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digiKam Recipes 3.9.39 Released

A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for your perusal. Besides the usual round of tweaks and fixes, the new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Geotag Photos with Android Camera and digiKam
  • Stitch Panoramas in digiKam

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digiKam Housekeeping with the Maintenance Tool

Starting with version 2.6, digiKam features the Tools ? Maintenance menu which gives you access to tools designed to perform a variety of housekeeping tasks: from scanning for new photos to running a face recognition action. Here is a brief overview of the available tools.

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Export Photos to Wikimedia Commons with digiKam

Sharing is caring, and there is probably no better way to share your photographic masterpieces with the world than adding them to the Wikimedia Commons pool. While the project's website features its own tool for uploading photos, digiKam's Wikimedia Export Kipi plugin can come in rather handy when you need to export multiple photos in one fell swoop without leaving the convenience of your favorite photo management application.

Wikimedia Commons Kipi plugin

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digiKam Recipes 3.9.35 Released

A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for your reading pleasure. Besides a handful of minor tweaks, the new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Export Photos to Wikimedia Commons
  • digiKam Housekeeping with the Maintenance Tool

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Soft Proofing in digiKam

Soft proofing is a technique which allows you to see what the photo will look like when printed using a specific printer and photo media (paper, canvas, etc.) without actually printing the photo. Many professional photo processing applications support soft proofing, and digiKam is no exception.

To make this feature work in digiKam, you need to specify color profiles for your display and the output device (e.g., printer). But before you do that, you need to obtain the ICC color profile for your specific printer and print media.

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Simulate a Faded Effect in digiKam

Sometimes the best way to spice up a photo is to make it look faded, and digiKam makes it supremely easy to achieve this effect.

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Simple Toning in digiKam

Adding a dash of color tint to a black and white photo can often produce a dramatic effect, and digiKam does have a handful of toning filters for you to try.

But you are not limited to the built-in filters: using digiKam's editing tools, you can easily tint photos using whatever color you like.

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digiKam Recipes 3.9.33 Released

The new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Tethered Shooting with digiKam
  • Soft Proofing in digiKam

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Tethered Shooting with digiKam

While digiKam won't rival dedicated software for tethered shooting, you can use the application's Import interface to trigger the connected camera and instantly fetch photos from it. This functionality can come in handy when you want to have an instant preview of photos you take on a large screen.

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digiKam Recipes 3.9.31 Released

Besides a handful of minor tweaks, the new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Prevent Photos in digiKam from Disappearing
  • Simple Color Toning
  • Simulate a Washed Out Effect

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