digiKam

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digiKam 5.7.0 is released

by digiKam Team.
Following the release of 5.6.0 published in June, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.7.0 of the digiKam Software Collection. In this version a lot of work has happened behind the scenes and in fixing bugs, which does not mean there is no enhancements: A new tool to create print layouts has been introduces, albums can now be exported by mail, support for Hugin 2017 was added and GPS traces are storable as KML. Read more →

digiKam 5.6.0 is released

by digiKam Team.
Following the 5th release 5.5.0 published in March 2017, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.6.0 of digiKam Software Collection. With this version the HTML gallery and the video slideshow tools are back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping items feature has been improved, the support for custom sidecars type-mime have been added, the geolocation bookmarks introduce fixes to be fully functional with bundles, the support for custom sidecars, and of course a lots of bug has been fixed. Read more →

Call to Test the Pre-Release of 5.6.0

by Simon Frei.
Once again a lot has been going on behind the scenes since the last release. The HTML gallery tool is back, database shrinking (e.g. purging stale thumbnails) is also supported on MySQL, grouping has been improved and additional sidecars can now be specified. Therefore the release of 5.6.0 will be (is already) delayed, as we would like to invite you to test all these features. As usual they are available in the pre-release bundles or obviously directly from the git repository. Read more →

The new digiKam web presence

by Mica Semrick.
Notice something a bit different? So do we! The folks from the PIXLS.US community saw that digiKam needed an update to the old website (previously running on an older Drupal instance) for security reasons and they wanted to help out. So after several weeks of hard work, the digiKam team has deployed a new look-and-feel for the website that is easier to navigate and mobile-friendly. Don’t worry, all the content from the old website has been preserved so all the old links should be fine. Read more →

digiKam 5.5.0 is released

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, Following the 5th release 5.4.0 published in January 2017, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.5.0 of digiKam Software Collection. As 5.4.0, this version introduces again several improvements in database interface. This time, Mario Frank has significantly improved the threads management done in background to prevent an overload of the computer under intensive workload by batch processing of items. Read more →

digiKam 5.4.0 is released…

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, Following the 4th release 5.3.0 for the 5.x series published in November 2016, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.4.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces several improvements to the similarity search engine and a complete re-write of video file support. Our new contributor Mario Frank has significantly improved the usability of the fuzzy sidebar functionality by offering more information to the user. Read more →

Geotagging in digiKam with a Lazy Bash Script

by Dmitri Popov.
Sometimes, the easiest way to geotag photos in digiKam is to copy and paste geographical coordinates from an existing photo. I usually use Google Photos for that, as it conveniently displays geographical coordinates of the currently viewed photos in the information sidebar. There is only one problem with this technique: copying and pasting the geographical coordinates directly doesn't work. Continue reading Read more →

digiKam 5.3.0 is published…

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, After a 3rd release 5.2.0 published more than one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.3.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces an important common solution to deploy the application under Linux using AppImage bundle. AppImage is an open-source project dedicated to provide a simple way to distribute portable software as compressed binary file, that standard user can run as well, without to install special dependencies. Read more →

digiKam Recipes 5.0.1 Released and digiKam AppImage Package Coming

by Dmitri Popov.
Hot on the heels of the major digiKam 5.x.x release comes a thoroughly revised version of the digiKam Recipes book. Although it doesn’t include any new material, the entire content and all screenshots have been revised and updated to reflect changes in the latest version of digiKam. In addition to that, some obsolete content has been removed. But a shiny new book cover featuring catchy colors makes up for that. Read more →

Spektrum: Preset for Modern Architecture Photography

by Dmitri Popov.
Like many photographers, I have a handful of hand-made favorite presets (most of them are included in the Daily Curves Set) in my photographic toolbox. But there is one preset in particular I use more often than others. I named it Spektrum, as it’s inspired by images from the Spektrum Berlin photo book by Matthias Heiderich. Continue reading Read more →
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