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The digiKam Team recently announced the 4.5.0 release of digiKam Software Collection with bug fixes and new optional dependencies for supporting Kipi plug-ins, face management, and geo-location maps.

“The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.5.0. This release includes bugs fixes and switch as optional some dependencies as libkipi, libkface, libkgeomap dedicated respectively to support Kipi plugins, Face management, and Geo-location maps. By this way we will be able to port digiKam to KF5/Qt5 step by step.”

-digiKam 4.5.0 release note

digiKam 4.5 in Ubuntu 14.10

Install / Upgrade to digiKam 4.5.0:

Thanks to Philip Johnsson, the 4.5.0 release has been made into PPA, but only available for Ubuntu 14.10 and derivatives.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit enter to run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

After that, you can upgrade digiKam by running “Software Updater”. Or just install it via the commands below:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

(Optional) To revert to previous version, install ppa-purge and purge the PPA via:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:philip5/extra

digikam 4.3.0 ubuntu 14.04

digiKam, an advanced digital photo management application for KDE, now is at version 4.3.0. The new release brings three new features and 144 bug fixes.

The new release includes some new features:

  • New option to display all non geo-located images from collections.
  • New notification event when kio-slave cannot be started. OSX event notifier is now used to dispatch notifications under Mac.
  • New action to exclude items without rating with items filter

There are also various bug fixes. See the official release note for details.

digiKam 4.3.0 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install digiKam 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Thanks to Philip Johnsson, the guy has built the latest packages into PPA, available for both (K)Ubuntu 14.04 KDE 4.13 (default version) and KDE 4.14 (upgrade through Kubuntu Backports PPA).

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, do:

1. For those who have upgrade to KDE 4.14.x through Kubuntu Team’s backports PPA, run below command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports

For those who are using the default KDE version (4.13), run below command instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

2. After added PPA, run update and install or upgrade digiKam:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

Install digiKam from PPA in Ubuntu 14.04

digikam 4.2.0 ubuntu 14.04

digiKam, open-source image organizer and tag editor, has reached version 4.2.0 one days ago on August 5th. The developer team announced in the website:

Dear digiKam fans and users,

The digiKam Team is proud to announce the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.2.0. This release includes important features to simplify photograph workflow :

These features have been introduced by Mohamed Anwer Google Summer of Code project which have been completed in time and judged ready for production.

As usual, we have worked hard to close your reported issues since the previous stable release 4.1.0. A list of the issues closed in digiKam 4.2.0 is available through the KDE Bugtracking System.

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Install / Upgrade to digiKam 4.2 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Besides building from the source tarball, you can upgrade digiKam through this third-party PPA.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one to add the PPA and install or upgrade digiKam in Ubuntu 14.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

If you’ve upgrade to KDE 4.14 through Kubuntu Backports PPA, run below commands instead to avoid dependencies issue.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

That’s it. Enjoy!

digikam 4.1.0 ubuntu 14.04

digiKam team has announced the release of digiKam Software Collection 4.1.0 one week ago, with many fixes since the stable v4.0.0. According to the announcement, the new release contains below changes:

  • A huge hack about face management feature have been processed. Some conditions introducing are now closed. Implementations in shared library libkface dedicated to detect and recognize faces are now more robust and suitable for production.
  • A new overlay have been add to all icon-view to indicate if items has geo-location information. This will help end users to find quickly in album which items use GPS coordinates.
  • Thumbnails now support large resolution monitor. Thumbs size can be expended to 512 instead 256 previously.

digiKam 4.1.0 Ubuntu 14.04

Install / Upgrade to digiKam 4.1.0:

digiKam 4.1.0 depends on the latest opencv 2.4.9 which is not yet available in Ubuntu repository. Fortunately, a third-party PPA, maintained by Philip Johnsson has built them for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS.

To add the PPA and install digiKam 4.1.0, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

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digikam 4.0 ubuntu 14.04

The digiKam team finally announced the release of digiKam 4.0.0, the open-source photo management software. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty via PPA.

digiKam 4.0 ubuntu 14.04

According to the release note, the new release include many new features introduced by completed GSoC 2013 projects:

  • A new tool dedicated to organize whole tag hierarchies. This new feature is relevant of GoSC-2013 project from Veaceslav Munteanu. Veaceslav has also implemented multiple selection and multiple drag-n-drop capabilities on Tags Manager and Tags View from sidebars, and the support for writing face rectangles metadata in Windows Live Photo format.
  • A new maintenance tool dedicated to parse image quality and auto-tags items automatically using Pick Labels. This tool is relevant to another GoSC-2013 project from Gowtham Ashok.
  • Showfoto thumbbar is now ported to Qt model/view in order to switch later full digiKam code to Qt5. This project is relevant to another GoSC-2013 project from Mohamed Anwer.
  • A lots of work have been done into Import tool to fix several dysfunctions reported since a very long time. For example, The status to indicate which item have been already downloaded from the device is back. Thanks to Teemu Rytilahti and Islam Wazery to contribute. All fixes are not yet completed and the game continue until the next beta release.
  • This release is now fully ported to Qt4 model-view and drop last Q3-Support classes. The last pending part was Image Editor Canvas ported and completed by Yiou Wang through this GoSC-2013 project. In the future, port to Qt5 will be easy and quickly done, when KDE 5 API will stabilized and released.
  • This release include also the multi-core CPU support for severals tools which require a lots of computing, as Sharpen, LocalContrast, Noise Reduction, and all visual effects tools.

Install digiKam 4.0 in Ubuntu 14.04:

Besides building the app from source, you can install it from a third party Kubuntu PPA in Trusty by running the commands below one by one in terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam