Install Digikam 5.1.0 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & LinuxMint

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In this tutorial i will show you how to install the latest version of digikam 5.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS /14.04 LTS and Linuxmint.

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 5.1 and released on 10th July 2016


New Features in digikam 5.1

  • This version introduces a new huge bugs triage and some fixes following first feedback from end-users.
  • This release update internal Libraw to last public and pre-release version 0.18.0. This permit to digiKam to support new lead RAW cameras as...
  • Canon 80D, 1300D, 1DX MkII
  • Fujifilm X-Pro2, X70, X-E2S
  • HTC One A9 and M9
  • Leica M and X-U
  • Nikon D5
  • Olympus Pen F, SH-3
  • Panasonic DMC-GX80/85, DMC-TZ80/81/85/ZS60, DMC-TZ100/101/ZS100
  • PhaseOne IQ150, IQ180 IR, IQ3
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Sony ILCA-68, ILCE-6300, RX1R II, RX10 III
  • In addition, a consolidation of Mysql database interface has been continued. Some optimizations have been introduced to speed-up startup operation, especially to delay the scan from new items after the main interface initialization. Also the option to enable or disable the scan for new items at startup is back in Setup/Miscs dialog page.

Installation steps

Step 1: Add the PPA for Digikam installation
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3:Install digikam 5.1
sudo apt-get install digikam5

Remove digikam 5.1.0

For removing just fire the below command
sudo apt-get remove digikam5
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