[Kde-imaging] kipi-plugins 0.2.0-beta2 release for KDE4...

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 17:31:02 CEST 2008

Dear all digiKam fans and users!

The Kipi development team is happy to release the 2nd 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

In this release, a new plugin have been added to batch convert RAW camera
images to Adobe DNG container (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Negative_(file_format) 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.


General            : Port to CMake/KDE4/QT4.
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 IPTC.org
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
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 (http://bugs.kde.org):

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

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

Gilles Caulier
digiKam project
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