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digiKam 4.0 Open-Source Photo Software Released

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Published on 14 May 2014 07:48 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE
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At long last, digiKam 4.0.0 has been officially released. This release of the popular KDE-aligned photography management software offers up a ton of improvements.

Among the features present in digiKam 4.0.0 is a new tool to organize whole tag hierarchies, a new maintenance tool to parse image quality and auto-tag items automatically using Pick Labels, more porting to Qt widgets that are more forward-compatible with Qt5, important improvements to the Import tool, and there's also multi-core CPU support for several tools that need a lot of computational power. Among the multi-core friendly tools are for sharpening, contrast, noise reduction, and visual effects.

The digiKam 4.0.0 release is now fully ported to the Qt4 model-view while the last of the Qt3 support classes have been dropped... The digiKam software has not yet been ported to Qt5. DigiKam developers intend for the Qt5 porting to go smoothly once the KDE Frameworks 5 API is stabilized and released, which is happening in the months ahead.

Those wishing to find out more from today's large digiKam 4.0 release can visit digiKam.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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