digiKam

Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source

digiKam 5.2.0 is published…

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, After a second release 5.1.0 published one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.2.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces a new bugs triage and some fixes following new feedback from end-users. This release introduce also a new red eyes tool which automatize the red-eyes effect reduction process. Faces detection is processed on whole image and a new algorithm written by a Google Summer of Code 2016 student named Omar Amin is dedicated to recognize shapes and try to found eyes with direct flash reflection on retina. Read more →

Towards an Efficient Linux Photographic Workflow

by Dmitri Popov.
digiKam is the cornerstone of my photographic workflow. This powerful and versatile photo management application has all tools and features necessary for transferring, organizing, processing, and managing photos, RAW files, and videos. But even though digiKam can handle practically any photographic task you throw at it, there is still room for optimizing and improving parts of the Linux-based photographic workflow. Continue reading Read more →

digiKam 5.1.0 is published…

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, After a first release 5.0.0 published one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.1.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces a new huge bugs triage and some fixes following first feedback from end-users. This release update internal Libraw to last public and pre-release version 0.18.0. This permit to digiKam to support new lead RAW cameras as: Canon 80D, 1300D, 1DX MkII Fujifilm X-Pro2, X70, X-E2S HTC One A9 and M9 Leica M and X-U Nikon D5 Olympus Pen F, SH-3 Panasonic DMC-GX80/85, DMC-TZ80/81/85/ZS60, DMC-TZ100/101/ZS100 PhaseOne IQ150, IQ180 IR, IQ3 Samsung Galaxy S7 Sony ILCA-68, ILCE-6300, RX1R II, RX10 III Read more →

digiKam 5.0.0 is published…

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, After two year of work, the digiKam team is proud to announce the final release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0. This main version introduces a new cycle of releases, which will be shortly released to quickly include all the fixes reported by end users. This release marks almost complete port of the application to Qt5. All Qt4/KDE4 code has been removed and many parts have been re-written, reviewed, and tested. Read more →

digiKam Recipes 4.11.1 Released

by Dmitri Popov.
A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version introduces the Basic Concepts Explained appendix that covers key terms and concepts used in digiKam. Currently, the appendix contains information about chroma subsampling, cor (bit) depth, hue, saturation, brightness, and vibrance. I plan to gradually expand the appendix with time. Continue reading Read more →

Create Embeddable Maps with digiKam and uMap

by Dmitri Popov.
The Map view in digiKam is handy for displaying photos on a map directly in the application. But what if you want to create a shareable and embeddable map with pins that mark all places where you took photos? A simple Bash script and the uMap service can help you with that. Continue reading Read more →

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. Read more →

digiKam Explained: Chroma Subsampling

by Dmitri Popov.
When configuring saving settings for the JPEG format in the Saving Images section of the Configure digiKam window, you can choose between medium and high chroma subsampling, or disable it altogether. But what is chroma subsampling and what does it do? As you may know, JPEG is a lossy format, which means that it trades quality for a smaller size. One of the methods for achieving a smaller size is to store color information (chroma) at a lower resolution than brightness (a. Read more →

digiKam Recipes 4.9.9 Released

by Dmitri Popov.
A new release of digiKam Recipes is ready for your reading pleasure. This version adds two new recipes: Chroma Subsampling Explained (tucked under Configure digiKam) and Create Embeddable Maps with digiKam and uMap. Continue reading Read more →

digiKam 5.0.0-beta2 is released

by digiKam.
Dear digiKam fans and users, digiKam team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 5.0.0 beta2. This version is the second public release of the new main digiKam version and is a result of the long development process by the team. This release marks almost complete port of the application to Qt5 and KF5 API. All Qt4/KDE4 code has been removed and many parts have been re-written, reviewed, and tested. Read more →
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