[digiKam-users] Please could somebody help me with some FPX files.

Budge ajebay at errichel.co.uk
Sat Nov 14 16:58:20 GMT 2020

Hi Maik,
Should have been able to work that out but very new with digiKam.  
Adding fpx was easy.  Sadly it has crashed digiKam and I cannot get it to start again for more than a split second.  
The first fpx image thumbnail flashed up before the whole thing crashed again.

I tried removing the fpx subdirectory and starting over with only one file in the fpx subdirectory but digiKam crashes every time when I select that directory. 

I tried using the debug assistant but it wouldn't proceed even though I tried reloading backtrace and seeking to install debugging apps.

If you can help further please advise.

On 14/11/2020 16:25, Maik Qualmann wrote:
> Add "fpx" as image mime-type in digiKam Setup under View-> MIME-Types.
> Maik
> Am Samstag, 14. November 2020, 17:20:43 CET schrieb Budge:
>> Hi Gilles,
>> Many thanks again.  After libfpx and ImageMagic from source I have been able
>> to open the .fpx files and Magick commands work as expected.  What I have
>> no been able to do is open the files in digiKam.  I have put a sample
>> directory in the required album subfolder but I cannot open the
>> subdirectory or see the pictures. Have I missed a switch or setting
>> somewhere to enable the IM support? Regards,
>> Budge
>> On 13/11/2020 12:51, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>>> ... and digiKam has a ImageMAgick image loader, so if your IM is
>>> compiled with libfpx support, images will be visible in digiKam
>>> automatically.
>>> Best
>>> Gilles Caulier
>>> Le ven. 13 nov. 2020 à 13:39, Stuart T Rogers
>>> <stuart at stella-maris.org.uk> a écrit :
>>>> Just out of interest I had a look around and found that ImageMagick
>>>> should support this format using libfpx. You may need to search around
>>>> for libfpx and compile it from what I've seen.
>>>> Stuart
>>>> On 13/11/2020 11:24, Gilles Caulier wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> If you can share some FPX files through the cloud, we can certainly
>>>>> take a look at them
>>>>> Best
>>>>> Gilles Caulier
>>>>> Le ven. 13 nov. 2020 à 12:22, Budge <ajebay at errichel.co.uk> a écrit :
>>>>>> I have about a thousand pictures in FPX format taken with a Kodak
>>>>>> camera which date from about 20 years ago.  Although only 20 years old
>>>>>> I have been unable to find any software which will open these.  The
>>>>>> format is obsolete and the only application I have had any success
>>>>>> with in the past has been Irfanview (a windoze program) but even this
>>>>>> no longer works.  Sadly I no longer have the camera. I am sure I am
>>>>>> not the only person in this situation and hope somebody here who has
>>>>>> time may be able to help. Budge
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