digiKam at CeBIT 2015

Linux New Media Awards 2015 – Group shot showing the winners and presentators

The Computec Media publishing company had kindly invited yours truly to this year's CeBIT trade show in Hannover to give a talk on a digiKam-related topic at the Open Source Forum. The talk entitled Digital Assets Management with digiKam is available for your perusal on my Scribbles and Snaps blog. I also had the pleasure of presenting the Readers' Choice award at the Linux Media Awards ceremony. And I was particularly happy to do that, since the award for the best open source photo management application went to digiKam. Unfortunately, none of digiKam's developers could make it to CeBIT to accept the award, but I'll deliver it to them when the opportunity presents itself.

Here is the laudatory speech I gave at the award ceremony.

digiKam Recipes 4.5.1 Released

A freshly-baked release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. The new version features the Export and Share Photos with digiKam recipe which offers a comprehensive overview of digiKam's sharing and exporting capabilities.

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The new Extract and Examine Metadata from digiKam's Database recipe explains how to pull and analyze photographic metadata stored in the digikam4.db database. Finally, the Rescale Photos with the Liquid Rescale Tool recipe explains how to use the Liquid Rescale tool for intelligent rescaling. As always, the new release includes minor updates, fixes and tweaks.

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digiKam Software Collection 4.8.0 released...

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Dear digiKam fans and users,

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.8.0. This release includes a new sets of bugs fixes from Maik Qualmann who maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port is under progress.

digiKam Software Collection 4.7.0 released...

digikam-4.7.0

Dear digiKam fans and users,

A new year, a new release... The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.7.0. This release includes many bugs fixes from Maik Qualmann who propose patches to maintain KDE4 version while KF5 port is under progress.

digiKam Quick Tip: Using Album Categories

Did you know that you can assign categories to albums in digiKam? To do this, right-click on an album, choose Properties from the context menu, and the desired category from the Category drop-down list.

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digiKam Quick Tip: Transfer Photos from digiKam Directly to a Mobile Device

Provided that you use KDE, you can push photos from digiKam directly to a mobile device that supports the MTP protocol (e.g., most Android devices) using the KioImportExport Kipi plugin.

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digiKam Quick Tip: Group Photos by Format

Using the View -> Group Images -> By Format command, you can group photos in albums by format. This feature can come in useful for managing albums containing photos in different formats: JPEG, TIFF, RAW and video files, etc.

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digiKam Recipes 4.3.1 Released

I ring in the new year with a digiKam Recipes update. This version features two new recipes: Remove Keywords from Photos and Add Web Interface to digiKam with digiKamWebUi. In addition to that, the updated and expanded Deal with Bugs in digiKam recipe now explains how to generate backtraces.

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Processed in digiKam Call for Submissions

Sharing is caring, right? So if you use digiKam for processing photos, why not share your photo editing techniques and tips with other users and showcase your best photos? I invite you to participate in the new Processed in digiKam feature on the Scribbles and Snaps blog. Continue to read

digiKam Software Collection 4.6.0 released...

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Dear digiKam fans and users,

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.6.0. This release includes many bugs fixes in Image Editor and Batch Queue Manager. Thanks to Maik Qualmann and Jan Wolter to propose patches in KDE bugzilla.

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