[Digikam-users] digikam 0.9 @ heise.de

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Fri Dec 22 17:45:18 GMT 2006

Dear all,

also heise-online heard about the recent release of digikam,
"""Linux-Bildverwaltung digiKam auf Profikurs"""

Babelfish's translation is, well, fun to read ;-).
So based on this an *approximate* translation
for the non-German speaking readers:

Linux photo management  digiKam on professional course

The producers of Linux photo management digiKam quickly pushed
version 0.9.0 under the Christmas tree. It
promises interesting functions for organizing and working on photos.

DigiKam organizes pictures by hierarchical albums and a likewise
hierarchical category system for the keywords.
Version 0.9.0 writes these keywords
and other data when desired in the IPTC header of the files, among them
the date, copyright information and evaluation. Thus also
external applications to the information can access, if they make use
of IPTC.

Also the other way round digiKam when importing new pictures the
IPTC and EXIF header are interpreted and from this automatically
categories and other database entries are obtained.
Using GPS data the photos can be indicated also geographically on a map.

Picture editors will be pleased  about the new KipiPlugin
interface as well as by the plugin based RAW converter.
The photos can be manipulated
without having to reduce the depth of shade of 16 to 8 bits per channel.
With the correction gradation curves, a channel mixer as well as
a color temperature automatic controller help.

Various retouching tools care about  distortions, vignettierung, red
eyes, disturbing objects or promise careful sharpening and scaling
techniques from the CImg library. The lcms Farbmanagement is to ensure
a reliable representation by ICC profiles (atr/c't)

Best, Arnd

P.S.: Don't read the forum there, it will just boil
down to the usual Windows vs. Linux flameware, especially
on a Friday ;-)

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