How to Install Digikam on Linux mint 18.03

To Install Digikam on Linux mint 18.03
DigiKam is a free image editor programmed in C++. It supports all formats of image files and also provides functionalities to edit images from digital camera. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of digikam on Linux mint 18.03.


Update the system repository using the following command.

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                
Hit:3 xenial-updates InRelease                                
Ign:4 sylvia InRelease                                          
Hit:5 xenial-backports InRelease                             
Hit:6 sylvia Release                      
Get:8 xenial-security InRelease [107 kB]
Fetched 107 kB in 1s (83.4 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done

Install the digikam image editor application run the following command.

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get install digikam
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  breeze-icon-theme digikam-data kate-data katepart kde-runtime kde-runtime-data kde-style-breeze
  kde-style-breeze-qt4 kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools libattica0.4
  libbaloocore4 libbaloofiles4 libbalooxapian4 libdlrestrictions1 libfam0 libkactivities6
Setting up kde-runtime (4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu-distrib/kdesu to provide /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu (kdesu) in auto mode
Setting up digikam (4:4.12.0-0ubuntu7) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.10.6-1ubuntu3.3) ...

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

Welcome page of digikam.
welcome page

Digikam store database.
database store

Configuring the raw file.
raw file

Configuring raw file handling.
raw file handling

Configure preview behavior.

Configure open file behavior.
configure open file

Enable contextual tooltips.
enable contextual

Scan your collection.
scan your collection

Digikam application appears now.
digikam application appears

The version of digikam.
With this, the method to install digikam on Linux mint 18.03 comes to an end.

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