Managing your database
By default, thumbnails are cached in a database in order to speed up browsing.
You can disable this behavior (which takes some hard disk space) by going to
the Browser tab in the Options dialog.
If you enabled the thumbnail caching then you might want to optimize the database
from time to time. When you delete images, thumbnails are not explicitly removed
from the database so the space needed for the thumbnail is still occupied on
disk but cannot be reused. Running a database optimization will clean up the
database and remove all those not-needed-anymore thumbnails.
You can also completely wipe out the database. Of course, if you have not
disabled the thumbnail caching then cam2pc will immediately recreate the database
file to store new thumbnails. If you delete a database and have not disabled
the caching, then cam2pc will ask you if you want to disable it or not.
Feeding the database
Having all the thumbnails cached in the database speeds up considerably their update
in the Image Browser. But the database is only filled when you browse a folder in the
Image Browser. You can choose to feed the database by forcing it to find all the pictures
located in a folder and its subfolders automatically. Use the Catalog Images from the Tools
menu for this. Select a folder and click the Start button. All the images found in this folder
will be added to the database. Next time you access one of these images in the Image Browser,
then all the thumbnails and EXIF data (for the Details view) will be available much faster!