Monthly Archives: January 2011

Convert RAW Files to DNG with DNGConverter

digiKam comes with a nifty batch utility that allows you to convert RAW files to the DNG format. The question is, of course, why you would want to do that. After all, digiKam can handle RAW files without any problem,

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Use the Levels Adjustment Tool in digiKam

When it comes to tweaking photos, Levels is the most important weapon in digiKam’s arsenal. This tool lets you adjust brightness and contrast by specifying the location of complete black, complete white, and midtones in a histogram, which makes it

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5 Splash Screens to Spice up digiKam

Every new version of digiKam features its own unique splash screen. But you don’t have to wait for the next digiKam release to get a new splash screen. Here are a few ready-to-go designs created by yours truly. To learn

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Publish Photos on a WordPress Blog from digiKam

While digiKam doesn’t allow you to publish photos directly to a WordPress blog, you can work around this limitation. Enable the Post by Email feature on your WordPress blog, and you can use the SendImages Kipi plugin in digiKam to

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Cross-processing with digiKam

Although digiKam can’t rival dedicated image manipulation applications like the GIMP, it does have several essential editing tools which can help you to turn plain photos into striking images. For example, using the Curves Adjustment tool, you can apply the

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digiKam 1.5 Released

The digiKam Tricks book version 1.5 is now available at Amazon US and UK. Here is what’s new in this release: The book now contains illustrations and screenshots Introduction to digiKam chapter added Cross-processing with digiKam tip added Readers who

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