:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/656249/HoudahGeo/houdahgeo.hgeo

Thanks for all your help -- hope it's just not me doing something stupid. :-)

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houdah
Good news: HoudahGeo 3.5.6 works much faster through your project than 3.5.5

Actually 3.5.6 already completed geocoding 3 times. 3.5.5 is still at it.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.
Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
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schmeeve
Yes, yes, yes, this time 964 images only took a few minutes -- night and day!

Thanks for the great product and the really awesome response!

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