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digikam 5.4.0 Released; Install digikam On Ubuntu Via PPA

Install digiKam 5.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives. digiKam 5.4.0 is an advanced digital photo management application for Linux, Windows, and Mac-OSX. digiKam is designed for editing images. It can be used to import, organize and export digital photos to and from your computer.

digiKam 5.4.0 is now fully ported to the QtAV framework to handle video and audio files. digiKam 5.4.0 introduces several improvements to the similarity search engine and a complete re-write of video file support.


digiKam is now fully ported to the QtAV framework to handle video and audio files. Previously, digiKam 4.x used the Phonon component. Starting with version 5.0.0, digiKam relied on the Qt5Multimedia framework. Both required installing additional codecs by end users for operating systems other than Linux, and using GStreamer in the background for Unix-like systems. The use of extra codecs on MacOS and Windows introduced many differences in media decoding results that depended of codecs supported natively by each platform. The end user was required to solve this problem after installing digiKam. In other words, digiKam wasn’t ready to handle video and audio files right out of the box.

The latest release brings a significant improvement concerning the usability of the fuzzy sidebar functionality by offering more information to the user. In duplicates search, every result now contains the average similarity of the potential duplicates to the original. This said information can be used to sort the results.

It also enables the possibility to drag an image that is not imported in digiKam but present on the system (local file) and drop it into the Fuzzy search. This way, similar images can be detected without the need to import them. The comprehensive digiKam handbook has updated most of the menu descriptions. The chapter about the Camera Interface has been replaced by a chapter about the Import Interface. Descriptions of the right sidebar were added and updated.

Grouped items are now processed together. Previously operations would only apply to the top image in the group (i.e. the image displayed when grouped images are hidden). In other words, applying, for example, a tag to a top image in a group will assign the tag to all images in this group.

It comes with an improved Batch Queue Manager by adding the ability to process only the current queue. Previously, the “Run” command processed all queues. Now it only processes the current queue. To process all queues, use “Run all”.

It also changes the way to manage tag hierarchies, history and completion. Several bugs in Flickr and Google export tools has been fixed.

Install digiKam 5.4.0

Run the following command in Terminal to install digiKam 5.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu Derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
sudo apt update
sudo apt install digikam5

Once installed, open the digiKam application from Ubuntu Dash or Menu.

digikam 5.4.0 Released; Install digikam On Ubuntu Via PPA originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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