How to install Digikam 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 18.04

To install Digikam 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 18.04
DigiKam 5.6.0 is an advanced digital photo management application for KDE Linux, which makes importing as well as organizing digital photos a “snap”. The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of Digikam on Ubuntu 18.04.


Update the system repository using the following command

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 bionic-security InRelease
Hit:2 bionic InRelease
Hit:3 bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:4 bionic-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done   

Install the Digikam package using the following command

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install digikam -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  catdoc digikam-data digikam-private-libs ffmpegthumbs gdal-data i965-va-driver
  kactivities-bin kactivitymanagerd kinit kio kpackagelauncherqml kpackagetool5 kwayland-data
  kwayland-integration liba52-0.7.4 libaacs0 libaec0 libaribb24-0 libarmadillo8 libarpack2
  libass9 libastro1 libavcodec57 libavdevice57 libavfilter6 libavformat57 libavresample3
Setting up libkf5plasmaquick5:amd64 (5.44.0-0ubuntu3) ...
Setting up qml-module-org-kde-kirigami2 (5.44.0-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up plasma-framework (5.44.0-0ubuntu3) ...
Setting up libopencv-objdetect3.2:amd64 (3.2.0+dfsg-4build2) ...
Setting up marble-data (4:17.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libastro1 (4:17.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libmarblewidget-qt5-28 (4:17.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up digikam-private-libs (4:5.6.0-0ubuntu10) ...
Setting up marble-plugins (4:17.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
Setting up digikam (4:5.6.0-0ubuntu10) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libvlc-bin:amd64 (3.0.3-1-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.2-1ubuntu1) ...

Once Installation is done you can access the Digikam from the Menu as shown here

You will see the welcome page of Digikam


Configure the location setup as follow

Configure the Database setup

Configure the Raw file setup

Configure the metadata storage setup as shown below

Configure the Preview setup

Configure the Open file setup as follow

Choose the contextual tooltips

You will see the scan your location

After the configuration, you will see the following page as shown below

Digikam application

The version of Digikam can be found in Help-> About

With this, the method to install Digikam 5.6.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 comes to an end.

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