digiKam 0.9.5-beta3 (KDE3)

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 10:06:20 CET 2009

Name: digiKam
Version: 0.9.5-beta3 (KDE3)
Type: KDE Graphic Tool
Depend: KDE 3.5.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://www.digikam.org
More Info:

 digiKam is an advanced digital [b]photo
management application[/b] for KDE, which makes
importing and organizing digital photos a "snap".
The photos can be organized in albums which can be
sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by
custom collections.

Tired of the directory constraints? Don’t worry,
digiKam also provides [b]tagging
functionality[/b]. You tag your images which can
be spread out across multiple folders and digiKam
provides fast and intuitive ways to browse these
tagged images. You can also add [b]comments and
rating[/b] to your images. digiKam makes use of a
fast and robust database to store these
meta-informations which makes adding and editing
of comments and tags very reliable.

digiKam makes use of [b]KIPI plugins[/b] for lots
of added functionality. KIPI (KDE Image Plugin
Interface) is an initiative to create a common
plugin infrastructure for digiKam, KPhotoAlbum,
Showimg, and GwenView. Its aim is to allow
development of image plugins which can be shared
among KDE graphical applications.

An easy to use interface is provided that enables
you to [b]connect to your camera[/b] and preview,
download and/or delete your images. digiKam
includes too an image editor for image corrections
and manipulations whitch can be extended by

Another tool, which most artists and photographers
will be familiar with, is a [b]Light Table[/b].
This tool assists artists and photographers with
reviewing their work ensuring only the highest
quality. A light table will show the artist their
imperfections in which they can go and touch up.
Well in digiKam, the light table function provides
the user a similar experience. You can import a
photo, drag it onto the light table, and touch up
only the areas that need it.

The digiKam [b]Image Editor[/b] has its own plugin
subsystem with some common tools e.g. red eye
correction or Gamma correction. Additional plugins
are provided with the main application to process
advanced corrections on image like color
management, noise reduction, or special effects.
digiKam Image Editor support all camera RAW file
formats, 16 bits color depth,
Exif/Makernote/IPTC/GPS metadata, Color
management, tagging/rating/comments pictures, etc.

A lots of search tools are also available to be
able to find specific photo on whole collection :
[b]Time line[/b], Calendar, Advanced Search using
multiple and complex database queries (tags,
rating, keywords, date,

A stand-alone image editor version named
[b]Showfoto[/b] is also available. It runs without
digiKam images database support, but provides all
Image Editor plugins.

See the related project pages for more


Online documentations:  



- 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 developers on Freenode IRC


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


 See announce from digiKam web site:


Full Changelog with previous releases can be see
at this url:

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