Install Digikam 4.0.0 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Elementary OS

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of digikam 4.0.0 on Ubunut 14.04 LTS / 13.10 / 12.04 LTS , LinuxMint 16 / 15 and Elementary OS.

digiKam is an open source application written in Qt.It makes importing and organizing digital Photos a "snap".It act as a digital photo management application for the KDE desktop environment. 

digikam team released its stable version 4.0.0 on 14th May 2014

New Features in digikam 4.0.0
  • A new tool dedicated to organize whole tag hierarchies. 
  • A new maintenance tool dedicated to parse image quality and auto-tags items automatically using Pick Labels. 
  • Showfoto thumbbar is now ported to Qt model/view in order to switch later full digiKam code to Qt5. 
  • A lots of work have been done into Import tool to fix several dysfunctions reported since a very long time. 
  • This release include also the multi-core CPU support for severals tools which require a lots of computing, as Sharpen, LocalContrast, Noise Reduction, and all visual effects tools.
Installation steps

Step 1: Add the PPA for Digikam installation
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:msylwester/digikam
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3:Install digikam 4.0.0
sudo apt-get install digikam  
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