|View, manage, edit, enhance, organize, tag, and share photographs.|
DigiKam supports import of photos from cameras, creation of albums, tagging with dates, subjects and other properties, and excellent search facilities. Please consult the manual for full details, including picture formats supported.
For those who find the DigiKam interface a tad too technical, ShowFoto gives access to the same tools, with a popular interface.
There is a short video tour here.
The section on Digital Asset Management is no longer on the web pages, but in the manual, which may be present on your installation as digikam-doc, or you can download a set of .pdf files, digikam.pdf, showfoto.pdf and kipi-plugins.pdf
The blog Open Source Photo Processing Comes of Age by rm42 highlights developments since the KDE 3 version, and provides a useful tour.
We have a growing collection of tutorials that will help you get more enjoyment and productivity from digikam. The Digikam tutorials page lists them with a brief comment on content.
|Click on thecategory at the bottom of this page to see a list of all available tutorials for Digikam and Showfoto.|
Transcribed from Dmitri Popov's blog, 26 September 2011
The trash has reached its maximum size! Cleanup the trash manuallyIf you receive this error message and emptying the Trash doesn’t help, then the following command may solve the problem:
In his blog of 22 October, 2011, Dmitri Popov writes:
"Good news for those who want to run the latest version of digiKam on Windows. The SourceForge repository now has a Windows installer of the latest digiKam version courtesy of Ananta Palani.
I tested the installer with a Windows 7 machine, it worked like a charm. While the installer makes it supremely easy to deploy digiKam on Windows, the application does have a few quirks. Most notably, the Windows version of digiKam cannot import photos directly from storage media or cameras, so you need to copy them to the hard disk using Windows’ own built-in image transfer tool, and then add the transferred photos to digiKam. The Trash feature doesn’t work either, but you can work around this issue by deleting photos instead of sending them to the trash. To be fair, though, these issues are not caused by digiKam itself, but are due to bugs in the underlying KDE libraries which the application relies on."