digiKam 0.9.3 release (final)
Dear all digiKam users,
the team is really proud to deliver just in time for Xmas the final. The tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge. Don't forget to update Exiv2 to last stable release 0.15 for digiKam to compile successfully.
Many, many thanks go to Gilles, Marcel, Arnd, Mik, Fabien and all the others who worked hard to create this great new release. This release sends a big parcel of useability improvements under your Xmas tree: If it was not already, organizing and navigation have become a snap now with the quick filters, drag&drop and GOTO features on top of an optimized lightable.
digiKam 0.9.3 - Release date: 2007-12-23
Below I've summarized all new features and changes since the last stable version 0.9.2 to mark the progress.
NEW FEATURES (since 0.9.2):
D&D from anywhere into album tree. When the albumview is flattened (x Include Album Sub-tree) images can be d&ded across horizontal separations. That one satisfies wish #142774.
A new quick navigation feature has been added: it is now possible (by RMB context menu) to GOTO any other view with pertinent context, e.g. from date view right-click on an image and GOTO the Album or Tag view that this image is associated with. Try any other combination. That covers wish #128231.
Quick filters :
Add new Filter Bar on bottom of Albums/Tags/Searches/TagsFilter view filter contents based on strings (file names, comments, and tags).
Add Rating filter widget on status bar.
Add MimeType filter widget on status bar.
Add tool to navigate from album, tag and date view to any other view.
Always force to show mediaplayer widget to preview video in embeded mode.
B&W : New black & white Green color tone filter.
LightTable : Several usability improvements.
streamlining: New options to download images and delete it from camera at the same time.
Drag&Drop : Support of Drag & Drop to download files from camera GUI to album GUI.
space indicator : Add new bargraph to indicate statistics about free space available on Album library path.
Updated internal CImg library to last stable 1.2.4 (released at 2007/09/26).
Color scheme theme are now XML based (instead X11 format).
Camera interface is used to import new images into collections.
001 ==> 120450 : Strange helper lines behavior in ratio crop tool.
002 ==> 147248 : Image info doesn't follow image in the editor.
003 ==> 147147 : digiKam does not apply tags to some selected images.
004 ==> 143200 : Renaming like crasy with F2 crash digiKam.
005 ==> 147347 : Showfoto crashes when opening twice multiple files.
006 ==> 147269 : digiKam finds but fails to use libkdcraw.
007 ==> 147263 : Some icons are missing.
008 ==> 146636 : Adjust levels: helper line for sliders.
009 ==> 147671 : Portability problem in configure script.
010 ==> 147670 : Compilation problems on NetBSD in greycstoration.
011 ==> 147362 : Tool-tip for zoom indicator is below the screen if window is maximised.
012 ==> 145017 : Deleting an image from within digiKam does not update the digiKam database.
013 ==> 148925 : Light Table thumb bar not updated when deleting images.
014 ==> 148971 : Awful menu entry "digiKamThemeDesigner".
015 ==> 148930 : digiKam-0.9.2 does not compile with lcms-1.17.
016 ==> 141774 : Autorotate does not work however kipi rotate works.
017 ==> 103350 : Original image is silently overwritten when saving.
018 ==> 144431 : Add option in Camera Download Dialog.
019 ==> 131407 : Use camera GUI also for import of images from different locations.
020 ==> 143934 : Cannot download all photos from camera.
021 ==> 147119 : Can't link against static libjasper, configure reports jasper is missing.
022 ==> 147439 : It is too easy to delete a search.
023 ==> 147687 : Error when downloading and converting images.
024 ==> 137590 : Be able to modifiy the extension of images in the interface.
025 ==> 139024 : Camera GUI new items selection doesn't work.
026 ==> 139519 : digiKam silently fails to import when out of disc space.
027 ==> 149469 : Excessive trash confirmation dialogs after album is deleted.
028 ==> 148648 : Color managed previews not working in all plugins.
029 ==> 126427 : In "rename file" dialog, the 2nd picture is (and can't) not displayed.
030 ==> 144336 : Selecting pictures on the camera lets the scroll-bar jump back to
the top of the list.
031 ==> 136927 : Failed to download file DCP_4321.jpg. Do you want to continue?
and when continue is clicked the same warning comes for the next image and so on.
032 ==> 146083 : Bugs in drag and drop.
033 ==> 147854 : Put images into an emptied light-table.
034 ==> 149578 : libjpeg JPEG subsampling setting is not user-controlable.
035 ==> 149685 : Go to next photo after current photo deletion (vs. to previous photo).
036 ==> 148233 : Adding texture generates black image.
037 ==> 147311 : Ligth Table RAW images does not rotate as def. by exif info.
038 ==> 146773 : Metadata sources preference when sorting images.
039 ==> 140133 : Metadata Edit Picture Comments Syncs to IPTC and EXIF when option is de-selected.
040 ==> 147533 : New rating filter for the statusbar.
041 ==> 131963 : Add a file type filter tab to the right.
042 ==> 148993 : Filter images by rating in album view.
043 ==> 151357 : Ratings can exceed 5 stars.
044 ==> 144815 : Scroll left-pane to the selected album/date on start-up.
045 ==> 96894 : Easier navigation between albums, tags and collections.
046 ==> 147426 : Search for non-voted pics.
047 ==> 150296 : Images in LightTable are not compared in right order
048 ==> 151956 : Red eye enhance feature no longer works.
049 ==> 110136 : Filter textbox in album tree like in amaroks collection list.
050 ==> 152192 : Resize really bad qualitatively.
051 ==> 150801 : Thumbnail and image view does not update after editing image.
052 ==> 152522 : Support for *.3gp and *.mp4 video files in digiKam (already supported by KDE video players).
053 ==> 128231 : A way to view pictures recursively in albums and sub-albums at the same time would be cool.
054 ==> 133191 : Quick search/filter for albums like in amarok.
055 ==> 146364 : Incremental search for tags in all tag fields.
056 ==> 152843 : Live filter does not work if no text is displayed under thumbnails.
057 ==> 148629 : "Adjust Exif orientation tag" does not continue after error.
058 ==> 144165 : Numeric values in Histogram -> Statistics frame should be right-aligned.
059 ==> 148037 : Tiff images are not displayed with correct colours.
060 ==> 152961 : Cannot remove album from tree.
061 ==> 121314 : More options to display the album tree.
062 ==> 141085 : Some strings are untranslated in digiKam.
063 ==> 151403 : Crashed trying to save a image downloaded from the camera.
064 ==> 148772 : Histogram should refresh after editor save.