Software update: digiKam 5.9.0




Version 5.9 of digiKam has been released. This photo management and image editing application for KDE has downloads for Linux, BSD, macOS and Windows. It contains support for various file formats and can also be provided with more options via plug-ins, such as exporting an album to Facebook or Flickr. More about the possibilities of this program can be found on this page . The release notes for this issue are as follows:

Improvements and Fixes
Many small fixes have been commited about XMP sidecar support in this release but the most important works have been tested. Mysql support also has recieve fixes about database schema migration which can introduce errors while converting old database files generated with digiKam 4.x.

Face management have also been fixed with some special workflow cases, but still work in pending queuing for this summer, especially to introduce the new recognition algorithms. We also apply some group and ungroup operations done by end users in icon-view while cataloging items.

As always, you can look at the list of 45 resolved issues for detailed information.

Next stages
We started to select our next Google Summer or Code participants with few open projects for students.

Next major version 6.0.0 will look promising, and will introduce new features as a full support or video files management as photo, a huge factoring or code and less external dependencies to simplify application compilation, packaging and maintenance for the next years. But this is another story that we talk later in this room …

The reports are closed , and we are planning to do some beta releases before this end of summer.

digiKam 5.1 screenshot (620 pix)

Version number 5.9.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
License type GPL


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