Building digiKam for dummies on Ubuntu.
Updated according the latest, input, feedback and knowledge
about the current process per Sept 17, 2011.
The following guide is intended for Ubuntu users with no
experience in compiling software from source. However,
I provide links to instructions for other platforms than
This guide has been tested for Ubuntu 11.04.
It has been verified that this is not going to work, if you are
using Ubuntu prior to 11.04, due to inavailability of some
Thanks to Dan McDaniel, Gilles Caulier, Philip Johnsson,
Gert kello, Michael G Hansen, and others for their input
Thanks to Dmitri Popov, who revisted the text entirely to
make it a better reading experience.
The Focal Length Analyzer is a nifty little Bash script that pulls focal length data from digiKam’s database back end and generates nice graphs based on the extracted data.
digiKam supports an impressive range of file formats, so you can use the application to handle RAW files, movies and everything in between. But what if you want to explicitly exclude a specific type of files? digiKam offers a simple solution for that.
As the number version suggests, this is a minor release which features a handful of tweaks and corrections as well as improved compatibility with the Cool Reader app for Android.
Although attention in this release was focused on tweaks and fixes, the book includes the following new material:
- Disable Certain File Types
- Use the Focal Length Analyzer Script with digiKam
One of digiKam’s lesser known features is the ability to link scripts to notifications. At first sight, this may seem like a rather obscure functionality, but it can be put to some clever uses. Say, you want to keep a portfolio of selected photos on a mobile device. Resizing multiple photos to a specified size to make it easier to view them on the mobile device and transferring the processed photos from digiKam to the mobile device manually is not very practical. And this is where the ability to trigger scripts via notifications can come in handy. You can attach a simple Bash script to the Batch queue completed notification, so it’s triggered automatically when the Batch Queue Manager tool is done processing photos.
Processing RAW files can be time consuming, in case you have certain amount of RAW files which need to be converted into a more accessible for format within a few minutes , then digiKam's batch RAW converting tool can be very handy and efficient and it takes a few clicks.
This release includes the following new material:
- Import Photos in digiKam
- Process Photos with digiKam’s Batch Queue Manager and a Bash Script
Dear all digiKam fans and users!
digiKam team is proud to announce the digiKam Software Collection 2.0.0 release candidate!
With this release, digiKam include a lots of bugs fixes to progress in stability for future production use. This is the last stage before final release planed at end of July 2011
digiKam include since 2.0.0-beta5 a new tool to export on RajCe web service.