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digiKam 5.0.0-beta3 is released

by digiKam


Dear digiKam fans and users,

digiKam team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0 beta3. This version is new stage to the long way to stabilize code of Qt5 port of next main digiKam release. See previous announcement about 5.0.0-beta2 release to know all details about code re-writing under progress.

As usual, with this new release, we have introduced a lots of bug fixes compared to previous one, but not only. A new 3DLut tool have been included to Image Editor and Batch Queue Manager. 3D lookup tables are used to map one color space to another. With this king of tool, you will be able to apply nice color effects over images, as vintage, over satured, or high contrast photo.


For furher information, take a look into the list of files currently closed in KDE bugzilla.

digiKam software collection tarball can be downloaded from KDE repository

This version is for testing purposes. It’s not currently advised to use it in production.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Happy digiKaming!


Thanks for the update and wishing you speedy bug smashing.

Until when there will be a

Until when there will be a Windows version of Digikam 5.0 ... (beta)?
Runs Digikam 5.0 liquid under Windows than before?
Thanks for the recent troubles.


i am curious as well - are

i am curious as well - are there any plans for a windows beta binary? couldn't find anything...

face recognition is not

face recognition is not working for me as expected. any hint how to use it?

Just a little question - is

Just a little question - is there a mysql support again?
I updated to 4.12.0 a few months ago and where so sad that there was only SQLite.
I hope so...

Digikam 4.x have experimental

Digikam 4.x have experimental mysql support if the packager enabled it when building it but as it's not recommended to use many disable it for distribution. If you really want it you have to build it your self, get packages that include it or ask your package maintainer to include it.

Digikam 5 will (hopefully) have more stable mysql support as an alternative.


Will it only support mysql or will mariaDB be supported as well?

Since MariaDB is a fork of

Since MariaDB is a fork of MySQL, it's almost always fully compatible with apps that specify MySQL.
i.e. don't worry about it.

Very big thx for release!

Very big thx for release!

MySQL server working on RaspberryPi with a ubuntu15 LAN

Great work team.
I got 5.0beta3 working on a 3 machine LAN running Ubuntu 15.x with MySQLserver on a RaspberryPi with Raspbian Jessie containing >50gb with ~25k images.
A couple of tweaks were required on the Ubuntu clients, ie. drkonqi link to correct folder (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libexec/drkonqi) and use of older libraries.

I have a few more items to report - how can I best contribute to beta testing?