afuller | 29 Oct 18:02 2014

paint fill function

I am very happy with Digikam to manage and store my photos, and also use 
it as a paint program for scanned images from time to time.  But I am 
searching for a Linux based open source program which will give me the 
one function Digikam does not have yet.  I want to be able to fill an 
area with a color I select, or which I pick up with an eye dropper 
tool.  Any suggestions?
Antonio Trincone | 30 Oct 19:55 2014

Digikam 4.4.0 on Elementary OS

I am using, after many years on KDE the new Elementary OS distro of Linux. It is a beta of the new version Freya replacing in a period the one stable called Luna.
I was fortunate to install Digikam last version using ppa from Philip Johnson in a right way the program seem to be not prone to crashes.
I used to adopt a gray theme but here when choosing a theme nothing is present (not the list I used to see in KDE) but a Configure... choice which is active (not gray menu item) but nothing occurs when I choose this. Gray or black background is in my opinion much better than the splendid white I have now.
Is there a simple way to get black/gray background when I see my thumbnails on this system based on Ubuntu 14.04?
many thanks for possible answers

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Jan Wolter | 29 Oct 20:13 2014

Generate a BQ workflow from a previously processed image

Hello digiKam users,

my workflow in editing and processing a set of raw or other files with 
digiKam is the following. First, I edit one image with the Image Editor 
manually and fine tune a lot of settings with the advantage to get 
direct feedback from the Image Editor, how the chosen settings affect my 
image. That's all well and good, but how to get these tools with 
particular settings to a workflow in the Batch Queue Manager to process 
more than one image automatically? It is very annoying to note all 
different settings and then manually add tools to a workflow and 
parameterize these tools with the previously noted settings. To simplify 
this approach, I have written a script, which you can download here: 
[1]. A short documentation is downloadable here: [2].

The usage of the script, or better the usage of the generated workflows, 
is a little bit affected by some problems digiKam has up to now with 
restoring some settings. For details, see: [3]. But I guess, in the 
future these problems get fixed.

I hope for some of you the script may be useful. In case of further 
questions, just write a mail.

Best regards,

Vincent Tassy | 29 Oct 13:17 2014

Album Category - Use ?

Hi list,

Everytime I create an Album, I always assign a Category to it in the
creation dialog.

Yesterday, I was looking for some specific pictures and started creating an
Advanced Search and thought the Album Category would be an available search
criteria, but no :/

I wanted to do something like "Search all pictures with a 2* rating in
albums having "Holidays" category ...

Question is: Where is this Category information ever used ?!


mikebooth76 | 28 Oct 02:21 2014

Re: digikam-user

just given him When hed finished Ron looked thunderstruck and Hermione had her hands

Pay attention to this article
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Stuart T Rogers | 27 Oct 23:40 2014

Missing icon on preview screen

I have just noticed on V4.4 that there is no longer an icon on the 
preview screen to return to the thumbnail view, there was one before and 
I dont understand why it has been removed. Now I have to use the 
keyboard (ESC or F3) to return where before it was a mouse click which 
is much more convenient.

Is this a bug or deliberate? If deliberate why may I ask?


Mick Sulley | 26 Oct 14:03 2014

Problem with DK4.4 on Mint

I have added PPA's

deb-src trusty main
deb trusty main

to my Mint 17 system.  It did work until some updates a couple of weeks 
back.  I have removed it an re-installed, it seems to install OK but 
when I run it it opens the start picture with the mountains, then 
crashes.  If I start it from terminal I get -

mick <at> MintDesk17:~$ digikam
Object::connect: No such signal 
Object::connect: No such signal 
digikam: symbol lookup error: digikam: undefined symbol: 
mick <at> MintDesk17:~$

Any ideas how to fix it?

Piter Dias | 25 Oct 23:10 2014

Digikam build instructions on Windows is not available


I want to try building Digikam for Windows (Win 8.1 x32) by myself because my linux box is too weak to run it. The latest Windows port, 4.2.0, doesn't write to sidecar files.
The Windows instructions at is not available any more. I just get the below.

Could someone help? Perhaps giving the instructions based on latest Windows port (4.2.0).

Thanks a lot,

Access denied

You are not authorized to access this page.

Piter Dias

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Marie-Noëlle Augendre | 25 Oct 11:04 2014

Finding images hidden in groups

Unless I've missed something, it is possible to show pictures hidden in groups when thumbnails are displayed: right-click and choose 'show grouped images' (or whatever message it is in english).
But when the selection returns no thumbnail, there is no way to show hidden grouped pictures, as there is no option in the menu and the right-click is not available.

How to do that?

Thanks for any hint,
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Marie-Noëlle Augendre | 25 Oct 09:58 2014

Error message while doing ... nothing

Since the upgrade to the 4.4.0 version, I've had this error message several times:
The process for the digikamalbums protocol died unexpectedly

At the moment, I was not doing anything in Digikam, but Darktable was in the process of exporting pictures to a Digikam album.

What is the meaning of this message, and what should I do when it arises?

Thanks for the explanation,

digiKam version 4.4.0
Codec PGF parallélisé: Non
Composant graphique Marble: 0.19.0 (stable release)
Dématriçage parallélisé: Inconnu
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier JP2: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier JPEG: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier PGF: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier PNG: Oui
Exiv2 peut écrire dans un fichier TIFF: Oui
Exiv2 prend en charge les métadonnées XMP: Oui
LibCImg: 130
LibEigen: 3.2.2
LibExiv2: 0.23
LibJPEG: 62
LibJasper: 1.900.1
LibKDE: 4.14.1
LibKExiv2: 2.3.1
LibKGeoMap: 2.0.0
LibKdcraw: 2.4.2
LibLCMS: 2060
LibLensFun: 0.2.8-0
LibPGF: 6.13.45 - bibliothèque partagée externe
LibPNG: 1.6.6
LibQt: 4.8.6
LibRaw: 0.15.4
LibTIFF: LIBTIFF, Version 4.0.3 Copyright (c) 1988-1996 Sam Leffler Copyright (c) 1991-1996 Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Prise en charge du codec RawSpeed: Inconnu
Prise en charge du pack Demosaic GPL2: Inconnu
Prise en charge du pack Demosaic GPL3: Inconnu
cœurs de processeur: 4
LibGphoto2: 2.5.3
LibKface: 3.4.0
LibKipi: 2.1.0
LibOpenCV: 2.4.7
Modules externes KIPI: 4.4.0
Moteur de base de données: QSQLITE
Prise en charge de Baloo: Oui
Prise en charge des KDEPIMlibs: Oui

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Wolfgang | 23 Oct 20:32 2014

Wrong camera date

Wrong date,

I have some photos in digikam import , where the camera date was incorrect.
how can all marked photos move to x days and y hours recording date?

digikam 4.2
windows 7

thanks for your help