The only requirement is that you are a Linux user -- there are no requirements on photos posted to the pool. Dear digiKam fans and users, Just a few words to inform the community that 7.2.0-beta1 is out and ready to test one month later the 7.1.0 stable release. and use this instead of the event system of Shotwell. In Shotwell, your photos are organized into events, independent from their location on disk. And when you plug the external HD in, it will redetect them. The next best thing that I found after a long search is Gwenview. Geeqie does not build new photo libraries or databases, it does not have automatic color correction or web export. Other interesting digiKam alternatives are darktable (Free, Open Source), Adobe Lightroom (Paid), Shotwell (Free, Open Source) and Adobe Bridge (Free). Google has some real issues with Linux it would seem. Pretty light-weighted and does most of the wok which a simple person wants to. That leaves me with the only option to continue working with both programs, and hope to get a new bigger SSD before the current one runs out of space. Albums are directories. Sure enough. Your email address will not be published. It's still usable in Linux but with the wine layer…it just doesn't feel right. I'd rather use a Linux native app rather than encourage the use of Picasa. Packages automatically get moved to testing after something like ten days in unstable, right? Understanding what makes them similar and what distinguishes them from one another will help you make the informed choice of Lightroom equivalent satisfying your needs. Digikam is a KDE based photo manager. No idea how stable it is, but I do know it ran correctly in Jessie so it should be fine in testing and unstable as well. The good thing in this approach is that one can easily have sub-albums: Imagine a trip to three different islands of Hawaii during one trip. It's got good intuitive interface and nice batch resize options. digiKam is certainly one of the best Linux photo management software, if not best. Personal experience for my personal needs shows that XNView MP was more stable than Shotwell when it came to huge amounts (20k) of tagged TIF files. It's got easy access to metadata. Unfortunately, the missing Event support, and much more the completely minimal support for Piwigo sharing in digiKam is a big show stopper at the moment. Local and camera images are typically imported into the Pictures folder in the user’s home, with the originals left unaltered. Shotwell is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop environment. It’s got the most image editing capability, the most web export functionality, the most sorting/filtering options, batch image processing, search capabilities, even geolocation. My main question for this topic: Is digiKam able to import Shotwell database? If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to digiKam so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Most of us seldom shoot more than a couple of photos every day, and it is usually of the same things – will receive the same meta-tag regardless. Replacing F-Spot in Ubuntu 10.10 (and Fedora 13) is Shotwell. Instead of sending your pictures to Google Photos or Apple cloud storage, you can send them to your own Nextcloud install. Note: to integrate the AppImage bundle in Linux desktop, you can use the AppImageLauncher application.. Pre-Releases So in the organization respect there is no clear winner. If you want, you can still get the not-quite-released 3.0 version to try out from krita.org, though. yeah…gthumb has always been my favorite. yes indeed, I know about that. Unfortunately, DigiKam crashes now and then. Apart from that a couple of features i like is that light table, that let me compare 2 photos at a time. Picasa for Linux is essentially Picasa for Windows wrapped in a compatibility layer. digiKam here is more like a photo editor software with loads of tools and features. Other reason why you should try using Shotwell to import your photos is because this tool is very easy to use. You have to take note of the path, and then navigate in Nautilus to retrieve it. F-Spot has the second most web export options of the programs listed here, and includes support for Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, Zoomr, and others. I can't seem to find that feature on the Linux version. Categories: Office & Productivity Photos & Graphics. DigiKam is an superior picture management computer software. Definitely worth a try whenever it shows up in testing again. For instance, you can set F-Spot albums or favorites as the source of images for the Gnome screensaver or desktop background. Which photo manager do you use? However, digiKam is one of the best photo management tools for Linux. In fact, it is probably one of the better free options that I’ve come across in my travels. vs. And with Shotwell I can edit the event comment, and photo comments/titles, and the comments will be carried over to the Piwigo album. I am not interested in flame wars over Gnome versus KDE philosophy. in Shotwell too, but in some complicated unintuitive way… didn't have time for that. To organise by dates identifies duplicates. 