In this article, we will guide you on how to install Digikam 8.0.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
Introduction to digikam
If you are a Linux user and a photo enthusiast, then you might have already heard of Digikam, a powerful and feature-rich photo management software.
Digikam is an open-source application that allows you to import, organize, and edit your photos with ease. It comes with a range of advanced features, including facial recognition, color management, and RAW image processing.
The latest version of Digikam, 8.0.0, comes with several improvements and bug fixes.
Before we begin, make sure that you have the following:
- A Ubuntu or Linux Mint system with root privileges
- Stable Internet connection
What’s New in digikam 8.0.0
- New Online documentation
- Improvement in the Image support
- Spell check in captions and text widgets
- Added JPEG-XL, WEBP, and AVIF while importing the camera
- Support for SQLite WAL mode
- Update the GMIC-QT tool to the 3.2.2 version
For a complete changelog refer to the release notes
Install Digikam 8.0.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
Method 1: Via Flahub
The first step is to add the Flatpak repository to your system. Open the terminal and enter the following command:
Step 1: Setup Flatpak on your system using the guide
Step 2: Install digikam using the below command
flatpak install flathub org.kde.digikam
Step 3: Run digikam
flatpak run org.kde.digikam
Method 2: Via Appimage
This method is applicable to RPM-based systems also (ie) Alma Linux 9, Rocky Linux 9, and Fedora 36.
Step 1: Download the app image from the official download page
Step 2: Provide execution permissions to the appimage
chmod 755 digiKam-8.0.0-x86-64.appimage
Step 3: Run digikam
In conclusion, Digikam is a powerful photo management tool that can help you organize and edit your digital photos with ease.
With this guide, you can easily install Digikam 8.0.0 on your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system and start using it today.
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