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10 July 2012, 11:08

digiKam 2.7.0 improves RAW processing support

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Version 2.7.0 of the digiKam Software Collection has been released and is now compatible with a variety of new camera models. The developers say that the update to the open source digital photo management application for KDE has improved RAW file processing thanks to it using the latest 0.14.7 release of the LibRaw image decoder library.

With the inclusion of a new version of LibRaw, support for a number of new cameras is now included in 2.7.0: Canon 5D Mark III, G1 X, 1D X and Powershot SX200, Nikon D4, D800/D800E and D3200, Fuji X-S1 and HS30EXR, Casio EX-Z8, Olympus E-M5, Panasonic GF5, Sony NEX-F3, SLT-A37 and SLT-A57, Samsung NX20 and NX210. The LensFun library has been upgraded to the current 0.2.6 release, which adds new camera profiles for applying optical lens corrections, and version 6.12.24 of LibPGF improves thumbnail processing speed when in icon-view. The new version also fixes nearly 30 bugs from the previous release, 9 of which could have caused the application to crash when, for example, tagging a picture, using curves correction or loading a large image collection.

More details about the update, including a full list of bug fixes, can be found in the NEWS file and in the announcement blog post. Version 2.7.0 of the digiKam Software Collection is available to download as pre-compiled binary packages for various Linux distributions and as source code for self-compilation. digiKam is licensed under the GPLv2 and is hosted on SourceForge.


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