digiKam 5.0.0-beta3 is released

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Dear digiKam fans and users,

digiKam team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0 beta3. This version is new stage to the long way to stabilize code of Qt5 port of next main digiKam release. See previous announcement about 5.0.0-beta2 release to know all details about code re-writing under progress.

digiKam Explained: Chroma Subsampling

When configuring saving settings for the JPEG format in the Saving Images section of the Configure digiKam window, you can choose between medium and high chroma subsampling, or disable it altogether.

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But what is chroma subsampling and what does it do? As you may know, JPEG is a lossy format, which means that it trades quality for a smaller size. One of the methods for achieving a smaller size is to store color information (chroma) at a lower resolution than brightness (a.k.a intensity or luma) data. This is possible due to the fact that the human eye is less sensitive to color than brightness, so discarding color information doesn't produce a perceptible loss of quality.

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digiKam Recipes 4.9.9 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version adds two new recipes: Chroma Subsampling Explained (tucked under Configure digiKam) and Create Embeddable Maps with digiKam and uMap.

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digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 is released

digiKam5.0.0-beta2

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digiKam team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0 beta2. This version is the second public release of the new main digiKam version and is a result of the long development process by the team.

digiKam Recipes 4.9.7 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your perusal. This version features the new Use Exposure Indicators recipe along with the updated Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam recipe. Astute readers will also notice the new cover. That's all there is to it this time around.

digikamprecipes-4.9.7

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digiKam Recipes 4.9.5 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version features the Using Album Categories recipe and reworked material on using the tagging functionality in digiKam. As always, the new release includes updates, fixes and tweaks.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.14.0 released...

digikam4.14.0-2

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The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.14.0. This version is the result of another bugs triage on KDE bugzilla where more than 20 files have been closed. Thanks to Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version.

digiKam Recipes 4.9.1 Released

A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version features completely revised material on one of the most complicated subjects in digital photography: color management. The completely rewritten Color Management in digiKam recipe now provides an easy-to-understand introduction to key color management concepts and explains how to set up a color-managed workflow in digiKam. The recipe also offers practical advice on calibrating and profiling digital cameras and displays.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.13.0 released...

digiKam-4.13.0

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digiKam at Randa Meeting 2015

The Randa Meeting is an annual KDE sprint that takes place in Randa, Switzerland. The KDE project is holding a fundraiser to support the Randa Meetings. Participants donate their time to help improve the software you love and this is why we need money to cover hard expenses like accommodation and travel to get the volunteer contributors to Randa.

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