digiKam Software Collection 3.2.0 is out..

digiKam3.2.0

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the 3.2.0 release of digiKam Software Collection. This version include a new album interface display mode named list-view. Icon view can be switched to a flat item list, where items can be sorted by properties columns as in a simple file manager. Columns can be customized to show file, image, metadata, or digiKam properties.

Sharpening in digiKam

The Sharpen tool in digiKam offers three sharpening methods: simple sharp, unsharp mask, and refocus. Each method has its advantages and drawbacks. The simple sharp technique uses a standard convolution matrix algorithm to improve image details. If you are curious about the nitty-gritty of the convolution matrix, the GIMP documentation provides a brief description of the algorithm.

Using the Refocus sharpening method

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digiKam Software Collection 3.2.0-beta2 is out..

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Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the second beta release of digiKam Software Collection 3.2.0. This version currently under development, include a new album interface display mode named list-view. Icon view can be switched to a flat item list, where items can be sorted by properties columns as in a simple file manager. Columns can be customized to show file, image, metadata, or digiKam properties. This list-view mode is not yet fully completed and need to be review by users.

Dealing with Bugs in digiKam

Bugs are inevitable in complex software, and digiKam is no exception. So what should you do when you've discovered a bug in your favorite photo management application? As a non-programmer, the best thing you can do is to file the bug with the KDE bug tracking system (digiKam is managed as part of the KDE project). Submitting bugs can be considered a tedious task, but this greatly helps the developers to improve digiKam, and the KDE bug tracking system makes it relatively easy to file bugs and issues.

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digiKam Software Collection 3.2.0-beta1 is out..

digiKam-listview

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the first beta release of digiKam Software Collection 3.2.0. This version currently under development, include a new album interface display mode named list-view. Icon view can be switched to a flat item list, where items can be sorted by properties columns as in a simple file manager. Columns can be customized to show file, image, metadata, or digiKam properties. This list-view mode is not yet fully completed and need to be review by users.

Create a Bleach Bypass Effect in digiKam

Using tools available in digiKam, you can simulate a number of effects, including bleach bypass. This effect produces a desaturated high-contrast image. Creating the bleach bypass effect in digiKam is done in two simple steps.

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digiKam Software Collection 3.1.0 is out...

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

After one month since 3.0.0 release, digiKam team is proud to announce the digiKam Software Collection 3.1.0, as bug-fixes release. digiKam 3.x versions include GoSC 2012 projects listed here.

With this release several internal patches have been applied to increase source code stability. digiKam team has used Coverity SCAN tool to parse whole implementation and fix in-deep bugs. Also, MAC-OSX support have been improved and crashes under this platform have been hacked.

Basic RAW Processing in digiKam

For this project, we'll use a photo of the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain. The photo was taken with a Canon PowerShot S90 camera, and the RAW file exhibits several obvious flaws, including visible barrel distortion, underexposed areas, and noise. In other words, this particular RAW file is perfect for tweaking in digiKam.

Configuring RAW decoding

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Export Photos from digiKam via DLNA

Need to quickly push photos in digiKam to a device on the same network? Provided the device supports DLNA, you can do this using the DLNAExport Kipi plugin. Choose Export ? Export via DLNA to open the DLNA Export wizard. From the Choose the implementation drop-down list, select either HUPnP API or miniDLNA. Both options have their advantages and drawbacks.

Using the DLNA Export Kipi plugin

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digiKam Recipes 3.11.01 Released

A new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook is available for download. The following material has been added since version 3.9.39:

  • Create a Bleach Bypass Effect
  • Export Photos via DLNA
  • Process Film Negatives
  • Calibrate and Profile Monitor for Use with digiKam
  • Use Photoshop Curve Presets with digiKam
  • Import Photos from a Remote Server into digiKam

As usual, the new release features minor fixes and improvements. Continue to read

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