July 18, 2012

digiKam Photo Management Application Gets A Shiny New 2.7.0 Release

A few days ago, digiKam 2.7.0 was unleashed for the use and enjoyment of amateur and professional photographers alike. If you are a photographer or deal with managing photographs you'll want to check out digiKam as it is definitely a powerful and robust photo collection tool.

More Photos At http://www.flickr.com/photos/digikam

As far as what's new in version 2.7.0, some more cameras were tested and added, including: Canon 5D Mark III, G1 X, 1D X and Powershot SX200; Nikon D4,D800/D800E and D3200;Fuji X-S1 and HS30EXR; Casio EX-Z8; Olympus E-M5; Panasonic GF5; Sony NEX-F3, SLT-A37 and SLT-A57; Samsung NX20 and NX210; and Support for updated Samsung NX200 firmware.Other enhancements were improved thumbnail processing speed when in icon-view.

More importantly, nearly 30 bugs were squashed for this release, making it more stable and usable than ever. 

If you are running Kubuntu 12.04, you'll notice that the version available for installation in Kubuntu as of today's date is 2.5.0. To  get the latest and greatest digiKam 2.7.0 release, add the phillip5/extra PPA to your Software Sources in the Muon Package Manager. Then simply search for and install "digikam" and you're all set. While you're at it, make sure you install the "kipi-plugins" package to really extend the power of digiKam. 

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