digiKam 0.8.1

We are pleased to announce digiKam 0.8.1. This version brings raw support, new icons, image rating, printing enhancements and in the meanwhile we also fixed some bugs. The noteworthy features in this release:
  • You are now able to rate your images from 1 start to 5 stars. In the search part of digiKam, you can search for images with a certain rating.
  • A new theme has been added, the 'Dessert' theme.
  • 8 bit raw support has been added, you can now view those images in the imageviewer. In digiKam version 0.9.0 there will be 16 bit raw support.
  • copy & paste support has been added, you can copy between albums and from

Splashscreen contributions...

For the next digiKam releases (0.8.1 and 0.9.0), we need photographs for digiKam and Showfoto splashscreens...

SplashScreen is a simple way for users to contribute to digiKam project. The pictures must be correctly exposed/composed, and the subject must be choosen from a real photographer inspiration. Note that we will add a horizontal frame to the bottom of the image as in the current splashs.

If somebody wants to contribute with nice photographs, please contact me by email : caulier dot gilles at kdemail dot net

Thanks in advance

digikam 0.8.0 released

The digiKam team is pleased to bring to you the next generation of the user-friendly digital photo management software and its image plugins. The primary focus for this release is new ways of photo organization and searching. We hope it will be as much fun for you to use it as we had developing it.

DImg framework supports ICC profiles

The new digikam image library DImg now supports ICC profiles using littlecms. littlecms is an open source color management engine which is used by krita as well and installed by default on most linux distributions. It was added by the new digiKam contributor Paco.

www.digikam.org relaunch

After a lot of hard work, I'm happy to announce the relaunch of our website.

If you encounter any problems or have any suggestions for the site, please
give us your feedback.

I would like to thank our sponsor KovoKs for their assistence!

digiKam wins TUX 2005 Readers Choice Award

tuxarward digiKam has been awarded the TUX 2005 Readers' Choice Award in the category Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool.

We are very proud we received this prize, especially because it is a prize for which the users have voted. TUX is the first and only magazine for the new Linux user and is dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the PC.

We are in the middle of an impressive list of Winners: KDE (as favorite desktop environment), Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim, gpilot, OpenOffice, XMMS, MPlayer, Frozen Bubble, vi and The Gimp.

digiKam podcast

ThePodcastNetwork has made a great podcast, which is a review / tutorial of digiKam. It is an one hour audio file which guides you through the basics of digiKam and lets you hear how a new user experiences digiKam for the first time.

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