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digiKam 4.14.0, the last stable release of the 4.x series, has been released. The next 5.0.0 release with Qt5 and KF5 support is on the way.

In this release, OpenCV 3.x is now supported for face management and others tools based on OpenCV algorithm. Some work have been done about overlay icon to improve usability. Icons are now re-sized accordingly with thumbnail sizes, and a new icon have been add to quickly run slideshow in full-screen mode.

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How to install / upgrade digikam in Ubuntu:

Open terminal from the Application Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, run below commands one by one to get the latest digiKam from Philip Johnsson’s PPA.

1. Choose a PPA to add to your system.

For Ubuntu 14.04 with Kubuntu Backports PPA added, run command to add PPA:

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

For Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 15.04 with default KDE libraries, use below command instead:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra 

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2. Update system repository cache and install/upgrade digiKam:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

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digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 has been released recently with a huge bugs fixed. KDE Frameworks 5 port is planed to be completed before end of this year.

Philip Johnsson is maintaining PPAs with latest digiKam packages for current Ubuntu releases (e.g., Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.04). It’s easy to install or upgrade the software in supported Ubuntu releases via below steps:

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1. For (K)Ubuntu 15.04 and (K)Ubuntu 14.04 with default KDE, open terminal emulator from app launcher and run below command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

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2. For (K)Ubuntu 14.04 who has upgrade to KDE 4.14 via Kubuntu Backports PPA, add another PPA instead:

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

3. After adding one of previous PPAs, upgrade digiKam through your package manager after reload system cache. Or run below commands one by one in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam

4. (Optional) To downgrade digiKam to the default version available in system repository, install ppa-purge and purge the PPA:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:philip5/extra

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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!