9 comments on “New Features in digiKam 2.0: Versioning

  1. Nice!
    Is it possible to let a picture enter the versioning system if it not altered by Digikam itself but by another image processing tool, like Gimp for example?
    Stéphane

    • Agree.
      I use the RAW+Jpeg setting on my camera, to get jpeg images that are “good enough”, and still have the RAW image available when I want it.
      It would be great if this jpeg was automatically grouped with the RAW.

    • Yes, I´m looking also for this: How can I mark an image edited with an external program as a version of the original image in digikam?
      If this is not possible yet, where can this feature suggested?
      Thank you.

  2. Very cool :-) however, grouping should probably happen automatically (with the newest ‘on top’) to avoid this just becoming a Power User feature, ignored by the majority.

  3. How do the grouped photos appear differently in a file manager or outside of digiKam, or even on another computer with a different digiKam? Is this grouping stored in the metadata? or is it a compressed file? or something else?

  4. I’m sorry, but as much as I love this feature, the current implementation is a bit underwhelming IMHO. How about another GSoC project: “Transparent versioning”, aiming to make this feature just work for the non-technical user? Release note: “With transparent versioning in the new digiKam, you can’t destroy your original photos (unless you really try).”

  5. What about saving the changes made to the original image as a text file, not the different versions of the image; is that possible? That would be very useful for experimenting with different settings and adjustments.

  6. Hi,
    I am trying to use this feature in Digikam 2.5.0 and I cannot make it work. After using the “Save as New Version” button, I see only the new image in the Image History. Is it still working in 2.5.0 or is there a problem in my setup. BTW. I double checked the options and I have “Non-Destructive Editing and Versioning” enabled.

    Just in case, these are some technical information about my setup:
    I am using SQLite database, running Gentoo Linux, Digikam comes from official Gentoo repository and is compiled with these use flags: addressbook gphoto2 handbook semantic-desktop thumbnails video.

    I also tried to run Digikam in a terminal and then I got this message when saving the image:
    No itemShortInfo could be retrieved from the database for image “2012-02-19 11.18.56 – Panasonic DMC-TZ7_v1.jpg”

    Thanks for any response,
    McJ

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