How to run different digikam versions on teh same machine?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Wed Aug 16 10:08:40 BST 2017

2 solutions :

1/ use a different account and setup the 2nd database settings.

2/ use the CLI arguments with AppImage. You can pass argument on
command line to AppImage for digiKam. There are 2 one for you :

--database-directory <dir>
--config <config>

For details, use "help" argument with AppImage executable.

Gilles Caulier

2017-08-16 10:32 GMT+02:00 fotografie <fotografie at>:
> Hello,
> one simple question:
> I work with Linux Mint and use digikam 5,60 appimage and now I want to
> use digikam 5,70 appimage although.
> But because of "safety reasons" I don't want digikam 5.70 use the same
> database as digikam 5.6.
> How to do that? As far as I know I had a problem when using digikam 5.40
> and 5.60. When I started 5.60 the first time it automatically used the
> 5.40 database.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Best regards Ulf

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