8 Tools to Easily Create a Custom Linux Distro, How to Set Up a Virtual On-Screen Keyboard in Linux, How to Install and Configure Openbox Window Manager. On the opposite end of the spectrum from DigiKam is Geeqie. The good thing of your method is that it is static, and quick. The only requirement is that you are a Linux user -- there are no requirements on photos posted to the pool. I miss gthumb but I compiled shotwell-0.5.2 and have been using it comfortably for a while now. There are several photo management softwares out there, I guess the most commonly used ones are Shotwell for the Gnome desktop, digiKam for the KDE world, and FotoXX. In addition, by writing the comments into the metadata (exif) of the images, both digikam and shotwell can work on them, and the comments don’t get lost in case of move. My daughter had a wedding that resulted in a couple og hundred emails, but these are simple to sort and she marries hopefully just once, making it an exception and not a rule. There are many howto's available.Works great for me, including face recognition. Overall, this is probably the most powerful application on the list. Oh, thanks, ok, will try that … cloning is done already. Characteristics of Shotwell. […] vs. #digiKam https://www.preining.info/blog/2016/05/shotwell-vs-digikam/ #photography […]. How to manage your photos? I don't need duplicates! If, on the other hand, you don’t want to worry about tags and libraries and metadata, you may be better off with the likes of Geekie. Instead of creating a native port for Linux, they bundle Wine, the Windows “emulator” in with the Linux package. Developed by Adobe. I am contemplating to move the event structure to a tag sub-hierarchy (something like event/….) What one wants is an automatic check whether the medium the library is on is available. digiKam is KDE – that means – provide as much functionality as possible. When DigiKam truly is cross-platform and has serious support for import/syncing of Picasa webalbums.. But in general I agree that I would like to switch to digikam, esp. 3. gThumb. Well, okay, there's ONE requirement: Photos posted should have involved Linux in some way -- even if they were transferred from the camera to a Linux machine and uploaded directly to Flickr without modification -- that counts. Shotwell has in addition a quick flag action that I used quite often for initial selecting photos, as well as accepted and rejected. It’s had support for higher bit-depth images forever, and has a lot of more advanced layer features that people have requested for gimp but never gotten. Another of Geeqie’s main strengths is its configurability. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. For such a small application it’s got a surprising amount of user controls and preferences. Vs: Digikam vai Shotwell? To make it clearer, I will compare it with digiKam, another photo management tool for Linux. Shotwell is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. Look at what is shown on packages.d.o: The koffice is transitioning to calligra, but calligra does not exists. Let us look at those aspects I am using: organization, offline, sharing, editing. Multi-line or long descriptions are cut short with an ellipses in certain places, acting as captions. For example I have a folder 2016/05.21-22.Climbing.Tanigakadake with two sub-folders Nor… Shotwell. If you’d like more info on some of DigiKam’s best features, check out his guides here and here. Well, okay, there's ONE requirement: Photos posted should have involved Linux in some way -- even if they were transferred from the camera to a Linux machine and uploaded directly to Flickr without modification -- that counts. what about gwenview .. My usecase is a bit different, rarely watch pictures directly on the desktop after initial modification. One also needs to say that the list of supported services in digiKam is by far longer than the one in Shotwell, but the main services (usual suspects) are supported in both. I haven’t even explored all the options – maybe I can get rid of GIMP, too? But I have thousands of photos of her, and bluntly tagging them or otherwise use facial recognition make sense together with some other tag “her+dog”. License: Free. Shotwell vs Digikam (SOLVED) Post by leadwtZ » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:16 pm. Overall, this is probably the most powerful application on the list. You can also export to Picasa and facebook – a feature I use often. Batch edit