digital photo management application for KDE
  20 reviews

Digital photo management program designed to import, organize, enhance, search and export your digital images to and from your computer.

It provides a simple interface which makes importing and organizing digital photographs a "snap". digiKam enables you to manage large numbers of digital photographs in albums and to organize these photographs for easy retrieval using tags (keywords), captions, collections, dates, geolocation and searches. It has many features for viewing, organizing, processing and sharing your images. Thus, digiKam is a formidable digital asset management (DAM) software including powerful image editing functions.

An easy-to-use camera interface is provided, that will connect to your digital camera and download photographs directly into digiKam albums. More than 1000 digital cameras are supported by the gphoto2 library. Of course, any media or card reader supported by your operating system will interface with digiKam.

digiKam incorporates a fast Image Editor with many image editing tools. You can use the Image Editor to view your photographs, comment and rate them, correct, enhance and alter them. The editing power can be easily extended by a set of plugins, the KDE Image Plugins Interface (manual)

While digiKam remains easy to use, it provides professional level features by the dozens. It is fully 16 bit enabled including all available plugins, supports RAW format conversion through libraw, DNG export and ICC color management work flow.

New Features of the KDE4 version:
Runs on any platform that supports Qt4 and KDE4
Supports XMP metadata
Reads, writes and converts into DNG format
New RAW processing tool, gamma-correction in 16 bits
Preview of video and audio files
Database file is independent of photo libraries, enabling remote paths,
multiple roots and offline archives
Improved database with many more metadata that can be searched
Marble integration, geographical filtering with the mouse on the map
New search finds duplicates and similar images
Help menu lists all RAW formats and digiKam component versions
DNG, RWL, NEF and PEF RAW file can be metadata edited
Usability improvements for netbooks
Non-modal image editor
Thumbnail bar in preview mode
Live search boxes in both sidebars and main window
New camera interface, capture tool, scanner interface
New plugin based on lensfun for automatic lens error corrections
digiKam can also make use of the KIPI image handling plugins to extend its capabilities even further for photo manipulations, import and export, etc. The kipi-plugins package contains many very useful extensions.
Latest reviews
jepe 9 months ago

I tried it and it was so SLOW !!

it was scanning through a 1.5T hard disk, cause I marked it where keep my images, which was really the case. Not only was it scanning a huge HDD at every start, but when wanting to open a directory with some 200 images or less in it, it would do NOTHING. Show nothing. It would be, instead, listing files again.

Every directory I wanted to take a look in, would initiate a new scanning. Practically: I wanted to see pictures in directories and I didn't see ONE. Quite a disappointment. I like Canon's DPP. And Darktable. I hoped that Digikam would be a cool and fast thing. I simply cannot use it... sorry...

I can see that many people can :) I don't know what I do differently... but I do know I I work with images normally, and I'd like to keep to that workflow.. which is:
- open a directory of pix,
- go over them, watch each of them at a relatively large size,
- mark them if you like them (stars) or select them (numbers),
- and do image editing, brightness, contrast, gamma, hue - in a nondestructive manner...

(if score "1" would NOT be dubbed as "I hate it", I would have chosen that... but of course I do NOT hate it! I am only sorry

y2cv6 1 year ago

Le plus complet et performant !

dominiq 2 years ago

The best photo editor

juliotorrest 2 years ago

Me encantaba, pero que lástima que las últimas versiones me han dado muchos problemas. No me funciona en Mint 18.

dada_ 3 years ago

As some users said, if you want Digikam to work you must also install this packages: apt install kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins If you want to see icons and some missing buttons: apt install kdeartwork And to have readable tooltips (cause foreground and background colors can make them unreadable): apt install systemsettings kdebase-runtime Then start systemsettings and change tooltip text color in "Application Appearance > Colors (in left list) > Colors (the tab) > Tooltip text".

gloriousigor 3 years ago

not a fan of the odd user interface, which compels the user to create and configure "libraries," or whatever. Where is the app that will simply navigate to a directory, display the images, and allow basic edits?

brawaga 3 years ago

This simply does not work. Hangs immediately when trying to add a collection. Photo software that does not support photos? Funny.

JCH2 3 years ago

Very little is anything has change since the last try 8 months ago. Still deadly slow on moderately high end machine. But most won't have 1.5tb of stock to catalog.

Stevee 3 years ago

On Mint17 Cinnamon you must install these as well: sudo apt-get install kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins (as the other user said below), missing dependency... :(

sschmidt2001 3 years ago

Crash after every Start. :(

Rebel450 3 years ago

runs also on Cinnamon, btw , best ever. But for people with less knowledge/interest in photography, it might be too much

omarspencephoto 4 years ago

This is the best asset management app for linux, from keywording to resizing and watermarking, this app does an excellent job. It's editing functions are so so at best though.

pablomagana 4 years ago

chrashes all when starts up (linux mint 17)

shapfell 4 years ago

See comment below regarding Mint 17.1 and the programme crashing. Great programme but not all Export Plugins work. Facebook will not be found although shown as installed. are sho

yoBra 4 years ago

For those having an issue on mint 17.1 with the app crashing after scanning the library: sudo apt-get install kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins. Install the oxygen theme for icons too.

erndog 4 years ago

Seems great at first use. However, steep learning curve, just for the program, not to mention features.

Leo49 4 years ago

Perfect software

Jaxvanjuten 4 years ago

Great sowftware!

quidam 5 years ago

Workes great in Petra KDE. One of the best of its kind, any platform. You can add tags, ratings, exif (great feature for old scans!). Editor is ok for simple tasks. As a true KDE app can be customized to your needs and habbits. Search no more, just use it :)

Kajko 5 years ago

Excellent photo management program!