digiKam

Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source

digiKam 6.0.0 beta 2 is released

by digiKam Team.
Dear digiKam fans and users, following the first beta release published in September, we are proud to announce the second beta of digiKam 6.0.0. Exiv2 0.27 support With this new release we are following the Exiv2 project which is in release stage for their next stable release to 0.27 planed for December 2018. This library is a main component of digiKam used to interact with file metadata, like populating database contents, updating item textual information, or to handling XMP side-car for read only files. Read more →

Use digiKam with a NAS and MariaDB

by Dmitri Popov.
Got a NAS? Still store your photo library and digiKam databases on a local machine? It’s time to take your digiKam setup to the next level by moving your photo library to the NAS and switching to the MariaDB (or MySQL) database backend. This allows you to access your photo library from any machine on the same network as well as keep your photo library safe thanks to the fact that storage on most NAS appliances is usually configured as RAID. Read more →

digiKam Recipes 18.10.15 released

by Dmitri Popov.
It’s time for another digiKam Recipes update. The most visible change in the latest revision is the new book cover. All screenshots were also updated to reflect changes in the current version of digiKam. In addition to the visual tweaks, the latest revision features new content. Continue reading… Read more →

digiKam 6.0.0 beta 1 is released

by digiKam Team.
Dear digiKam fans and users, following the long stage of integrating a lots of work from students during the Summer of Code we are proud to announce the first beta of digiKam 6.0.0. Improvements and Fixes The next major version 6.0.0 looks promising, and will introduce new features as: Full support of video files management working as photos. An integration of all import/export web-service tools in LightTable, Image editor and Showfoto. Read more →

digiKam 5.9.0 is released

by digiKam Team.
Following the release of 5.8.0 published in January, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.9.0 of the digiKam Software Collection. In this last version of 5.x, we has focused all developements to close bugs. Improvements and Fixes Many small fixes has been commited over XMP sidecar support in this release but the most important works will be tested with next main release has these requires regression tests. Read more →

digiKam Recipes 18-01-25 released

by Dmitri Popov.
After a somewhat prolonged hiatus (my move from Denmark to Germany and full-time job at SUSE Linux GmbH had something to do with this), a new revision of the digiKam Recipes book is ready for your reading pleasure. Continue reading… Read more →

digiKam 5.8.0 is released

by digiKam Team.
Following the release of 5.7.0 published in September 2017, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.8.0 of the digiKam Software Collection. In this version a lot of work has happened behind the scenes and in fixing bugs as usual, which does not mean there are no enhancements: a new tool to export collections to UPNP/DLNA compatible devices has been introduced. Bugs Triage Following the large update of bug categories processed before the previous release, we have been able to reassign entries to the right components. Read more →

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 →
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