would be nice, as I have a lot of photos to re-date correctly now. Which is good, considering gimp started acting really weird about my mouse (mousewheel won’t on canvas, clicking UI elements won’t work at random, etc.) For example I have a folder 2016/05.21-22.Climbing.Tanigakadake with two sub-folders Norbert (for my photos) and Friend (for my friends photos). It supports virtually any image format and it can interface with a wide range of digital cameras. In Shotwell, your photos are organized into events, independent from their location on disk. Shotwell has for ages been good at organising the photos, using the Jpg tags, date and time. Shotwell is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop environment. Both programs have some face detection support, but also this I haven’t used. Nextcloud is surprisingly easy to set up on your own server, and it has robust controls so you can select who on the Internet can reach your photo albums. They seemed ok with it as they paved their road to riches with it but other than that, we are the proverbial step-children. It might have been worth including Phraymd as an example of a minimalistic approach. I haven’t even explored all the options – maybe I can get rid of GIMP, too? Indeed, I see the same problem with large operations. What it does well is let you browse, sort, and perform file operations on your pictures. When it comes to pure power, it’s hard to argue with DigiKam. I searched the web, documentation and website of digiKam and could not find any definitive answer. There are too many missing features – one cannot (in the version I have installed) select a photo and export (copy) it into another folder. It’s a digital management tool for photographs on the Linux desktop. koffice->calligra transition is long done, but there is something else going on – maybe a library clash with KDE4->Plasma5 transition. I'll try to compile 0.5.2 to see if things have changed. Discover Shotwell alternatives, reviews, features and functionalities. Tagging photos and searching for them is at least as easy and possibly easier in DigiKam than it is in Lightroom. Like Shotwell, Digikam uses a database to store metadata for each photo. On the other hand digiKam has a very barebone interface to Piwigo – you can upload photos to an existing album and resize them, but that is already everything. I didn't try DigiKam in the last 2 years or so, maybe I should. You can also export pictures to another directory, but you have to go through the export's resize dialog to do so, and there doesn't seem to be any option to always select “Original” there. Updated 2017/04/21. it is available for Window and Mac besides *nix. Since I use my Linux machine for work, all these matter. That is simple: Shotwell: forget it, not reasonably possible. Nothing else has a problem, luckily, so I just retired Gimp in favour of Krita with occasional showfoto (digikam) use. I've been digging on Shotwell. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The blog of a local friend of Komatsu, mainly devoted to the beauty of the Kiba-gata. Piwigo is a great photo organizer and a gallery app that is loved by professional photographers and businesses alike. This little app does not take the same approach as the others here in attempting to create an all-in-one photo management suite. a desktop application like digiKam, Shotwell, Lightroom or mobile applications. I like gthumb. Tell us what you’re passionate about to get your personalized feed and help others. It still has the same timezone bug it had back then, and what's worse, is that if you don't set it properly, it *will* change the dates in your photos on import. Nextcloudis far more than a photo hosting application, but its photo management stands out thanks to phone apps you can use for opt-in synchronization. But it is, till now, very weak when collaborating with Piwigo – I looked into the code but it was not readable/extendable for me. yes, I was doing this, too, for quite some time. Clear winner: Shotwell (but I haven’t tested other upload services). F Spot is too bland, and it copies your pictures to another directory. It does however have similar support for tags and Exif information. Minor inconvenience, but still. ... Shotwell vs Adobe Bridge Compare Shotwell and Adobe Bridge and decide which is most suitable for you. I have been using Gnome since many years, and tried to convince myself to G3 for more than a year – until I threw out all of it but selected programs – but their number is going down. Of course I could start hacking into the digiKam source – maybe I do this when I have a bit more time – to add proper Piwigo support. Hello (& happy Xmas to those who celebrate it!). I don't usually need to import from the web so I cant talk to import. To help resolve this, many people use photo managers