[Digikam-users] kipi-plugins 0.2.0-beta5 release for KDE4...

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 19:09:02 CET 2008

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The Kipi development team is happy to release the 5th KDE4 beta version of
plugins for digiKam. The tarball can be downloaded from SourceForge at this


To compile this KDE4 version, you need libkexiv2, libkdcraw, and libkipi for
KDE4. These libraries are now included in KDE core with kdegraphic

With this new release, a new plugin named SmugExport is born. It's dedicated
to export images to SmugMug web service <http://www.smugmug.com/>.

A new plugin have been added to batch convert RAW camera images to Adobe DNG
container (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Negative_(file_format)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Negative_%28file_format%29>for
details). To be able to compile this plugin, you need last libkdcraw
from svn trunk (will be released with KDE 4.2). To extract libraries source
code from svn, look at this page for details :


Another tool is also available to batch remove red eyes automatically. it's
based on OpenCV library.

For others depencies, consult the README file. There are also optional
depencies to enable some plugins as libxml2 for HTLMExport or OpenGL for
SlideShow tool.

With this new release, Kipi-plugins is now compilable under Windows using
MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++. Precompiled packages are available with
KDE-Windows installer. See http://windows.kde.org/ for details.


General                 : Port to CMake/KDE4/QT4.
General                 : all plugins can be compiled natively under
Microsoft Windows.
JPEGLossLess     : XMP metadata support.
RAWConverter      : XMP metadata support.
TimeAdjust           : XMP metadata support.
MetadataEdit        : XMP metadata support with EXIF, IPTC, and Comments
editor to sync XMP tags.
MetadataEdit        : IPTC Editor dialog is more compliant with IPTC.org
MetadataEdit        : IPTC Editor add the capability to set multiple values
for a tag.
SendImages         : Complete re-write of emailing tool.
GPSSync             : New tool to edit GPS track list using googlemaps.
RAWConverter      : Raw files are decoded in 16 bits color depth using same
auto-gamma and auto-white methods provided by dcraw with 8 bits color depth
RAW image decoding.
SlideShow            : Now filenames, captions and progress indicators can
have transparent backgrounds with OpenGL SlideShow as well.
SlideShow            : Added thumbnails into image list.
SlideShow            : Now you can play your favourite music during
DNGConverter      : New plugin to convert RAW camera image to Digital
NeGative (DNG)
RemoveRedEyes  : New plugin to remove red eyes in batch. Tool is based on
OpenCV library.
Calendar              : Ported to QT4/KDE4.
Calendar              : Support RAW images.
AcquireImages     : Under Windows, TWAIN interface is used to scan image
using flat scanner.
SlideShow           : Normal effects are back.
SlideShow           : New effect "Cubism".
SlideShow           : Added support for RAW images.
DNGConverter     : plugin is now available as a stand alone application.
SlideShow           : New effect "Mosaic"
PrintWizard         : Ported to QT4/KDE4
PrintWizard         : Added a new option to skip cropping, the image is
scaled automatically.
RemoveRedEyes : Added an option to preview the correction of the currently
selected image.
SmugExport : New plugin to export images to a remote SmugMug web service (

Kipi-plugins BUG FIXING from B.K.O (http://bugs.kde.org):

001 ==> 135451 : GPSSync            : Improve the gui of the gpssync plugin.
002 ==> 135386 : GPSSync            : Show track on the google map.
003 ==> 149497 : GPSSync            : Geolocalization kipi plugin does not
work with non-jpeg file types.
004 ==> 145746 : GPSSync            : Do not recreate thumbs when
geolocalizing images.
005 ==> 134299 : SimpleViewer   : Read orientation of image from EXIF.
006 ==> 158792 : GPSsync             : Plugin do not working with Canon RAW
007 ==> 165078 : GPSSync            : GPS correlator does not show
008 ==> 165278 : GPSSync            : Geotagging dialog doesn't display all
009 ==> 150076 : SlideShow          : Playing music during a slideshow
010 ==> 172283 : SlideShow          : SlideShow crashes host application
011 ==> 172337 : SlideShow          : Slideshow enhancements by ken-burns
012 ==> 173276 : SlideShow          : digikam crashs after closing
013 ==> 172910 : GalleryExport      : Gallery crash (letting crash digiKam)
with valid data and url.
014 ==> 161855 : GalleryExport      : Remote Gallery Sync loses password.
015 ==> 154752 : GalleryExport      : Export to Gallery2 seems to fail, but
in fact works.
016 ==> 157285 : SlideShow          : digiKam advanced slideshow not working
with Canon RAWs.
017 ==> 175316 : GPSSync            : digiKam crashes when trying to enter
gps data.
018 ==> 169637 : MetadataEdit : EXIF Data Editing Error.
019 ==> 174954 : HTMLExport : Support for remote urls.
020 ==> 176640 : MetadataEdit : Wrong reference to website.
021 ==> 176749 : TimeAdjust : Incorrect time/date setting with digiKam.
022 ==> 165370 : GPSSync : crash when saving geocoordinates.
023 ==> 165486 : GPSSync : Next and Previous photo button for editing
geolocalization coordinates.
024 ==> 175296 : GPSSync : Geolocalization a handy gui to manage all about
025 ==> 152520 : MetadataEdit : Unified entry of metadata.
026 ==> 135320 : Calendar : Calendar year do not match locale.
027 ==> 116970 : Calendar : New calendar generator plugin features.

For more informations, please consult www.digikam.org and
kipi-plugins.orgweb sites.

Best Regards

Gilles Caulier
digiKam team
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