[digiKam-users] HELP editing images in GIMP or Photoshop

Dr Mark A. Garlick magarlick2 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 13:44:40 GMT 2021

Thank you, Jonathan and Maik. Running the appimage was indeed the
solution. Now when I select open with it lists Photoshop and Gimp.
However, when I select Photoshop nothing happens. With GIMP selected it
works. That's good enough.

Thanks so much for your contributions to this, everybody.


On Sun, 2021-12-05 at 08:12 -0500, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> How is digiKam installed on Zorin Linux: is it a regular application
> package, a snap, or an AppImage? If it's a snap then whoever built
> the snap may not have configured it with the permissions to access
> and launch executables outside the snap. That sounds like what's
> happening here. I use the digiKam AppImage because when I tried using
> the snap (on Ubuntu) I discovered that it didn't support the MySQL
> backend, which I use.
> I'd suggest uninstalling the snap and installing the AppImage from
> the digiKam web site instead.
> You may also want to install AppImageLauncher to make it easier to
> launch the AppImage.
> On 12/5/21 06:52, Dr Mark A. Garlick wrote:
> > Hello
> > 
> > I have installed Digikam on Linux Zorin and so far so good - except
> > that I cannot edit any of my images in anything other than the default
> > showFoto. If I go to Open With > Other.. neither GIMP nor Photoshop CS6
> > is listed as an option. If I try to browse to the executable, the
> > browser does not give me access to the folders where these apps are
> > installed. It simply shows only a selection of folders, not the whole
> > folder tree. If I try to past the path the the relevant executable, I
> > get an error saying it's not an executable.
> > 
> > I really need access to at least GIMP. I am using Digikam 7.3.0.
> > 
> > Any ideas?
> > 
> > Many thanks.
> > 

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