Developers have finished the first release candidate of version 3.0.0 of the open source image management software digiKam. Highlights of this release include a new video slide show generator, camera user interface improvements, and video meta data support.
DigiKam integrates with KDE and its functionality is comparable to professional image administration software from vendors such as Adobe and Apple. It can import photos from more than 700 digital camera models, organize them in albums and generate HTML galleries. Various functions for classifying albums and sorting photos are available. Numerous plug-ins can be used for image processing.
The Image Editor includes advanced features such as under/over exposure indicators and adjusters, and an aspect ratio crop tool that maintains the aspect ratio while cropping.
The software includes image versioning, reverse geocoding (finding addresses from GPS coordinates), support for XMP sidecar files (for storing metadata), and face detection and recognition software (still under development).
The software works with all common image file formats and can export albums to Facebook and Flickr.
The latest version can be downloaded from the KDE repository.