|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.
Managing your Photos
The Image Editor
The Camera Interface
The Light Table
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.
Dmitri Popov writes blogs about using Digikam, and has given us permission to reproduce them. Please remember that the images used are still copyright. Currently we have:
- Install digiKam on Windows explaining the use of the Windows installer and providing a link to a tutorial for those who prefer to compile the latest version.
- Exposure Blending deals with those difficult, high contrast photographs.
- Lens Distortion helps you correct those inevitable distortions.
- The Local Contrast Tool deals with photographs where specific areas are under- or over-exposed.
- Batch Renaming of Photos suggests ways to automate naming your photos that improve cataloging them.
- Watermark Photos tells how to use batch processing to add watermarks to your images.
- The Levels Adjustment Tool adjusts brightness and contrast.
- Convert RAW Files to DNG with DNGConverter will be of interest to users of high-end cameras.
- Convert Photos to Black and White with digiKam shows you the tools for quick results.
- Sieve through Photos with digiKam’s Light Table Tool is perfect for comparing a series of photographs to find the best one for your purpose.
- Geotag Photos with Open GPS Tracker and digiKam tells how to get GPS data into your images' metadata.
Mohamed Malik also blogs about Digikam. Here are some of them:
- Optimise DigiKam’s Performance..and increase productivity
- Adding Textures To Your Images Using DigiKam Some images look a little flat and benefit from the addition of a texture.
A collection PDF of Mohamed Malik's Digikam tutorials is available from this site.