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digiKam – free and open source program for viewing, organizing, and editing photos


  • digiKam support multiple collections hosted from different media, as local, removable, or from the network;
  • All collections are scanned to populate a database with most importants information from your items, as camera settings, geolocation, lens, copyright, captions, etc;


  • Support for all digital camera models that work with Gphoto2;
  • Support of USB Mass Storage devices;
  • digiKam include also many tools dedicated to import and export contents to remote web-services, as Flickr, GPhoto, Imgur, Facebook, etc;

Import module supports the following actions:

  • Delete images,
  • Upload images,
  • Lock images,
  • Auto-rename pictures during import,
  • Auto-rotate pictures during import,
  • Auto-creation of albums during import,
  • Lossless conversion during import,
  • RAW to DNG conversion during import,
  • Run customized scripts during import,
  • Identification of already downloaded items,
  • Show camera information;


  • Albums are directories to host images, raw files, and videos;
  • Albums use hierarchies on disk with sub-albums;
  • Tags are virtual albums stored on database but using same properties than physical albums;
  • Tags hierarchies and properties can be organized by a special tool named Tags Manager;
  • Labels are special tags to mark items for your workflow (rating, color, pick);
  • Group items together by file-name, by date, time-lapse;
  • Add tags, comments, and advanced textual properties to items;
  • Sort albums by folder, category, and creation date;
  • Sort items in albums by name, path, date, file size, or manually;
  • Separate icon-view items as flat list, by file format, by album, or by month;
  • Filter album items by rating, filename, file type, tags, and labels;

Search. digiKam provide plenty of tools to search items in your collections using simple criteria based on items properties as:

  • By Tags;
  • By Labels (rating, color marks, flags);
  • By Dates using calendar;
  • By Time Range using timeline histogram;
  • By Geolocation using world maps;
  • By Similarity to find duplicates or by drawing a sketch to find items with specific shapes;
  • By faces (detection and recognition);
  • Finally, if these methods are not enough to complete a search on your collections, an ultimate very powerful tool can process complex queries on the database using multiple criteria at the same time. All items properties stored in database can be used to compose a search;

View. Central view can use multiple visualization modes:

  • Icon view to display items as thumbnails;
  • Item preview to display items in full size;
  • Map view with items position show as overlay;
  • Table view to display item with a list as a file manager;
  • Video support as photo: thumbnails, preview, and metadata;
  • Support of RAW pictures using LibRaw included in digiKam core. More than 1000 proprietary RAW camera formats are supported;

Easy comparing similar pictures using Light Table:

  • Files displayed side by side;
  • Properties displayed side by side;
  • Synchronized panning and zooming;
  • Navigation by pair;
  • Raw files support;

Sidebar used everywhere to display:

  • Item information;
  • Item Metadata;
  • Colors information: histogram and ICC profile;
  • Geolocation information;
  • Captions/tags/labels/date;
  • Item versioning information;
  • Tag filter information;
  • Quick access to post-processing tools;

Image Editor:

  • Free cropping;
  • Rotation;
  • Flipping;
  • Photo editing without losing metadata;
  • Histogram viewer;
  • Under and Over Exposure indicator on the canvas;
  • Color Management support;
  • Export to another image format;
  • Zooming and panning;
  • Printing images;
  • Multiple editor tool preview to compare side by side results;
  • 16 bits image color depth support;
  • RAW camera image support;

Plugin support:

  • Image editor plugins;
  • Geolocation editor;
  • Share items with DLNA/Upnp compatible devices;
  • Print creator;
  • Creating a calendar, slideshow, and panorama;
  • Editing images/photos;
  • Export;
  • and many others.

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The software digiKam is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
GNOME/KDE Software CenterUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install digikam

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software on Discover Software Center

Open Discover Software Center and use the search bar to enter digiKam, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software on GNOME Software Center

Open GNOME Software Center and use the search bar to enter digiKam, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install digikam --candidate

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.kde.digikam

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:7.0.0
Developer:digiKam Team
Programming language:C++
License:GPL v2
Software website:digikam.org

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