[Digikam-devel] draft for 0.9.2 release announcement
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 09:28:59 BST 2007
2007/6/20, Arnd Baecker <arnd.baecker at web.de>:
> Here is an updated text with a couple of modifications
> (keep corrections coming, I intend to send this out this afternoon ;-).
> (( Note that the links in the first part are only meant
> for the web-page announcement, otherwise the text
> gets too cluttered for the mailing list))
> Achim: kubuntu package ok?
and Angelo, Mandriva packages ?
Gerhard: if you are back, do you want to post the announcement?
I will try to contact Gerhard at home by phone today...
(I am not subscribed to kde-extra-gear at kde.org and
> kde-announce at kde.org, but presumably Gilles could simply forward
> my mail..)
Yes, of course if necessary...
> 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
Instead my blog, perhaps it's better to link on the new Light Table
screenshot page :
and the Tour movies page :
For this last one, i would to see some contributions from users to provide
new movies of digiKam in action...
- Thumbnail size in the album view can be adjusted continuously
> - Image Editor: reorganized menu structure
> - Image Editor: new pan tool
> - Image Editor: new Sharpness Editor (replacing Unsharp Mask, Refocus,
> - DigikamImagePlugins have been merged into digiKam
> - Image Plugins: completely rewritten Red Eyes Correction
> - Image Plugins: Color Effects pack: solarize, velvia (new!), neon, edge
> - Image Plugins: improved Black & White converter
> - Image Plugins : Speed improvements for Restoration, Inpainting and
> Blowup (update of the CImg library to 1.1.9)
> - 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 digiKam team
> Download and installation
> The tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge.
> Shared libraries required by digiKam have been updated:
> Kubuntu packages will be available on short notice here (thanks to Achim).
> Note, that the formerly separate DigikamImagePlugins
> have been merged into digiKam.
> For new users: What is digiKam?
> 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 also
> an image editor for image corrections and manipulations which can be
> extended by plugins.
> digiKam supports 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 also supports the digiKam image editor plugins framework.
> digiKam uses 2 plugin frameworks for additional functionalities:
> - KipiPlugins (main interface).
> - DigikamImagePlugins (Image Editor and Showfoto).
> Note that these plugins are now integrated in the digikam source.
> See the related project pages for more informations:
> Online documentation
> Comments, wishes and bug reports
> 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 Bug reports:
And perhaps just 2 words about Freenode IRC channels :
> Digikam-devel mailing list
> Digikam-devel at kde.org
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