digiKam 5.6.0 is the latest release of digiKam photo management software for Linux Ubuntu. The digiKam 5.6.0 photo management software is designed for editing images. It can be used to import, organize and export digital photos to and from your computer.
digiKam 5.6.0 brings the following features:
HTML Gallery Tool
Video Slideshow Tool
The Video Slideshow is accessible also through the tools menu in the main bar of both digiKam and showFoto. It allows you to create a video slide with a selection of photos or albums. The generated video file can be view in any media player, as phones, tablets, Blue Ray reader, etc. There are many settings to customize the format, the codec, the resolution, and the transition (as for ex the famous Kens-Burn effect).
Database Integrity Tool
Already in 5.5.0 release, the tool dedicated to tests for database integrity and obsolete information have been improved. Besides obvious data safety improvements this can free up quite a lot of space in the digiKam databases. For technical reasons only SQLite database were shrunk to this smaller size in 5.5.0 release. Now this is also possible for MySQL databases with 5.6.0.
Items Grouping Features
Earlier changes to the grouping behaviour proved that digiKam users have quite diverse workflows – so with the current change we try to represent that diversity.
Extra Sidecars Support
Another new capability is to recognise additional sidecars. Under the new Sidecars tab in the Metadata part of the configuration wizard you can specify any additional extension that you want digiKam to recognise as a sidecar.
Another important change done for this new version is to restore the geolocation bookmarks feature which did not work with bundle versions of digiKam (AppImage, MacOS, and Windows).
Install digiKam 5.6
Run the following commands in Terminal to install digiKam 5.6 on Ubuntu 17.04, 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.