[digiKam-users] Questions from a DigiKam Newb (on Linux)

Sveinn í Felli sv1 at fellsnet.is
Tue Dec 7 23:35:05 GMT 2021

The Zorin distribution is apparently based on Ubuntu, and thus supports 
the use of extra software repositories, called PPAs.
The standard Ubuntu repositories often lag behind for many packages, 
including DigiKam; to be able to enjoy the newest versions, loads of 
people are adding extra PPAs like this one:


On that page there are instructions on how to add those repositories to 
your system. This is normally done via a terminal, but perhaps does 
Zorin even have some integrated visual way for doing this.

Flatpacks, snaps and appimages may not have adequate access to the 
filesystem, creating a bunch of problems (while resolving others).

Best regards,
Sveinn í Felli

Þann 7.12.2021 17:40, skrifaði Dr Mark A. Garlick:
> Dear all
> I'm liking DigiKam 7.3.0 but there are some issues that can't seem to
> get around. Feel free to chime in if anyof you Linux brains can help
> me. (Note: I'm a Linux Newb too!)
> 1. Is there any way that by clicking on an album in the tree, you can
> view all photos in that album, EVEN those in the album's sub-folders?
> As far as I can fathom, you can only see photos in sub-folders by
> clicking on the actual sub-folder.
> 2. I'm running the app via an AppImage. The version that comes bundled
> with my distro (Zorin) is limited in that it only permits me to add
> photos to the collection if they are in my user folder /home/username.
> This is ridiculous. I don't have the knowledge or time to work out how
> to create a build myself. Does anybody have a recent build I can
> install? Digikam only seem to make the code available, not builds, for
> Linux. Which is rubbish.
> 3. As I'm running an AppImage it seems there is no way I can edit the
> themes or use new ones. Is there a workaround? The installed themes are
> not to my liking. Sorry.
> Thanks, all.
> M.

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