digiKam 5.9.0 Released with Various Fixes (Appimage)

March 25, 2018 — 1 Comment

digiKam 5.6.0

Open source photo management software digikam 5.9.0 was released a day ago with lots of bug fixes and improvements.

“Following the release of 5.8.0 published in January, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.9.0 of the digiKam Software Collection. In this last version of 5.x, we has focused all developements to close bugs.”

Changes in digiKam 5.9.0 include:

  • Many small fixes has been commited over XMP sidecar support
  • Fixes to Mysql database schema migration which can introduce errors while converting old database files generated with digiKam 4.x.
  • Small fixes to group and ungroup operations done by end users in icon-view while cataloging items.

How to Install / Run digikam 5.9.0 in Ubuntu:

So far there’s no PPA repository maintaining the latest digikam packages for Ubuntu. The easiest way to run it is using the Appimage:

Download digKiam (.appimage)

Select download i386.appimage or x86-64.appimage for 32-bit or 64-bit systems. Then run it to launch digiKam after making it executable:

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One response to digiKam 5.9.0 Released with Various Fixes (Appimage)

  1. Hello,
    I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 and wanted to use the lasted imageapp of Digikam 64 bit.
    It does work but does not integrate, i wish it would though, so it becomes searchable in gnome etc. Is there anyway to have it integrated like the other imageapps i use, or is this behaviour only happening to me? maybe i have am error?

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