kipi-plugins 0.2.0-beta3 release for KDE4...

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Thu Oct 30 17:55:45 CET 2008

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The Kipi development team is happy to release the 3rd KDE4 beta
version of plugins for digiKam. The tarball can be downloaded from
SourceForge at this url:<>

To compile this KDE4 version, you need libkexiv2, libkdcraw, and libkipi for
KDE4. These libraries are now included in KDE core with kdegraphic

A new plugin have been added to batch convert RAW camera images to Adobe DNG
container (see<>for
details). To be able to compile this plugin, you need last libkdcraw
from svn trunk (will be released with KDE 4.2). To extract libraries source
code from svn, look at bottom of this page for details :

For others depencies, consult the README file. There are also optional
depencies to enable some plugins as libxml2 for HTLMExport or OpenGL for
SlideShow tool.

With this new release, Kipi-plugins is now compilable under Windows using
MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++. Precompiled packages are available with
KDE-Windows installer. See for details.


General            : Port to CMake/KDE4/QT4.
General            : all plugins can be compiled natively under Microsoft
JPEGLossLess: XMP metadata support.
RAWConverter : XMP metadata support.
TimeAdjust      : XMP metadata support.
MetadataEdit   : XMP metadata support with EXIF, IPTC, and Comments editor
to sync XMP tags.
MetadataEdit   : IPTC Editor dialog is more compliant with
MetadataEdit   : IPTC Editor add the capability to set multiple values for a
SendImages      : Complete re-write of emailing tool.
GPSSync           : New tool to edit GPS track list using googlemaps.
RAWConverter : Raw files are decoded in 16 bits color depth using same
auto-gamma and auto-white methods provided by dcraw with 8 bits color depth
RAW image decoding.
SlideShow          : Now filenames, captions and progress indicators can
have transparent backgrounds with OpenGL SlideShow as well.
SlideShow          : Added thumbnails into image list.
SlideShow          : Now you can play your favourite music during slideshow.
DNGConverter  : New plugin to convert RAW camera image to Digital NeGative

Kipi-plugins BUG FIXING from B.K.O (

001 ==> 135451 : GPSSync            : Improve the gui of the gpssync plugin.
002 ==> 135386 : GPSSync            : Show track on the google map.
003 ==> 149497 : GPSSync            : Geolocalization kipi plugin does not
work with non-jpeg file types.
004 ==> 145746 : GPSSync            : Do not recreate thumbs when
geolocalizing images.
005 ==> 134299 : SimpleViewer   : Read orientation of image from EXIF.
006 ==> 158792 : GPSsync             : Plugin do not working with Canon RAW
007 ==> 165078 : GPSSync            : GPS correlator does not show
008 ==> 165278 : GPSSync            : Geotagging dialog doesn't display all
009 ==> 150076 : SlideShow          : Playing music during a slideshow
010 ==> 172283 : SlideShow          : SlideShow crashes host application
011 ==> 172337 : SlideShow          : Slideshow enhancements by ken-burns
012 ==> 173276 : SlideShow          : digikam crashs after closing

For more informations, please consult and
kipi-plugins.orgweb sites.

Best Regards

Gilles Caulier
digiKam team
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