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Digital Photo Management Application digiKam 4.11 is out now. Install it on Ubunbu Linux 15.04

DigiKam 4.11 lets you manage your photographs like a professional, it is a cross platform application which focuses on features like importing, exporting, organizing, sorting, tagging digital photos.  The current release 4.11 is being considered a base for upcoming major release 5.0. Although primarily developed for KDE desktop environment, but this app runs on all popular desktop environments as long as required dependencies are met. It supports all image formats and photos can be saved into albums and sorted on date, tag or timeline basis. We will be reviewing the noteworthy features of this new release and its installation process in this article.


It is a very feature rich applications letting users organize, preview, download and/or delete images from their digital cameras, users can also caption and rate their images using this tool, they can also search and save search criteria for later use. Users can export digikam images to online services like Facebook, Flickr and Gallery2 within few clicks.

As per release notes, there are many bug fixes and new features in 4.11 release, prominent of them are:

  • Support for advanced Qt5 + KDE Frameworks 5.
  • Closure of more than 250 bug/issues in this new release.
  • The availability of the installers for Mountain Lion, Maverick, and Yosemit has been officially announced.
  • Support for  Macports has been added for Mac OS users.
  • Improvements to components like GPS locator, synchronizer and iPod Photo uploader.

Installing digiKam 4.11 on ubuntu

You can use APT package manager’s following command to install digikam on your ubuntu system, but please note that it might install older version of the application.

sudo apt-get install digikam

In order to install the latest version, you will need to download its source file from here:


As soon as the download process is complete, go to the download location and run following command to extract the installer file.

cd digikam-4.11.0.tar.bz2

Now go into the extracted directory:

cd digikam-4.11.0

Here run following commands one by one to complete the install of digikam new release.

cd build
make install

As soon as the install process is complete, you can launch it from Application>> Digikam option.

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It’s quite unbelievable that such an amazing app is free of cost, simply download and install it and start playing with your photo albums. It runs fine on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS and is extremely lightweight.

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    • As soon as dependencies are met, yes. But it might be hard to install all those dependencies, we haven’t tested it on 14.04 yet so not sure what errors you might encounter when attempting to install it there :)

  1. This is the error I get with newest version 4.14.0 on ubuntu 15.04
    when running “./bootstrap.local”

    — Found Qt-Version 5.4.1 (using /usr/bin/qmake)
    CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND.
    Please set them or make sure they are set and tested correctly in the CMake files:
    used as include directory in directory /home/giorgos/Downloads/digikam-4.13.0/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp

    CMake Error: Internal CMake error, TryCompile configure of cmake failed

    CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake:1316 (message):
    Unable to compile a basic Qt application. Qt has not been found correctly.
    Call Stack (most recent call first):
    /usr/share/cmake-3.0/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:108 (find_package)
    CMakeLists.txt:15 (find_package)

    — Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
    See also “/home/giorgos/Downloads/digikam-4.13.0/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeOutput.log”.
    See also “/home/giorgos/Downloads/digikam-4.13.0/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeError.log”.

    Any clues on how to solve this ?

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