Digikam/Adding Borders To Your Photos

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Adding Borders to your Photos

Transcribed from Mohamed Malik's blog, 7 March 2011

Many people add borders to their images, since they make the image look better and stand out unique. digiKam makes this very easy and simple!

There are two ways to apply image borders in digiKam

Method 1

Select the photo that you want to apply a border to and click F4 on the keyboard. This will take you to the editor view. From there select Decorate -> Add Border.

You will be presented with many options.

One option is the Solid Color. This option gives you many colors that you can choose from.

The color options are

  • Forty Colors
  • Oxygen Colors
  • Rainbow Colors
  • Royal Colors
  • Web Colors
  • Named Colors

You can change the hue, saturation and value of any color and add it to your list of custom colors. See screen capture below. (These images can be clicked for larger views)


Digikam Borders2 1.jpg


When you are done press OK.

If you prefer predefined textures to apply as borders you can select from the available options menu, which gives many choices.


Copyright M.Malik


If you choose this option then you can choose the first color and second color. First color is the color that you will see in the inner area, where as second color is the color you will see on the outer area. See screen capture:


Copyright M.Malik


When you are done press OK.

Method 2

Method 1 is very useful when to test the feature and try to get a border that really suits your needs. However if you have many images that you want to apply borders to, then the batch queue manager would be the best option. Select all the images that you want to apply borders and click Ctrl + B on the keyboard and the Batch Queue Manager appears.

Drag and Drop the Add Border tool to the list of assigned tools and set your preferences select a target folder then click Run (Ctrl + P).

See screen capture below:


Digikam borders-5.jpg

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