such as Picasa, DigiKam, and iPhoto. digiKam also has so called “picks” (no pick, reject, pending, accepted), and “colors” (not used by now). There’s even a I’m Feeling Lucky button which does a surprisingly good job of adjusting colors and lighting to improve photos. Even after testing the upcoming digiKam 5.0 version for some time, I didn’t see any improvement wrt to sharing. I found your post today, and installed digiKam. Also separation into several libraries (online and offline) is not supported. ... DigiKam. There and back again © 2021. It has a very long feature page with a short list at the beginning: Now that sounds like they are very similar, but upon using them it turns out that there are huge differences, that can easily be summed up in a short statement: Shotwell is Gnome 3 – that means – get rid of functionality. I have events = folders anyway, with subfolders for photos from different people or cameras, but digikam allows to show photos from sub-folders, so that gives me the events. 🙂. Gthumb simply seems to get the job done without the drama….at least for me. Adobe Bridge. Either way, good luck with it. There is a market for that, sure, but I am not one of it. Beautiful photos from Toyama, mixed with mountaineering and other interesting stuff! You can also filter extensively. On the other hand, digiKam supports multiple libraries, partly offline, without a hinch. Interesting report, thanks. It’s got many of the same benefits as F-Spot, but often with improved speed and reliability. Annotation is expensive and very time consuming. Microsoft has done a lot to crush intelligent data processing: The file hierarchy that holds the originals are the only original. It can, however, modify metadata that it doesn't use in the application; this is done with specific metadata editing tools. And the ability to order photos into albums independent of directory structure is also something I really like in Shotwell. according to me f-spot is best .it is easy to use.. tried to run photo manager (F-Spot) and it won’t open did it not install when i installed gnome? Thanks for your comment, I agree! Is there any way to edit the EXIF dates in DigiKam? Instead, it’s more like a cross between a photo viewer and a file manager. I am a bit puzzled what the heck is going on here …, Oops, that post I put below was supposed to be a reply here. I really like it. It took me a while to discover that, and it became worse when I had to reimport everything again because of a F-Spot database crash. Thanks for the tip, I'll try DigiKam and see if it works better for me. And it is to ensure that your photos are safe, that backups exist, and alternatives are held separate to the original (including detecting duplicates). Aehmm … where on git.debian.org? but I will keep a close eye on it. There is no clear winner here, unfortunately. (I sometimes use stable, sometimes testing, so I usually want newer versions of Krita than Debian has). It offers just about everything that the others have, and quite a bit more. Pfffff. OTOH, I am used to gimp after many years of usage, so I might remain with it. What about you? It was seamless, and for many years I have loved Shotwell. So I find this functionality of Digikam very important to my use case. But I often watch photos also on my computer, including presentations via beamer/tv, and I would like to have comments and as much information inside the program, and not duplicated anywhere. It compares well with Capture NX that Nikon sells for $180 (only Windows and Mac). Excellent photographer! Shotwell is very simple and easy to use. I have a lot of photos organized, named, rated and tagged. Now before you run after me with a knife because you do not agree with me on the above, either read on, or stop reading. (partly implemented by me 😉. DigiKam is quick and powerful and reliable for managing photos, and it doesn't choke on my 50,000-photo collection. One can move parts to an external HD, then unplug it, and Shotwell will tell you that all the photos are missings. Nevertheless mainly formulated for KDE, DigiKam also functions perfectly in other desktop environments. FotoXX seems to be very powerful, too, but I haven’t tested it till now. thanks for your tips, indeed, the digikam editor is quite powerful. Just enough tools to do the small stuff but not so much that it takes a decade to load. I would love to have this feature in Shotwell, because I need to free disk space, urgently!!! However you can still download packaging template from git.debian.org and build the packages yourself. digiKam Installation sudo apt install digikam 3. And of course that the “event comments” are lost now. As I said, what I haven’t found very nice is the piwigo upload, that is the only thing I am complaining by now. 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