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digiKam 0.10.0-beta3 release for KDE4

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release the 3rd beta release dedicated to KDE4. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.
Raw Import tool for KDE4

Take care, it's always a BETA code with many of new bugs not yet fixed... Do not use yet in production...

digiKam Image Editor Usability Improvements... (screencast)

I am currently working with Andi Clemens to improve some important usability issues in Image Editor and Showfoto.

Editing RAW metadata with digiKam

This is a great news for photographers: digiKam is now able to edit metadata from RAW files. Andreas Huggel from Exiv2 project has started to support writting mode with some TIFF/EP RAW files in this library. Currently Adobe DNG, Nikon NEF, and Pentax PEF file are supported.

See below a screenshot of digiKam for KDE4 editing XMP metadata from a NEF file:

Which future image file format for digital camera...

JPEG, the current standard

Currently, all camera support JPEG format to store photograph. This format is very popular, robust. Image can be encoded/decoded very quickly and algorithm are very optimized to be embedded into device. Under Linux libjpeg is available and very stable, but is not maintained since a very long time.

digiKam now support Nikon D700, Canon EOS 1000D, and Olympus E-520 RAW files...

Today, i have updated libkdcraw with last dcraw implementation from Dave Cofin. New pro camera are now supported as Nikon D700, Canon EOS 1000D, and Olympus E-520. So, digiKam is now able to play with these cameras as well.

Akademy 2008

I'm currently at Akademy 2008. The event is located in Belgium near Mechelen (south of Anvers).

This is really a big event about KDE community. It's very well organized (memorable social event in a Belgium brewery, with a lots of beer sponsored by Nokia who are connecting peoples really (:=)))...

2nd version of Raw image import tool for digiKam image editor

Work is in progress. As you can see in the video given below, a lots of new features have been added compared to previous version described here.

See the full screen video (ogg - 5Mb)

Working on a advanced Raw image import tool for digiKam image editor

There are severals entries in bugzilla about to be able to set a customized settings for each RAW image imported in editor. This is a advanced vision for photograph which want to adjust finely all settings during RAW workflow. I have started to implement a Raw Import tool for image editor. The first demo is available below:

See the full screen video (ogg - 6Mb)

digiKam 0.10.0-beta2 release for KDE4

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release the 2nd beta release dedicated to KDE4. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.
digiKam under KDE4.1

Take care, it's always a BETA code with many of new bugs not yet fixed... To resume:

"DO NOT USE YET IN PRODUCTION"

digiKam can write JPEG2000 metadata on the fly...

Et voila...

...by the same way than TIFF and PNG, digiKam is now able to write JPEG2000 metadata on the fly. I have just patched Exiv2 library for that. See below a video demo of digiKam from KDE4 in action working with Metadata Editor over a JPEG2000 file and writting digiKam info to another PNG file.

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