Mono required by ubuntu-desktop

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon Jul 31 02:48:50 BST 2006

On 7/30/06, Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc at> wrote:
> I suggest you import 50-60 pics or so then check memory. Last time I
> checked resident memory of fspot was around 98MB (with approx 10mb shared)
> Can others come up with hard figures too so we have a balanced view?

On dapper, I just happen to have gthumb, f-spot, and picasa installed.
After loading a single directory with 420 images (17MB total), I saw RSS of

25MB gthumb
47MB f-spot
46MB Picasa2 (51 if you count explorer.exe, which is generic wine overhead)

Doubling the number of images by adding a second copy of the directory
increased f-spot's usage to 55MB and Picasa's to 53MB.
It didn't affect gthumb at all because that only looks at one
directory at a time.
Gthumb really is a lot simpler than either of the other two apps.

has a few posts that say Picasa scales better than f-spot with
much larger numbers (e.g. a gigabyte) of images.
Dunno why.
- Dan

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