Hello Linux Geeksters. DigiKam is a photo management application, designed for importing, organizing and exporting digital photos to your computer. It has a simple and fast interface. It also has a quick Image Editor,and allows you to comment, rate, correct or alter photographies.
The latest version available is DigiKam 4.1.0, which has been recently released. Changes, from the official changelog:
- A huge hack about face management feature have been processed. Some conditions introducing are now closed. Implementations in shared library libkface dedicated to detect and recognize faces are now more robust and suitable for production.
- A new overlay have been add to all icon-view to indicate if items has geo-location information. This will help end users to find quickly in album which items use GPS coordinates.
- Thumbnails now support large resolution monitor. Thumbs size can be expended to 512 instead 256 previously.
In this article I will show you how to install DigiKam 4.1.0 on Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 KDE and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems using KDE as the default desktop environment.
Because it is available via PPA, installing DigiKam 4.1.0 on Kubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 KDE systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the digikam package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:msylwester/digikam
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install digikam
Optional, to remove digikam, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove digikam