Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source

digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 Release Candidate is out…

by digiKam

digiKam MACOSX

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the candidate release of digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0.

With this release, digiKam include a lots of bugs fixes about XMP sidecar file supports. New features have been also introduced to last Coding Sprint from Genoa. You can read a resume of this event to dot KDE web page. Thanks again to KDE-ev to sponsorship digiKam team...

digiKam include now a progress manager to control all parallelized process running in background. This progress manager is also able to follow processing from Kipi-plugins.


Also, a new Maintenance Tool have been implemented to simplify all maintenance tasks to process on your whole collections.


Kipi-plugins includes a new tool to export your collections to ImageShack Web Service. Thanks to Victor Dodon to contribute.


digiKam have been ported to LCMS version 2 color management library by Francesco Riosa. Also a new tool dedicated to manage colors from scanned Reversal Films have been implemented by Matthias Welwarsky. negativefimtool

This is pre-production release. Use it carefully. Please report all bugs to KDE bugzilla following indications from this page. The release plan can be seen at this url.

See the list of digiKam file closed with this release into KDE bugzilla.

See the list of Kipi-plugins file closed with this release into KDE bugzilla.

digiKam software collection tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge Repository

Happy digiKam testing…

Links not working

That’s a great news, but as already said for the previous BETA, the links at the end of your article are not working (show “403 Forbidden”):
“See the list of digiKam file closed with this release into KDE bugzilla.
See the list of Kipi-plugins file closed with this release into KDE bugzilla.”

Compiling in mac

I see that you’ve compiled digikam on mac, that’s pretty cool, I am trying to build that too, but digikam complains about not finding marble.
Could you point somewhere to look for the instrucctions on getting marble on osx ready for digikam?

Thank you

Thank you everyone involved for your hard work!

No Kipi plugins found

First thanks for the excellent job…

I followed the instructions in README.MACOSX included in digikam-software-compilation-2.6.0-rc.tar.gz
Everything compiled fine on Lion 10.7.4 and I’m able to start digikam but the preferences of “kipi plugins” shows 0 Kipi plugins found
and therefore no thumbnails/images are shown in the main window.

I’m sure that I missed something to install or to configure….

Great software…

… but unfortunately the links are still not working.

Is there any hope for a Windows version?

And when will be the final version released? Release plan is not yet updated.

Thanks again for the great work and I’m looking forward using digikam 2.6 on my windows 7 64bit system :-)

Best regards,

Same here - I’d love to test

Same here - I’d love to test a windows version.

Thanks for a great program,

Regards, Hank.