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.

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fold this thread migatopio  Tuesday, 26 February 2008 o godz. 1:46 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +4

wo need windows software? hehehe

domestic users need software like this… KDE’s developers know it and people are working hard to get a good OS.

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fold this thread JJMacey  Wednesday, 27 February 2008 o godz. 4:07 am #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

Hi All,

I’m thinking of coming back to the KDE Desktop. I used it with SuSE, switched to Ubuntu, then ran GNOME, and still do with Linux Mint Daryna.

What I am looking is to record my Desktop – I use recordMyDesktop now – but add “slides” to the result. I’ve got a lot of YouTube videos out there showing Linux Beryl, and compiz-fusion 3D Desktops.

But, want to add intros, or other comments to the videos.

Let me know if KDE will do this for me. Thanks in advance for any response.

Phoenix, Arizona

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fold this thread Dweeberkitty  Friday, 21 March 2008 o godz. 12:58 am #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

recordMyDesktop will work equally well with both Gnome and KDE.

fold this thread Vikram  Wednesday, 27 February 2008 o godz. 5:14 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

I love digikam and have been using it for over 2 years. Its really easy to use and for me the batch image manipulation features is very important.


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fold this thread Jean-Marc  Thursday, 28 February 2008 o godz. 10:26 am #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

@JJMacey: I use Wink [1] and like it a lot. Try it out.

[1] http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

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fold this thread Dunedan  Thursday, 20 March 2008 o godz. 7:09 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +2

I would rather like to see a marble integration in digikam, than a integration of Google Maps, because Marble would have two benefits:
a) it works also without an internet connection
b) it uses free map data and there’s not a profit-orientated company behind it.

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fold this thread mikmach  Friday, 21 March 2008 o godz. 12:56 am #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

Marble integration is one of digiKam ideas for GSoc. We will see if anyone will pick it up.

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fold this thread dashcloud  Wednesday, 11 June 2008 o godz. 2:32 pm #  Add karma Subtract karma  +0

I believe Digikam does in fact have Marble integration- see http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/306 and check the digikam mailing lists for more information.

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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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