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EGOImageView imageView.imageURL performance #26

manoelfranklin opened this Issue Jun 8, 2012 · 15 comments


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Hi all,

I'm noticing that using the imageView.imageURL of EGOImageView is downloading images too slow.

The images are available on CDN Akamai (Cloud Files from Rackspace Cloud) and even in Wifi, the download is too slow.

How I'm implementing:

  • (void)awakeFromNib {

    [super awakeFromNib];

    imageView = [[EGOImageView alloc] initWithPlaceholderImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"placeholder.png"]];
    imageView.frame = CGRectMake(50, 36, 268, 205);
    [self.contentView addSubview:imageView];


And after this:

imageView.imageURL = [NSURL URLWithString:url];

My images have on average 300kb and are taking almost a minute to load on wifi.

Is there anything wrong on my implementation? Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

Also... I'm not using [imageView cancelImageLoad];

I tried to implement in two ways:

  • (void)willMoveToSuperview:(UIView *)newSuperview {

    [super willMoveToSuperview:newSuperview];

    if(!newSuperview) {
    [imageView cancelImageLoad];
    [imageViewPerfil cancelImageLoad];

  • (void)removeFromSuperview {

    [super removeFromSuperview];
    [imageView cancelImageLoad];
    [imageViewPerfil cancelImageLoad];


but both keep crashing the app! Any suggestions?? THanks

xissburg commented Jun 8, 2012

I suggest you use SDWebImage.

@xissburg downloaded, implemented and testing... the cache seems better, the uitableview is scrolling smotth, but the images are still taking so long to load... I mean, I scroll the table view and the placeholder keep showing for almost one minute ... and the activity indicator on the right of the carrier name stops, vanishes, is not there anymore... The images have only 300kb! ANy ideas?

xissburg commented Jun 8, 2012

Do they also take a long time to load in other apps such as in the browser?

My main concern is that, after loading the placeholder image, the network activity indicator at the right of the Carrier name disappear and images take too long to load! Any sugestions?

@xissburg no, really quick on the browser!

@xissburg and than, sometimes they load all in once, at the same time!

xissburg commented Jun 8, 2012

Do they load while you're scrolling? I mean, keep scrolling up/down (don't remove your finger from the screen) and check whether they load while you're doing that.

@xissburg no, they do not load while scrolling... but its really strange... the network activity indicator disappears... the placeholders stay there for a long long time and images do not load!! or load REALLY slow, after a long time

xissburg commented Jun 8, 2012

Show code.

  • (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {

    // Nome / Identificador da Celula para Reunitilizar Celulas.
    static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"BuscaAmigo";

    // Cria celula nova usando o identificador acima.
    BuscaAmigo *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

    if(cell == nil) {
    cell = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] loadNibNamed:@"BuscaAmigo" owner:nil options:nil] objectAtIndex:0];

    NSMutableDictionary *dict = [[NSMutableDictionary alloc] init];
    dict = [buscarArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];

    [cell.uiivFoto setImageWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[dict objectForKey:@"fotoUsuario"]]
    placeholderImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"no_user.png"]];
    cell.IdUsuario = [dict objectForKey:@"idUsuario"];
    cell.uilNome.text = [dict objectForKey:@"nomeUsuario"];
    cell.uilEmail.text = [dict objectForKey:@"emailUsuario"];
    cell.seguindo = [dict objectForKey:@"seguindo"];

    dict = nil;

    return cell;


I'm using this in a lot of tableviews, really a lot... to load users, photos, etc... Always the same thing:

[cell.uiivFoto setImageWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:[dict objectForKey:@"fotoUsuario"]]
placeholderImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"no_user.png"]];

I have now, in front of me, a tableview with 20 rows,... 3 loaded images and no images are loading anymore!

Every row have images, only 3 loaded, the other 17 are placeholders until now

xissburg commented Jun 8, 2012

That is kinda weird. Try debugging it, set a breakpoint and step into SDWebImage. You should open an issue on the SDWebImage project anyway.

@xissburg doing more tests here, it seems that when the cell appears on the screen, the image loading is triggered but the image after loaded do not draw on the cell... When the cell go out of the screen and come back, it seems that the cell get the image from the cache and show it correctly... Is there anything I have to turn on to auto redraw the cell after the image is loaded or something like this?

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