Showfoto logo Showfoto is a stand alone Photo Editor based on digiKam Image Editor. Showfoto is a part of digiKam project. digiKam bills itself as a digital photo management application, but it offers much more. We show you how to get started with this cool tool. Maybe I am misunderstanding something; but, it is my understanding that there is a pdf instructions manual that one must install in DigiKam.

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The Album Selection Dialog in digiKam 9. Some choices affect performance and file size, so read the screen carefully to decide what you really want, but all of the decisions can be changed later, so accepting the defaults is safe if you’re not sure.

If the camera is not listed there, remove the storage medium from the camera and use a card reader device either an external or internal one. Color Management Color management via ICC color profiles helps you maintain color fidelity across multiple output devices camera, display, printer.

The basics are pretty simple: Aspect button to set the crop area to the maximum possible size of the specified ratio. Right-click an image to open a pop-up menu with the options to View the image, to Downloador Handbiok the image.

Assume some dust or scratch on your lens ruined an image. The light table interface also has facial recognition overrides.

Custom Select a custom ration of width versus height instead of using one of the preset values. Get an account for an external web site holding your gallery. Scanning your entire collection from the very start can hanvbook a while, but once the initial scan is done, Digikam only scans photos upon import, so be patient on ahndbook first use and you won’t even notice it happening from then on. Right-clicking My Albums and selecting New Album. After you confirm with OkDigikam proceeds with the investigation.


The digiKam Handbook

Optionally, choose a category, insert some comments, and select an hancbook date. Use this option to control multiple levels and to check the resulting image in just one tool.

General lists the name, type, owner, and some other basic information. To create an HTML export of your image collection, proceed as follows:.

Configuring Your Camera Try gphoto2 –list-cameras and the information at http: Aspect Ratio Crop crops the image following various sophisticated design principles. This menu contains some of the editing functions most needed in digital photography. Confirm with Ok to hamdbook the download process.


To export your collection to an external image gallery on the Internet, proceed as follows:. The Camera Folder Selection Dialog 3. It’ll still be there. Resize offers a simple interface allowing you to manipulate your image size by pixel or percentage.

The first collection was created on first start with the First-run Wizard dialogue. Compensate for barrel and pincushion distortion of your images caused by the use of strong wide-angle or telephoto lenses.

The following example illustrates how to create an Advanced Search using rating or tag information to search for images:.

The Transform menu offers the crop, rotate, flip, and resize functions. BlurSharpen Tweak the sharpness of your image or smooth it. Compared to Darktable, which configures non-linear filters through which you may view and export those images, Digikam modifies the pixels of the image and applies filters linearly although it manages versions quite well and does not overwrite your photo unless you force it. While GIMP concentrates on enabling an artist to open an image for re-touching, compositing, and general manipulation, Digikam is first a photo management and proofing tool.

The Main Uploading Dialog Preview Transform your color image into black and white. Digikam is not GIMP. After you connect the camera to the USB port of your computer and turn the camera on, the new USB device is automatically detected and mounted.


You can also blur or sharpen either the entire picture or just a part of the image you selected. Rotate rotates by multiples of 90 degrees. Enter the text you want to superimpose on the image.

The Sharpen Tool in Action 3. This can become complex, especially if you are attempting to install very new versions of Digikam on older editions of Slackware. Choose from various preset modes and apply the one that matches best. Digikam uses the first photograph in the album as the preview icon in the My Albums list.

The dialog box allows you to create hierarchical tags, too. Downloading Pictures from the Camera. Digikam reads images straight from your file system, so to get an image from Digikam, all you have to do is look in the place you last left it.

Image improvement plug-ins also include red eye reduction, speck removal and hot pixel removal. To see information about a photo, use the vertical tabs on the right edge of the Digikam window. With the Add Search Group button it is possible to combine several search criteria.

Of course, you can also use this tool to achieve the opposite effect if you need to brighten up an image that has been taken at low light conditions and contains far too much color saturation.

After selecting to create an album in your preferred way, a dialog box appears. Resize Scale your image. Downloading Pictures from Your Camera. Shift one part of your image to one direction and the other to the opposite direction, either horizontally or vertically.