KDE 4 Tour: digiKam 0.10

[ Tuesday, 26 February 2008, Bastion ]

digiKam is a fantastic KDE application used to sort, arrange and manipulate digital photographs. It features: fetching pictures from a camera, cataloguing and complex editing. It also enables you to add comments to photos, tag them and rate your collection.

Author: Korneliusz Jarzebski

digiKam uses highly extensible Kipi architecture. Thanks to this, adding new features to the program is a breeze.

The digiKam picture editor is now a really specialized tool. It can be used for basic correction of your photographs. It features a handy tool for eliminating red-eyes effect. It can be used to manipulate contrast, brightness, color balanse, normalizing, rotating, resizing and cropping images. It also enables a few special effects that can be applied on your photos.

About dialog

digiKam 0.10-cvs

digiKam 0.10 is not only a port of the application to KDE 4. It also brings a few new features. One of them is Timeline applet (known from GNOME’s F-spot), which sorts the pictures basing on the creation date.


Another interesting feature (although in digiKam since version 0.9.1) is its integration with Google Maps. This makes it simple to label each photo with the exact location where it was taken (just like on Flickr or Picasa web sites).


Google Maps interation

Configuration of digiKam

digiKam is highly configurable. Instead of describing all the configuration options, here are some screenshots so that you can see it yourself. Enjoy!

This article has been originally published on /dev/jarzebski blog. It has been translated and reprinted with author’s permission.

About the Author

Korneliusz Jarzębski

Free software enthusiast, KDE fan. Author of a popular blog: /dev/jarzebski (in Polish). Contributes to PolishLinux.org since October 2007.

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