Digikam provides advanced functionality to manage your photos. You can view your photos in chronological order, or classify the photos in different albums, there is also the possibility to organize your photos with the localization they were taken.
Moreover, Digikam also provide multiple search features, you can do a simple keyword search, but also advanced search on the metadata and even some fuzzy search, where you draw a pattern and Digikam try to find matching photos. Digikam can also found duplicate in your library.
Digikam can also display the Exif information of your photo.
对于那些觉得 DigiKam 界面过于技术向的人，ShowFoto 给于了一个常见流行的界面来访问同样的工具。
rm42 的 blog 开源码照片处理的新纪元突出自 KDE 3版本以来的发展，提供了一份有用的预览。
一个帮助用户使用digikam的教程集还在不断增加内容，Digikam 教程页面 给出了带简介的列表。
Useful digiKam Tricks
Transcribed from Dmitri Popov's blog, 26 September 2011
- To quickly adjust thumbnail size in the Album view, press and hold the Ctrl key, then use the mouse scroll wheel to make the thumbnails larger or smaller.
- With the feature enabled, digiKam automatically hides originals and displays the latest modified versions of the photos. For example, if you process a NEF file and save it in the JPEG format, digiKam hides the original RAW file and shows only the JPEG photo. To disable this feature, choose and make sure that the option in the In main view section is enabled. To keep things tidy, you can then group the original and all its versions. To do this, select the photos you want to group, right-click on the selection, and choose .
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:
- Need to quickly locate all untagged photos? In digiKam, expand the left sidebar, and press the button. In the window, tick the check box and press to run the search.
- Instead of the conventional thumbnail view, digiKam lets you map your photos on a globe. Choose , and you should see photos from the current album mapped on the 3-D globe. You can then use the mouse to rotate the globe and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Obviously, the Map view displays only geotagged photos.
Digikam is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS. For Linux, you can find Digikam in your distribution repository or you can also download Digikam as an AppImage.
For Windows and MacOS, you can download Digikam binary on the digiKam website download page.
Beta version and source code are also available on the digiKam website download page.
There is a lot of tutorials about using Digikam. These tutorials are taken from Dmitri Popov and Mohamed Malik blogs about using Digikam, and have given us permission to reproduce them.