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KPhotoAlbum is a image and video manager with focus on sorting your images and videos.


The development of KPhotoAlbum started in 2003 with the name KimDaBa (for K image Data Base) by Jesper Pedersen[1]. KiPi support was added in 2004[2]. In 2006, Tuomas Suutari a sponsored [google summer of code student], implemented a new sql based database.

In July 2007, KPhotoAlbum started to being ported to KDE 4[3]. The porting finished in May 2009[4]

In 2014, an android version was released[5]. A video of the android version is available in youtube.

In 2016, KPhotoAlbum was ported to qt5/kf5[6].

Stable releases are always announced on our news page.

Getting started

For an introduction, take the 3 minute KPhotoAlbum tour or see the Videos at KPhotoAlbum's Homepage. FAQ have their own page. A KPhotoAlbum handbook is available as a PDF and on-line version.

On first start select one and only one root folder of your files. See FAQ for more about root folder. KPhotoAlbum saves its own files into this same folder. Config file might be in ~.config/kphotoalbumrc.

KPhotoAlbum supports all the normal image and video formats including raw formats produced by most digital cameras and scanners (using dcraw to do the decoding). It is also possible to use the thumbnails embedded in raw images (that are usually of decent size and quality) for fast viewing so there is no need to decode the whole raw image.

Getting KPhotoAlbum

Source packages, binaries for various distros, and snapshots are available from the project Download page.

Installation Instructions

If you need help to install KPhotoAlbum, look at this tutorial about how to install KDE software.

There is a Android client of KPhotoAlbum. It is not "a stand alone application, but rather a viewer for your existing database running on the desktop".

KPhotoAlbum on Live systems

KPhotoAlbum is available in Neon:

  • User Edition has the latest release
  • Developer Edition (stable branch) has the 5.x branch.
    Most of the time, this should be the same as unstable, but when new features are developed they only arrive in stable after the roughest edges have been smoothed out.
  • Developer Edition (unstable branch) has the master branch of kphotoalbum.

Extending KPhotoAlbum

  • Patches and features awaiting approval or implementation - Please use for that.
  • Some useful scripts are shipped with KPhotoAlbum in the contrib directory.

Help develop KPhotoAlbum

If you are interested in helping the KPhotoAlbum development or related projects, please look at this project page. Or, if you have an idea for a feature, please see the Feature Requests section, below.

Known Bugs and feature requests

See the list of Known Bugs and workarounds in KPhotoAlbum.

Please use marking the report as a "Wish".

New Ideas for Future Versions

If you have a new idea for KPhotoAlbum and think that is not the right place for it, use one of the communication channels listed on the pages.

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