[Digikam-users] Re: Any interests in Digikam 2.0 packages and digikam PPA?

Philip Johnsson philip.johnsson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 18:53:11 BST 2011

New updated packages of Digikam 2.0 beta4 is now available on my
kubuntu-backports PPA for Maverick. The packages are rebuilds to use OpenCV
2.2 instead of OpenCV 2.1. OpenCV is the backend for face detection and
recognition. I'm not sure of any improvements with the update more than
hopefully newer is better...  The updated version of OpenCV supports OpenEXR
images how or if it matters in Digikam when it comes to this feature I'm not
sure of.

Make sure that you get the libcvaux2.2-data package installed too (you
should get it installed automatically) as it's now the package that contain
haarcascades that are used to make face detection and recognition. Without
it nothing will happen if you try to run the face detection features in

Happy digikaming!


On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/4/8 Philip Johnsson <philip.johnsson at gmail.com>:
> > I have now uploaded Digikam 2.0 beta4 packages for *ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)
> on
> > my "extra" PPA on Launchpad. With Natty you won't need all the special
> > backport PPAs as Natty have what is needed to build Digikam 2.0 but so
> far
> > you only need my "extra" PPA.
> >
> > As before the Digikam 2.0 beta4 packages are named digikam2,
> kipi-plugins2
> > and showfoto2 and will conflict with the stable Digikam 1.9. To make face
> > detection and recognition to work make sure that you update the opencv
> > packages in the "extra" PPA too as they are fixed so they support face
> > detection features as they should (if anyone wonders why they need to be
> > updated too).
> >
> > Happy digikaming on Natty!
> >
> > /Philip
> Thanks very much!
> Will try it later.
> / Jonas
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