New digiKam Lens Auto-Correction Tool

digiKam for KDE4 will become with another important tool for photograph: lens distorsions auto-correction. The plugin have been created by Adrian Schroeter from OpenSuse team.

This tool have been implemented as a new image editor plugin. It use LensFun shared library witch provide a database of lens settings to fix optical distorsions automatically. The tool use picture metadata to find the right settings to apply (Exif and Makernotes). You can adjust yourself all parameters if you need.

A video of this tool in action is available below. The test image used in this video come from Pablo d'Angelo collection (Hugin project).

digiKam Map Search Tool Under Construction

After to have improved the geo-location view from right sidebar in digiKam for KDE4, following this blog entry, the story continue with a new powerfull search tool based on Marble Widget to be able to find pictures using a map.

The new digiKam search backend implemented by Marcel is already able to perform a search based on a rectangle area defined by GPS positions. Now, we need a suitable graphical interface for end users.

digiKam 0.9.4-beta5 release

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release 0.9.4-beta5. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.
digikam0.9.4-beta5
NEW FEATURES (since 0.9.3):

General : English words review in whole GUI by Oliver Dörr.
General : Updated internal CImg library to last stable 1.2.8 (released at 2008/04/18).
General : New search text filter for all metadata sidebar tabs.

digiKam at LGM 2008: a great event!

Libre Graphics Meeting at Wroclaw (Poland) have been a great event.

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digiKam wins TUX 2008 Readers Choice Award

digiKam has been awarded again as the TUX 2008 Readers' Choice Award in the category Favorite Digital Photo Management Tool.

We are very proud we received this prize, especially because it is a prize for which the users have voted.

TUX is the a magazine for the new Linux user and is dedicated to promoting and simplifying the use of Linux on the PC.

The team thanks all peoples who has voted for digiKam.

digiKam 0.9.4-beta4 release

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release 0.9.4-beta4. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge as well.
digikam0.9.4-beta4
NEW FEATURES (since 0.9.3):

General : Updated internal CImg library to last stable 1.2.8 (released at 2008/04/18).
General : New search text filter for all metadata sidebar tabs.

digiKam 0.9.4-beta3 release

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release 0.9.4-beta3. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge as well.
digikam0.9.4-beta3
NEW FEATURES (since 0.9.3):

General : Creation of tags simplified everywhere. Multiple Tags hierarchy can be created at the same time. Tags creation dialog re-designed.

digiKam : Google summer of code - call for students

As KDE is a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2008 (see this page for details) it would be great if we get some nice projects related to digiKam.

If you are a student interested in a paid summer internship with Google, mentored by members of the digiKam team, please get in contact with us now.

Important: Application deadline: April 7 2008

Possible projects are:

1/ Advanced image resize for image editor
==> KDE3 and KDE4

2/ New High Dynamic Range (HDR) plugin
==> KDE3 and KDE4

This could involve
- contrast masking

digiKam 0.9.4-beta2 release

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release 0.9.4-beta2. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge as well.

Note! This release works only with the latest libkdcraw and libkexiv2. You either have to compile them freshly from svn or wait a few days until the tarballs become available.

digikam0.9.4-beta2

NEW FEATURES (since 0.9.3):

General:

digiKam 0.9.4-beta1 release

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The digiKam development team is happy to release 0.9.4-beta1. The digiKam tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge as well.

Note! This release works only with the latest libkdcraw and libkexiv2. You either have to compile them freshly from svn or wait a few days until the tarballs become available.

NEW FEATURES:

General :
1. Color theme scheme are pervasively applied in graphical interfaces, giving digiKam a real Pro-look when dark schemes are selected.
1a. Color theme scheme can be changed from either Editor or LightTable.

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