digiKam is an advanced open-source digital photo management application that runs on Linux, Windows, and MacOS.
The application provides a comprehensive set of tools for importing, managing, editing, and sharing photos and raw files.
You can use digiKam’s import capabilities to easily transfer photos, raw files, and videos directly from your camera
and external storage devices (SD cards, USB disks, etc.). The application allows you to configure import settings and rules
that process and organize imported items on-the-fly.
digiKam organizes photos, raw files, and videos into albums. But the application also features powerful tagging tools
that allow you to assign tags, ratings, and labels to photos and raw files. You can then use filtering functionality to quickly
find items that match specific criteria.
In addition to filtering functionality, digiKam features powerful searching capabilities that let you search the photo library
by a wide range of criteria. You can search photos by tags, labels, rating, data, location, and even specific EXIF, IPTC, or XMP metadata.
You can also combine several criteria for more advanced searches. digiKam rely on Exiv2 library to handle metadata tag contents
from files to populate the photo library.
digiKam can handle raw files, and the application uses the excellent LibRaw library for decoding raw files. The library is actively
maintained and regularly updated to include support for the latest camera models.
digiKam can also manage video files for cataloging purpose, and the application uses the couple FFmpeg and QtAv libraries to extract
metadata and play media.
The application provides a comprehensive set of editing tools. This includes basic tools for adjusting colors, cropping, and sharpening
as well as advanced tools for, curves adjustment, panorama stitching, and much more. A special tool based on Lensfun library permit
to apply lens corrections automatically on images.
Extended functionality in digiKam is implemented via a set of tools based of plugins mechanism (named DPlugins for digiKam Plugins).
Plugins can be written to import and export contents to remote web-services, add new features to edit image, and batch process photo.
Organization of photos in albums and sub-albums (with tags and comments support)
Support for Exif, Iptc, Xmp, Makernotes
SQLite or Mysql powered storage for the album contents and its metadata with advanced search tools
Support for filtering and sorting albums
Import from more than 1100 digital camera devices
Support for more than 900 RAW format pictures
Light Table to compare photo side by side
Extended features using extra tools
Share your photos using HTML or publishing them to remote web services
Image editor included with advanced tools to fix photo quickly
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install digikam, simply use the following command: