Soft Proofing in digiKam

Soft proofing is a technique which allows you to see what the photo will look like when printed using a specific printer and photo media (paper, canvas, etc.) without actually printing the photo. Many professional photo processing applications support soft proofing, and digiKam is no exception.

To make this feature work in digiKam, you need to specify color profiles for your display and the output device (e.g., printer). But before you do that, you need to obtain the ICC color profile for your specific printer and print media.

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digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 Release Candidate is out...

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Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the candidate release of digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0.

Simulate a Faded Effect in digiKam

Sometimes the best way to spice up a photo is to make it look faded, and digiKam makes it supremely easy to achieve this effect.

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Simple Toning in digiKam

Adding a dash of color tint to a black and white photo can often produce a dramatic effect, and digiKam does have a handful of toning filters for you to try.

But you are not limited to the built-in filters: using digiKam's editing tools, you can easily tint photos using whatever color you like.

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digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 beta3 is out...

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Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the 3rd digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 beta release!

digiKam Recipes 3.9.33 Released

The new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Tethered Shooting with digiKam
  • Soft Proofing in digiKam

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Tethered Shooting with digiKam

While digiKam won't rival dedicated software for tethered shooting, you can use the application's Import interface to trigger the connected camera and instantly fetch photos from it. This functionality can come in handy when you want to have an instant preview of photos you take on a large screen.

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digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 beta2 is out...

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Dear all digiKam fans and users!

digiKam team is proud to announce the 2nd digiKam Software Collection 2.6.0 beta release!

digiKam Recipes 3.9.31 Released

Besides a handful of minor tweaks, the new version of the digiKam Recipes ebook includes the following new material:

  • Prevent Photos in digiKam from Disappearing
  • Simple Color Toning
  • Simulate a Washed Out Effect

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Prevent Photos in digiKam from Disappearing

Versioning in digiKam provides an excellent mechanism for non-destructive editing, but it does have a tiny quirk that can be a bit confusing if you are not aware of it.

With the Versioning feature enabled, digiKam automatically displays only the most recent version of a photo and hides all the previous revisions, including the original file. This functionality helps to avoid clutter in the main thumbnail view, but this creature comfort can also cause panic when you all of a sudden can’t find the original photos. Continue to read

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