Bruce Korb | 26 Apr 22:12 2015

How do I get DigiKam to display a .jpg file

I can coerce it into displaying the image by going into "advanced slideshow",
but I would like the file to show up in the thumbnails, too.  It must be
marked as "deleted" somehow, so I would like to unmark it.
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Mick Sulley | 26 Apr 20:18 2015

Auto Re-name not working again

Running DK

Version 4.9.0
Using KDE Development Platform 4.13.3

Just imported a bunch of pictures from my camera, it is set to rename based on time/date. I started the import and noticed that they were not being renamed, so I cancelled the import and started again, having changed nothing at all. The remaining pictures were renamed as expected. I then ran Image > Rename on the first few.

Why does this happen? Is there some way to fix it?


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Marie-Noëlle Augendre | 25 Apr 21:36 2015

Bad experience with "Open with"

I usually select several pictures from a Digikam album and right-click to open them in Darktable. However, this evening, I released the mouse button at the wrong place and Digikam tried to launch 30 new instances (one per selected picture)... To make it short, I got I don't know how many "Impossible de créer des tables dans la base de données" messages, my system got completely stuck and it took me ages to close each Digikam window, and relaunch everything properly.

 - wouldn't it be possible to deactivate the "Open with Digikam" in Digikam?
 - why is Digikam launching an instance for each picture (fortunately I had only selected 30...); when I use "Open with Darktable" all the pictures open in the same Darktable instance, whether it is running yet or not.

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Account, Listserv | 16 Apr 20:51 2015

digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X

I have assembled two digikam 4.9.0 binary packages for OS X, including external MySQL database support. They were made using bash/python scripts to build it from MacPorts in a a virtual machine. One was built with a +debug variant, the other isn't.

I've seen regular requests for OS X binary packages on the web page and this list, as well as complaints about the length/complexity/reliability of building digikam with MacPorts. So I figure I should share -- if you would like to test them, email me directly and I'll send you a link. 

I'm not posting links to the list for two reasons. First, I don't want someone to just grab and install binary packages, expecting a stable, official digikam release, instead of a risky bastardized derivation that I've cobbled together. I'm not a coder. This is my first crack at packaging a MacOS application. The build/package scripts include "rm -rf" but not error checking.  My testing has been limited to opening digikam and showfoto, looking through my photos, and some photo manipulations.  Some photographs I rotated using my digikam 4.0.0 package were corrupted -- I don't know if that was due to my packaging. Anyone who is testing the packages or scripts should be very cautious -- back up the photos and the computer it's running on, test it in a VM, etc..

Second, I don't think I'll have time to properly support OS X binary releases. From what I can tell, properly scripting this build and package process would have been be simple for someone who knows what they're doing.  Due obligations and lack of skill, it's taken me over a year of intermittent work to make my clumsy scripts. I likely won't have time or skill to fix problems. If you notice something's not right (e.g. why won't the packaged versions use Aqua widgets?) you'll have to investigate and fix it yourself (then share the answer hopefully).

All that said, email me off-list if you understand my cautions and are interested in testing -- and improving upon -- what I've put together. 

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Joseph Superfine | 14 Apr 21:32 2015


I think you have a great program. My problem is that Ubuntu Software Center has version 3.5. I want the latest version 4.9. Being a dummie, I need a copy of 4.9 that installs itself. Is that possible. 

Please respond.
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b | 13 Apr 18:51 2015

Problem importing pick labels

Hi list,

My setup: my photo collection is stored on my main machine, digikam is 
configured to store all metadata only in xmp sidecar files. In order to be 
able to work on parts of it also en route I copy certain folders to my laptop, 
modify ratings and pick labels there and re-sync the xmp files afterwards. 
Then I select Reread Metadata From Image for the related pictures.

I remember that this setup/workflow worked for quite a while, but now it seems 
broken, ratings are well synchronized, but pick labels are not. Is there 
anything I do wrong, have there been changes to the metadata handling?

