Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How to Install digiKam 5.4.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Following the 4th release 5.3.0 published in November 2016, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.4.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces several improvements to the similarity search engine and a complete re-write of video file support.

digiKam 5.4.0 Changelog:
  •     Usability improvements to the fuzzy sidebar functionality
  •     Duplicates search improvement
  •     Possibility to drag and drop an image into the Fuzzy search without import it.
  •     Batch Queue Manager can now process only the current queue.
  •     Fully ported to the QtAV framework to handle video and audio files
  •     Includes latest libraw 0.18 with a long list of new supported cameras.
  •     tags, group images improvements.
  •     and see more in the release note.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install digiKam on Ubuntu, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the digiKam package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install digikam5

Optional, to remove digiKam, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove digikam5

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

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