digiKam at LGM 2008: a great event!
I has met several actors from open-source world working in graphics relevant projects as:
- Dave Cofin (Dcraw)
- Udi Fuchs (UFRaw)
- Cyril Berger and Boudewijn Rempt (Krita)
- Pablo d'Angelo (Hugin)
- Cédric Gémy and Peter Linnell (Scribus)
I has presented the current and future of digiKam, especially all new search tools designed by Marcel and the Marble integration to geolocalize pictures. I has make a demo in live of 0.9.4-beta4 and current alpha version of 0.10.0 release.
The video recording of digiKam presentation is now online. A QuickTime file can be show at this url
I has started all kinds of cooperation with other photo handling applications. With Udi Fuchs, i have talk about DNG writting and a future UFRaw shared library. With Pablo d'Angelo, i have talk about the new lens auto-correction tool implemented in 0.10.0, based on LensFun shared library. Pablo has shared with me many pictures to check this new plugin, and performed a lots of inconclusive tests.
I have met also Alexandre Prokoudine, a Russian photographer who has started to share a pool of photo taken at Wroclaw during the event. He has bring me a new open-source library developped by a Russian team, dedicated to decode RAW files. This new shared library named libRaw is based on dcraw core implementation and provide new features, all wrapped into a C++ API. It will be nice to use libRaw in the future to simplify and improve libkdcraw interface.
LGM 2008 has been a very constructive moment for me. I'm very impatient to go to next event of the year: akademy 2008