[Digikam-devel] draft for 0.9.2 release announcement

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 22:46:57 BST 2007

2007/6/19, Arnd Baecker <arnd.baecker at web.de>:
> Hi,
> Gilles asked me to write a text for the 0.9.2. release announcement...
> So below is a draft - comments are welcome!
> (Gerhard: if you are back, you can take over from here! ;-)
> Concerning the topics from the NEWS.0.9.2 file:
> this is a personal selection: feel free to suggest further
> ones (or topics which should be removed).
> The links are meant for the Web page, not for the submission
> on the mailing lists.
> Should it also be mentioned that libkexiv2 and libkdcraw
> have to be installed first?
> (I tend to no ;-)
> Achim, is the statement with the kubuntu packages ok
> (or should it better be removed - so that you don't feel
> pressurized ;-)?)
> Best, Arnd
> ---------------------------------------
> Final DigiKam 0.9.2 Release available
> Dear digiKam users,

the digiKam team is happy to announce a new release of the
> advanced digital photo management application for linux.
> In addition to various bug-fixes and improvements,
> several new features have been added.
> Some important improvements/changes are:
> - a light-table to quickly compare similar images side by side
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/222
> - Thumbnail size in the album view can be adjusted continuosly
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/218
> - Image Editor: reorganized menu structure
> - Image Editor: new pan tool
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=system/files&file=images/neweditorpantool.png
> - Image Editor: new Sharpness Editor (replacing Unsharp Mask, Refocus,
> Sharpen)
> - Image Plugins: completely rewritten Red Eyes Correction
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/212
> - Image Plugins: Color Effects pack: solarize, velvia (new), neon, edge
> - Image Plugins: improved Black & White converter
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/216
> - Image Plugins : Speed improvements forRestoration, Inpainting and
>   Blowup (update of the CImg library to 1.1.9)
>   http://www.digikam.org/?q=node/215
> - several keyboard shortcuts have changed to comply with KDE guidelines
> - New dependency to libkdcraw to decode RAW file (uses dcraw 8.60 inside)
> For more information and resolved issues
> please consult NEWS.0.9.2 and the Changelog.
> The digiKam developer team would like to thank
> everyone who has helped by testing, bug reports, bug fixes,
> and suggestions for improvements!
> The tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.

The link is here :


Shared libraries require by digiKam have been updated :





Kubuntu packages will be available on short notice here (thanks to Achim).

and put some generic information at end for new users :


digiKam is a digital photo management application for KDE, which makes
importing, organizing, and searching digital photos a "snap".

The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically,
by directory layout or by custom collections.

An easy to use interface is provided that enables you to connect to your
camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. digiKam includes too
an image editor for image corrections and manipulations whitch can be
extended by plugins.

digiKam support all camera RAW file formats, 16 bits color depth,
Exif/Makernote/IPTC/GPS metadata, Color management, tagging/rating/comments
pictures, etc.

*Showfoto* is a stand alone digiKam image editor version. It's support too
digiKam image editor plugins framework.

digiKam uses 2 plugin frameworks for additional functionalities:

-KipiPlugins (main interface).
-DigikamImagePlugins (Image Editor and Showfoto).

See the related project pages for more informations:


Online documentations:



- Please, use the digiKam mailing-list for all comments:

*digikam-users at kde dot org*
*digikam-devel at kde dot org*

- Please, use KDE Bug Tracking System for Wishes, and Bugs report:





All he rest is fine for me.

The mailing lists where this email must be posted are given below :

* digikam-users at kde.org
* digikam-devel at kde.org
* kde-extra-gear at kde.org
* kde-announce at kde.org

Thanks Arnd, for this announce !

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