digiKam 1.7.0 released...

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

Just at Christmas time, digiKam team is proud to announce digiKam 1.7.0 release!

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digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge at this url

See below the list of bugs-fixes coming with this release.

Enjoy digiKam and Happy new year.

Install digiKam 1.6 on Ubuntu 10.10

Running Ubuntu 10.10? Want the latest version of digiKam with it? Philip Johnsson’s got you covered. His PPA contains the very latest version of the photo management application ready to be installed on your system. Continue to read

kipi-plugins 1.6.0 released...

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce Kipi-plugins 1.6.0 !

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kipi-plugins tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge at this url

See below the list of new features and bugs-fix coming with this release:

digiKam 1.6.0 released...

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce digiKam 1.6.0 release!

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digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge at this url

See below the list of new features and bugs-fix coming with this release

Enjoy digiKam.

Install digiKam on Windows

If you want to install digiKam on Windows, you have two options: you can either compile the application from the source code or you can use the KDE Windows installer. The latter approach is by far the easiest one, but there is a drawback: the installer usually includes an older version of digiKam. If you can live with that, and you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty with compiling digiKam from the source, then the KDE installer is the way to go. Continue to read

Finetune digiKam by Tweaking Its Settings

While you can start using digiKam without tweaking its settings, you might want to spend a few minutes modifying the application’s default configuration to make it work your way. digiKam features dozens of settings, and which ones you want to adjust is up to you. Here are a few examples to get you started. Continue to read

Replace digiKam's Default Splash Screen

Don't fancy digiKam’s default splash screen? No problem, you can easily replace it with your own photo. First off, you need to prepare your own photo for use in the splash screen. To do this, use an image editing application like the GIMP to resize the photo you want to 500×307 pixels. Save the resized image in the PNG format. Next, grab the splash-digikam.svgz file from digiKam's source code repository and open the downloaded file in the Inkscape vector graphics editor. Continue to read

Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam

The life expectancy of a DSLR camera is usually measured in shutter actuations. For example, Nikon D5000 is good for about 100,000 shutter clicks. That doesn’t mean that your camera dies the day it exceeds its shutter actuation limit, but the shutter count provides a good indication of the camera’s condition.

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digiKam Recipes Book

digiKam is an immensely powerful photo management application, and mastering it requires time and effort. This book can help you to learn the ropes in the most efficient manner. Instead of explaining every digiKam’s feature, the book offers a collection of techniques that can help you to get the most out of this versatile tool.

digiKam Recipes in Cool Reader

Five facts about the digiKam Recipes ebook:

  1. This is the first and only ebook about digiKam.
  2. The ebook was written in close cooperation with the digiKam developers.
  3. 50% of all ebook sales go to the digiKam project.

Using digiKam with MySQL

By default, digiKam uses SQLite as its back-end for storing important metadata and thumbnails. But the photo management application also provides support for the popular MySQL database engine, and it comes with a database migration tool that can help you to move your data from SQLite to MySQL. Continue to read

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