(If I modify the pick label in digikam, it is instantaneously changed in the 
xmp file; if I change it in the xmp file and click on Reread Metadata... It 
doesn't change in digikam.)

I'm running digikam 4.4 on Debian Testing/Jessie.

Thanks for your help & best regards!
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Mick Sulley | 8 Apr 22:53 2015

Memory Problem [Bug 323888] and 4.9

Running Mint and just updated to DK 4.9  I understood that the memory 
problem [Bug 323888] was fixed in this release, but a quick test shows 
that the problem is still there.

Do I need to update anything else to fix this?

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Gilles Caulier | 7 Apr 23:22 2015

digiKam Software Collection 4.9.0 is out...

Dear all digiKam fans and users,

The digiKam development team is proud to release digiKam
Software Collection 4.9.0. For more details, see announcement on

Have fun...

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Jonathan Bruck | 6 Apr 11:34 2015

Segfault help

Hi, all

I asked this question on the KDE forums but haven't had a response.

I have digikam installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. It segfaults when I try to open it. 

I have some info here, but not really sure how to proceed. 

apt-cache policy digikam

  Installed: 4:4.8.0-trusty~ppa1
  Candidate: 4:4.8.0-trusty~ppa1
  Version table:
 *** 4:4.8.0-trusty~ppa1 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     4:4.4.0-trusty~ppa2 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
     4:3.5.0-0ubuntu10 0
        500 trusty/universe amd64 Packages

GNU gdb (Ubuntu 7.7.1-0ubuntu5~14.04.2) 7.7.1
Reading symbols from digikam...Reading symbols from /usr/lib/debug/.build-id/90/769ceef5049c2f3165604fd02a9c6b9bee7932.debug...done.
(gdb) catch throw
Catchpoint 1 (throw)
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/digikam 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/".

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
__strcmp_ssse3 () at ../sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/../strcmp.S:286
(gdb) bt
#0  __strcmp_ssse3 () at ../sysdeps/x86_64/multiarch/../strcmp.S:286
#1  0x00007fffdba5809e in QMetaType::registerNormalizedType(QByteArray const&, void (*)(void*), void* (*)(void const*), void (*)(void*), void* (*)(void*, void const*), int, QFlags<QMetaType::TypeFlag>, QMetaObject const*) () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#2  0x00007fffdb24d7b7 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#3  0x00007ffff7dea13a in call_init (l=<optimised out>, argc=argc <at> entry=1, argv=argv <at> entry=0x7fffffffdf28, env=env <at> entry=0x7fffffffdf38) at dl-init.c:78
#4  0x00007ffff7dea223 in call_init (env=<optimised out>, argv=<optimised out>, argc=<optimised out>, l=<optimised out>) at dl-init.c:36
#5  _dl_init (main_map=0x7ffff7ffe1c8, argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffdf28, env=0x7fffffffdf38) at dl-init.c:126
#6  0x00007ffff7ddb30a in _dl_start_user () from /lib64/
#7  0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
#8  0x00007fffffffe286 in ?? ()
#9  0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) quit

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cl | 4 Apr 14:31 2015

Is "Auto-rotate/flip according to EXIF orientation" a recent addition?

I am using Digikam 4.2.0 on xubuntu and I don't seem to have the
"Auto-rotate/flip according to EXIF orientation" option when I right
click on a thumbnail.  Is this a more recent addition or is there some
other reason why I am not seeing it?

Also, is it possible to run a batch/script process to rotate all
images which have a non-normal EXIF orientation?  I want to make it so
that my images are viewed correctly by programs which don't see/use
the EXIF tag.


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Bobber | 30 Mar 18:53 2015

Latest Lensfun Database

I just used a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens this weekend for the first time.  I 
do not see this lens available when attempting to use auto-correction 
but I do see that it is in the Lensfun data base on their web site.  Is 
there a way to get this data into the kipi-plugins so that it is 
available for Digikam?


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