digiKam 0.10.0-beta1 (KDE4)

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 09:01:36 CEST 2008

Name: digiKam
Version: 0.10.0-beta1 (KDE4)
Type: KDE Graphic Tool
Depend: KDE 4.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://www.digikam.org
More Info:

 NOTE: This entry is relevant of current
development version for KDE4 (unstable). 

After one year of developement, porting code to
KDE4/Qt4 api, and backporting new features from
KDE3 branch, we have decided to make a first try
with this beta release.

But take care, it's a BETA code with many of new
bugs not yet fixed... To resume :


... for production use KDE3 with 0.9.x, which is
still mantained and
next 0.9.4 release will be out soon. For more
informations, please consult this page:

To compile this KDE4 version, you need libkexiv2,
libkdcraw, and libkipi for KDE4. These libraries
are now included in KDE 4.1-beta2 by default.
There is no more separate tarball planed for these

Note for KDE 4.0.x users : you can extract
libraries source code from
svn, and compile all as well. It does work fine.
You don't need especially KDE 4.1.x code for the
moment. Look at
bottom of this page for details :


For others depencies, consult the README file.
There are also optional
depencies to enable some new features as lensfun
for lens
auto-correction, and marble for geolocation.

The digikam.org web site has been redesigned for
the new KDE4 series.
All screenshots have been updated and a lots of
video demos have been



- Please, use the digiKam mailing-list for all

[b]digikam-users at kde dot org[/b]
[b]digikam-devel at kde dot org[/b]

- Please, use KDE Bug Tracking System for Wishes,
and Bugs report:

You can contact developpers on Freenode IRC


To help digiKam project, you can [u]donate money
to developpers[/u]. Take a look at this page for



General        : Ported to CMake/Qt4/KDE4.
General        : Thumbs KIO-Slave removed. digiKam
now use                      multi-threading to
generate thumnails.
General        : Removed all X11 library
dependencies. Code is now                    
portable under MACOS-X and Win32.
General        : Support of XMP metadata (require
Exiv2 >= 0.16).
General        : Hardware handling using KDE4
Solid interface.
General        : Preview of Video and Audio files
using KDE4 Phonon interface.
General        : Database file can be stored on a
customized place to                     support
remote album library path.
General        : New database schema to host more
photo and collection informations.
General        : Database interface fully
re-written using Qt4 SQL plugin.
General        : Support of multiple roots album
General        : Physical root albums are managed
as real album.
General        : New option in Help menu to list
all RAW file formats supported.
General        : Geolocation of pictures from
sidebars is now delegate                     to
KDE4 Marble widget.

CameraGUI  : New design for camera interface.
CameraGUI  : New Capture tool.
CameraGUI  : New bargraph to display camera media

AlbumGUI    : Added Thumbbar with Preview mode to
easy navigate                     between
AlbumGUI    : Integration of Simple Text Search
tool to left sidebar as Amarok.
AlbumGUI    : New advanced Search tools. Re-design
of Search backend,                     based on
XML. Re-design of search dialog for a better
usability.  Searches based on metadata and image
properties are now possible.
AlbumGUI    : New fuzzy Search tools based on
sketch drawing template. Fuzzy searches backend
use an Haar wevelet interface. You simply draw a
rough sketch of what you want to find and digiKam
displays for you a thumbnail view of the best
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools based on marble
widget to find pictures over a map.
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools to find similar
images against a reference image.
AlbumGUI    : New Search tools to find duplicates
images around whole collections.

ImageEditor : Added Thumbbar to easy navigate
between pictures.
ImageEditor : New plugin based on LensFun library
                    (http://lensfun.berlios.de) to
correct automaticaly lens aberrations.
ImageEditor : LensDistortion and AntiVignetting
are now merged with LensFun plugin


001 ==> 146864 : Lesser XMP support in digiKam.
002 ==> 145096 : Request: acquire mass storage
from printer as from camera. Change menu "Camera"
to "Acquire".
003 ==> 134206 : Rethink about:
Iptc.Application2.Urgency  digiKam Rating.
004 ==> 149966 : Alternative IPTC Keyword
Separator (dot notation).
005 ==> 129437 : Album could point to network
path. Now it's impossible to view photos from
shared network drive.
006 ==> 137694 : Allow album pictures to be stored
on network devices.
007 ==> 114682 : About library path.
008 ==> 122516 : Album Path cannot be on Network
device (Unmounted).
009 ==> 107871 : Allow multiple album library
010 ==> 105645 : Impossible to not copy images in
011 ==> 132697 : Metadata list has no scrollbar.
012 ==> 148502 : Show rating in embedded preview /
013 ==> 155408 : Thumbbar in the album view.
014 ==> 138290 : GPSSync plugin integration in the
side bar.
015 ==> 098651 : Image Plugin filter based on
016 ==> 147426 : Search for non-voted pics
017 ==> 149555 : Always present search box instead
of search by right-clicking and selecting simple
advanced search.
018 ==> 139283 : IPTC Caption comment in search
019 ==> 150265 : Avanced search filter is missing
search in comment /  description.
020 ==> 155735 : Make it possible to search on
021 ==> 147636 : GUI error in advanced searches:
lots of free space.
022 ==> 158866 : Advanced Search on Tags a mess.
023 ==> 149026 : Search including sub-albums.
024 ==> 153070 : Search for image by geo-location.
025 ==> 154764 : Pictures saved into root album
folder are not shown.
026 ==> 162678 : digiKam crashed while loading.
027 ==> 104067 : Duplicate image finder should
offer more actions on duplicate images found.
028 ==> 107095 : Double image removal: Use
029 ==> 112473 : findimages shows only small
030 ==> 150077 : Find Duplicate Images tool quite
unusable on many images (a couple of issues).
031 ==> 161858 : Find Duplicate Image fails with
Canon Raw Files.
032 ==> 162152 : Batch Duplicate Image Management.
033 ==> 164418 : GPS window zoom possibility.
034 ==> 117287 : Search albums on read only album
035 ==> 164600 : No picture in view pane.
036 ==> 164973 : Showfoto crashed at startup.
037 ==> 165275 : build-failure - imageresize.cpp -
'KToolInvocation' has not been declared.
038 ==> 165292 : albumwidgetstack.cpp can't find
039 ==> 165341 : Crash when changing histogram
channel when welcome page is shown.
040 ==> 165318 : digiKam doesn't start because of
041 ==> 165342 : Crash when changing album sort
042 ==> 165338 : Right sidebar initally too big.
043 ==> 165280 : Sqlite2 component build failure.
044 ==> 165769 : adjustcurves.cpp - can't find

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