[Digikam-users] digikam 0.9.0-rc1 and digikamimageplugins 0.9.0-rc1 released

Achim Bohnet ach at mpe.mpg.de
Tue Nov 21 20:41:00 GMT 2006

The digiKam team is proud to announce the first release candidate of 
digiKam 0.9.0 and digiKamimageplugins 0.9.0.

The 0.9 series has been under heavy development since November 2005 and
offers you the opportunity to test and enjoy a variety of new features,
additions and improvements.

The source for digikam and digikamimageplugins 0.9.0-rc1 is available from:


Features in digikam 0.9-rc1


New features and bug fixes since beta3

	103255 : Add (not edit) EXIF headers like date, comment etc.
	91812  : Viewer/editor for IPTC meta data.
	136138 : set as album thumbnail doesn't change the icon immediately.
	135851 : Wish to view IPTC in different order.
	136162 : ISO Slider label is incorrectly labeled as "sensibility", should be sensitivity.
	133026 : Crashes on systems using hyperthreading.
	136260 : Awkward management of metadata and digikam-tags and comments.
	36769 : digiKam crashes when resetting Album icon (with no album selected).
	136749 : Tags are not kept with images when album is moved in album hierarchy.
	123623 : digiKam freezes or is very slow.
	96993  : Ability to view next next image in folder in showfoto.
	136643 : showfoto can open CRW, but not shown in file dialogue.
	137063 : Keyboard shortcut for 'paste' action not working.
	137461 : Typo croping must be cropping.
	137282 : Comments are lost when copying or moving a picture to another album.
	132805 : Crash when assinging keywords.
	137204 : Crash when applying IPTC data.
	135407 : Reproducible crash selecting photos from collection.
	136086 : Crash when saving any type of files.
	137612 : Showfoto doesn't refresh the photo preview when deleting a picture.
	dcraw implementation updated to version 8.41.

Digikam Movie Tour

There are four demonstration videos (Flash format) available highlighting some 
of the new features.

How to import a RAW file in 16 bits color depth into digiKam image editor 
using Color Management:

On the usage of the camera interface and how to add IPTC information to an 
image file:

On the new fast RAW file preview mode, the use of color profiles, image 
plugins supporting 16 bit and user interface improvements for all image 

How to use the black and white converter and the add border image plugin, 
again demonstrating user interface improvements and full 16 bit support:

How to help us

This release is a beta release, which means that we ask users to test this 
version of digiKam and report bugs.
If you have found a bug, please report it to the bug tracking system at 
bugs.kde.org. In a first step, confirm that there is not already a bug report 
for your problem. A list of open bug reports for digikam can be found at

and for digikamimageplugins at


General information on digikam and digikamimageplugins

digiKam is a digital photo management application for KDE,
focussed on importing, organizing and editing digital photos,
aimed at all types of users.

digiKam imageplugins enhance digiKam's image editor with
more than 2 dozen plugins that make correcting your photos easier.

WWW:  www.digikam.org
IRC:  irc.freenode.net - #digikam
MAIL: digikam-users at kde.org digikam-devel at kde.org

The digiKam team

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  a koan. Profound to the user, unintelligible to the uninitiated.
  You discover truth everytime you use it.
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