Edit and manage photos, even with tagging and comments, using digiKam

digiKam is an advanced digital photo management program. Photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. digiKam also provides tagging. You tag your images (which can be spread out across multiple folders), and digiKam provides ways to browse these tagged images. You can also add comments to your images.

KIPI (KDE Image Plugin Interface) is an initiative to create a common plugin infrastructure for digiKam, KPhotoAlbum, and GwenView. Its aim is to allow development of image plugins which can be shared among KDE graphical applications. An interface is provided that enables you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Basic auto-transformations can be deployed on the fly during image downloading.

Another tool, which most artists and photographers will be familiar with, is a Light Table. This tool assists artists and photographers with reviewing their work ensuring the highest quality only. A classical light table will show the artist the place on the images to touch up. Well in digiKam, the light table function provides the user a similar experience. You can import a photo, drag it onto the light table, and touch up only the areas that need it.

The digiKam Image Editor has its own plugin subsystem with some common tools e.g. red eye correction or Gamma correction. Additional plugins are provided with the main application to process advanced corrections on image like color management, noise reduction, or special effects. digiKam Image Editor supports all camera RAW file formats, 16 bits color depth, Exif/Makernote/IPTC/GPS/XMP metadata, Color management, tagging/rating/comments pictures, etc.

Features: import pictures * organize your collection * view items * edit and enhance * create (slideshows, calendar, print, …) * share your creations (using social web services, email, your own web allery, …) — Organization of Photos in Albums and sub-Albums * Comments can be added to Albums * Tags can be added to Albums * Exif support * Makernotes support * Iptc support * Xmp support * Tags, Rating, Date and Time, Comments, Photographers ID, and Copyrights are stored in pictures metadata. Comments are also stored in JPEG files to JFIF section * Fast image editor with keyboard shortcuts and basic photo editing/management features without losing metadata. * digiKam image editor uses a plugins architecture to add new features, and more.