Photographers in the Free world rejoice! On behalf of the Digikam developer team, Gilles Caullier has announced the first KDE 4 release of Digikam, the photo management application.
Digikam is a full-fledged tool that covers the whole digital photography workflow, from downloading the pictures off of your camera (and in the new version even capturing photos from inside digikam) to sorting, editing, rating and tagging (including geolocation and editing of raw photos in the new version) and of course also publishing your photos. Digikam now also allows for importing images from Social Media such as Facebook and SmugMug. Export plugins makes it easy to publish your photos to sites such as Picasa, FlickR, 23hq, Facebook and SmugMug. For the more traditional paper version of photos, there is the scan option that lets you import and manage all your old photos from Digikam as well.
The new KDE4-based version of Digikam comes only one day after the release of Digikam 0.9.5 for KDE 3 and the release of Kipi-plugins 0.20.0, the plugins that provide image processing, import and export functionality to Digikam and other KDE graphics applications. There is also a Windows version of Digikam available via windows.kde.org. Digikam is Free Software, licensed under the GPL and can be obtained free of charge.This brand new version of Digikam does not only come in new Oxygen-clothes, it also gained a host of new features, some of the more impressive are:
For a more comprehensive list, visit the changelog available via digikam.org