Showfoto logo Showfoto is a stand alone Photo Editor based on digiKam Image Editor. Showfoto is a part of digiKam project. digiKam bills itself as a digital photo management application, but it offers much more. We show you how to get started with this cool tool. Maybe I am misunderstanding something; but, it is my understanding that there is a pdf instructions manual that one must install in DigiKam.
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Adjust the burning options to your needs, if necessary.
The application includes several useful plug-ins that can convert your images to various different formats. Add Film Grain Add film grain to your image to give it a rough look. The editing mode contains more useful features.
Chapter Managing Your Digital Image Collection with DigiKam
Shift one part of your image to one direction and the other to the opposite direction, either horizontally or vertically. The Transform menu offers the crop, rotate, flip, and resize functions.
This is an application filled with features and configuration options, so it takes time to learn it entirely, and then more time to decide which features you want to use and which ones you want to ignore. Proceed similarly with all other albums and images. Accept or modify the list of images queued for the transformation. Digikam inserts a My Albums folder by default, which collects all your photographs.
Add Border Select the type of border. Assume some dust or scratch on your lens ruined an image. Depending on the type of border you have selected, choose one or two colors to be used for the border idgikam set the width of the border around your image.
It helps you organize and manipulate your images to handobok the best possible results. If you select Restore photographyou can fine-tune the algorithms used on your resized image and improve the quality of the end product. Find Duplicate Images If you suspect that your collection contains a number of duplicates, use this option to find and delete them.
When you hanbook done with the first image, stay in this dialog, click the right arrow button, and click Apply when finished to apply your settings. Compared to Darktable, which configures non-linear filters through which you may view and export those images, Digikam modifies the pixels of the image and applies filters linearly although it manages versions quite well and does not overwrite your photo unless you force it.
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Search the Map Click on the Map Searches tab on the left side. If you save a photo as a new version, then you’ll see your new version in your thumbnail view, but you’ll always have the option to view previous versions.
In addition to the Album view, there are: Select the albums or tags hsndbook handle. If you want to please someone, a custom calendar hqndbook be a nice gift.
Select the destination from the list or by creating a new album with New Album. To export your collection to an external image gallery on the Internet, proceed as follows: Apply Texture Select the type of texture you want to apply to your image and determine how prominent this texture should be Relief.
Tags categorize images, and more than one tag can be assigned to an image. To save the search for future use, click on Searches tab on the left side. Charcoal Drawing Transform your image into a black and white charcoal drawing. Set the target folder to digikkam the resulting images. Simulate handboook oil painting. You can choose to start digiKam or any other image viewing or processing application whenever a device of this type is mounted.
To get more information for the selected list entry, press Shift – F1. To manage your images by custom categories and across albums, digiKam digiakm the My Tags system. As with the target images, specify size, compression and file type for the thumbnails used for gallery navitation. Custom Select a custom ration of width versus height instead of using one of the preset values. Exporting Image Collections For a comprehensive description of the options, refer to http: Managing lots of different photographs with different albums can sometimes be complex.
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The Showfoto Handbook
Either manipulate the color temperature directly by using the Kelvin slider, or choose one of the preset white balance schemes. Filters and effects can be un-done, too, from the Edit menu, but only in the order they were applied. To select a different one, right-click the respective photograph and select Set as Album Thumbnail from the context menu. Colors Use this tab to access color management-related data and to analyze the histograms hanndbook with your images.
This comes in handy if you know that your camera tends to hsndbook the same faulty color settings all the time, and you would like to be able to correct them with just a single click.
Colors takes you to a submenu where you can modify all basic color settings. To help you organize your collection, digiKam offers you two search options:. Use the looking glass icon to selectively zoom into a particular area of the image.
Transform The Transform menu offers the crop, rotate, flip, and resize functions. Create a simple calendar using a standard layout by selecting the images to use and by selecting paper size and fonts. The channel mixer tool provides an alternative way of converting colored images to black and white.
The dialog box allows you to create hierarchical tags, too.
It has fine-grain settings tuned to let you see your work in a variety of ways. Right-clicking enables common file management tasks, like renaming photos, adding a photo to a specific album, or moving irreparable ones to the trash, and so on. The Tag Filter in the far right edge of the main window limits the number of images displayed for the current album to those marked by the tag or tags selected here.
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