When you need to apply the same action to multiple photos, digiKam’s batch processing capabilities can come in rather handy. And the photo management application provides different ways to apply actions to a photo batch in one fell swoop. Continue to read
Almost all images contain meta-data and these data contains all the setting that you used to create the picture, these include, shutter speed, aperture, focal length etc.
Most image management applications allows you to add and remove custom meta data to your files. This can be easily done while using JPEG's files. However the same is not very true for RAW files. Continue to read...
The digiKam Tricks book version 2.0 is now available. Here is what's new in this release:
- New book cover
- Convert Photos to Black and White
- Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam
- Instant Vintage Photo Effects with the FIL Script for GIMP
- Work with Photo Metadata in digiKam
- New figures added
- Numerous tweaks and fixes
- Touch up Photos with GIMP Scripts removed
- Geotag Photos with Geotag removed
Inside each digital photo hides metadata in the EXIF, IPTC, or XMP formats, and digiKam provides tools for viewing and editing this useful information.
For starters, digiKam’s main window features the dedicated Metadata sidebar which lets you view EXIF, Makernote, IPTC, and XMP metadata. You can switch between concise and full views as well as print the metadata, save them as a file, and copy them into the clipboard. Continue to read
You don’t need a fancy camera with a built-in GPS receiver to geotag your photos. An Android device with the Open GPS Tracker app and digiKam can do the job just fine. The app lets you track your route and save it as a GPX file which you can then use to geocorrelate your photos in digiKam. Continue to read
If you fancy black and white photography, you'll be pleased to learn that digiKam features a rather powerful tool for converting color photos to black and white. Turning the currently edited photo to black and white in digiKam is a matter of choosing Color » Black & White. But in most cases, the converted photo needs additional tweaking, and the application offers a few nifty tools to do just that. Continue to read
Thanks to the marvelous job of our KDE sysadmins, digiKam is another project to join the git repository. All the code (digiKam, kipi-plugins) that lived in the SVN is no more accessible through SVN and all is part of git now. DigiKam and its dependencies live in several repos, but thanks to Marcel Wiesweg, you can use a nice small script, that will get you going:
1) Edit your ~/.gitconfig as given in
2) git clone http://anongit.kde.org/digikam-software-compilation digikam-sc
Enter the directory
3) Execute ./download-repos
We're planning to release one more version from 1.x branch in about two weeks, the last one, version 1.9.0. After that, all focus will go to the new 2.0 branch, which features new non-destructive editing with versioning support, face detection & recognition, extended geo-location features and scripting support. Second beta of this branch is already out and you're all more than welcome to join the testing!
If you have a handful of storage cards in your photo bag, there is no need to worry about how many photos you can take before your digital camera runs out of memory. This means that you can easily take dozen of shots of the same subject trying different angles, composition, and lighting. But this also makes the task of picking the best photo from the batch a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, digiKam provides a simple yet efficient tool that can help you to compare and analyze multiple photos side by side and pick the one you like most. Continue to read
Keep Your Photos Safe and Share Them with Others
With digiKam, you can edit and manage photos, but how do you keep your processed and neatly organized shots safe and share them with others? Enter B3, a tiny yet powerful and flexible Linux-based server from the Swedish-based company Excito. This diminutive device provides a perfect solution for backing up your photos and sharing them with friends, family, or the entire Web. This device makes a perfect companion to digiKam.