digiKam 4.14.0 Released, PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04


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.

digiKam 5.0 beta splash screen

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 

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install digikam