How to install DigiKam 4.7.0 on Ubuntu/Linux mint and ubuntu based distributions

digiKam 4.7.0 install on linux mint/ubuntu based distributions

digiKam is an Open-Source project Photos management software, especially for KDE. The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. Developers recently released digiKam 4.7.0 with some bug fixes. Developers main focus is on digiKam 5.0.


digiKam 4.7.0 does not include new features accept some bug fixes. But digiKam has a lot of features and will be adding more in digiKam 5.0. But for now, let’s see some of the basic features of present digiKam.

digiKam Features: An overview

  • Organize Photos

Organization of Photos in Albums and sub-Albums, Comments can be added to Albums and Tags can be added to Albums.
  • Import Photos

  • Driving all digital camera types supported by Gphoto2 project:
    • Over 1200 digital camera devices supported
    • Serial connection
    • USB connection
    • USB/IEEE Mass storage connection
    • Connecting autodetection of camera using HAL/KDE service
  • Importing pictures from digital still cameras. Operations currently supported are:
    • Deleting images
    • Uploading images
    • Lock images
    • Auto-rename pictures during import
    • Auto-rotate pictures during import
    • Auto-creation of albums during import
    • LossLess conversion during import
    • Advanced camera information
  • Capture images from camera (GPhoto2 devices only)

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  • Plugins architectures

To ease development and to share code with other KDE applications, digiKam make use of two plugin architectures:

  • Kipi plugins for lead interface.
  • Image plugins for an image editor.

Other than this there are many other features that you can dig into on the official page.

DigiKam 4.6.0 can be also installed on non-KDE Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 derivatives likeElementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Pinguy OS 14.04 via the ppa:philip5/extra PPA, but will install a lot of KDE libraries, so it is not recommended.

DigiKam 4.7.0 will be soon available in two different PPAs, one for systems using KDE 4.14 and one for systems with KDE 4.13 (the default DE of Kubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 KDE).

So, follow the instructions for your system and desktop environment exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install DigiKam 4.7.0 on Kubuntu 14.10 and derivatives

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install digikam

How to install DigiKam 4.7.0 on Kubuntu 14.10 using KDE 4.14

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/kubuntu-backports

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install digikam

To remove digiKam type –

$ sudo apt-get remove digikam

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