darktable-generate-cache - update darktable's thumbnail cache

darktable-generate-cache [-h, --help; --version] [-m, --max-mip <0-7>] [--core <darktable options>]

darktable is a digital photography workflow application for Linux, Mac OS X and several other Unices. It's described further in darktable(1).

darktable-generate-cache updates darktable's thumbnail cache. You can start this program to generate all missing thumbnails in the background when your computer is idle.

All parameters are optional. If started without parameters darktable-generate-cache uses reasonable defaults.

Gives usage information and terminates.
Gives copyright and version information and terminates.
darktable can handle and store thumbnails with up to eight different resolution steps for each image. These parameters define which maximum resolution should be generated and default to a range of 0-2. There is normally no need to generate all possible resolutions here; missing ones will be automatically generated by darktable the moment they are needed. When asked to generate multiple resolutions at once, the lower-resolution images are quickly downsampled from the highest-resolution image.
Specifies the range of internal image IDs from the database to work on. If no range is given, darktable-generate-cache will process all images from the entire collection.
All command line parameters following --core are passed to the darktable core and handled as standard parameters. See darktable(1) for a detailed description of the options.


The principal developer of darktable is Johannes Hanika. The (hopefully) complete list of contributors to the project is:

* developers: Pascal Obry Roman Lebedev Aldric Renaudin

* translators: Victor Forsiuk Pascal Obry Jeronimo Pellegrini EdgarLux Martin Straeten Matjaž Jeran Kang-Wei Hsu Marko Vertainen Michel Leblond Ryo Shinozaki Serkan ÖNDER Besmir Godolja RIM bajdero Báthory Péter Fabio Sirna Mario Zimmermann Petr Stasiak Tianhao Chai luca mmardegan shinoryo Яна Тунгушпаева

* contributors (at least 4 commits): Hanno Schwalm Victor Forsiuk Mario Zimmermann Ralf Brown Miloš Komarčević Diederik ter Rahe Jeronimo Pellegrini EdgarLux Bill Ferguson Martin Straeten Kang-Wei Hsu Matjaž Jeran wpferguson

* Sub-module rawspeed contributors (at least 1 commit): Roman Lebedev Miloš Komarčević Victor Forsiuk Georg Lukas

* Sub-module integration contributors (at least 1 commit): Pascal Obry

And all those of you that made previous releases possible

This man page was written by Ulrich Pegelow <ulrich.pegelow@tongareva.de> as part of the usermanual. It was turned into a man page by Tobias Ellinghaus <me@houz.org>.

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darktable is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL v3 or (at your option) any later version.

2017-01-20 darktable 2.3