digiKam Professional Photo Management App – Install digiKam on Ubuntu

digiKam is a free open source digital photo management application for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. It is released under the GNU General Public License. With this app, you can easily manage your library with over 100,000 images. You can import photos, RAW files and videos from your digital camera. You can also perform basic editing tasks such as processing RAW files, editing JPEGs, and publishing photos to social media. You can view and edit metadata, add tags, add comments, and add advanced text properties to items. This is a KDE application.

It also comes with features for sorting, filtering, searching and searching for duplicate images. Other features include full color management support using ICC color profiles, 16-bit color, Hdpi support, and plug-in support.

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Install digiKam on Ubuntu

digiKam is available as a portable Linux App Image. Download the latest digiKamAppImage file from the download link below and save it in your download folder.

Download digiKam

Then open a terminal application (ctrl + alt + t) and run the following commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ digikam-7.1.0-x86-64.appimage

Enter the Ubuntu user password if required. The file name downloaded by “digikam-7.1.0-x86-64.appimage” here. You can change the command based on the file name.


If you don’t like AppImage, you can also install it using the following command: For the latest version, use the AppImage method.

sudo apt-get install digikam

that’s it.

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