digiKam 5.7.0 is released
Following the release of 5.6.0 published in June, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.7.0 of the digiKam Software Collection. In this version a lot of work has happened behind the scenes and in fixing bugs, which does not mean there is no enhancements: A new tool to create print layouts has been introduces, albums can now be exported by mail, support for Hugin 2017 was added and GPS traces are saveable as KML.
Gilles Caulier updated the bugs categories and went through all of them to reassign them to the correct category and find no longer valid or duplicate bugs. The immediate result of this is an enourmous list of resolved issues in this release. However this is not the main benefit: The change makes it both easier for issue reporters to find an appropriate category as well as for developers to get an overview and find issues relevant to specific parts of the code.
This wizard allows you to print multiple images in various configurations. If the aspect ratio does not fit the printing format, you can choose which part of the image to crop (if at all). The result can be sent directly to a printer, to GIMP or to a file. The tool is available in all modes: Main view, light table, editor and showFoto through the tools menu. In the main view it is also accessible in the right sidebar in the tools tab.
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Google Summer of Code 2017 Students
The time of the four students working on digiKam has ended officially. They have handed in their final report, but it will hopefully not be their final contribution. Their have made real progress for digiKam and we hope they will continue helping making this software better. You can find a description and their final report on the official GSoC project page. We want to thank Yingjie Liu, Swati Lodha, Shaza Ismail Kaoud and Ahmed Fathy for their contributions!
We already started to incorporate the astonishing work of our Goolge Summer of Code participants. It will take some time to get it to work as we want and put on the polish - things look promising for the next major release to version 6. The next minor release 5.8.0 will follow towards November.
As always, but especially noteworthy this time, you can look at the list of 505 resolved issues for detailed information.
digiKam 5.7.0 Software collection source code tarball, Linux 32/64 bits AppImage bundles, MacOS package, and Windows 32/64 bits installers can be downloaded from this repository.
Happy digiKaming while capturing lovely autumn colours!
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.digikam.org/news/2017-09-11-5.7.0_release_announcement/