Photo Management

KPhotoAlbum – image software

KPhotoAlbum is software for viewing and organising images. It lets you index, search, group and view images by keywords, date, locations and persons. It also provides a quick and elegant way to look up groups of images when you have thousands of pictures on your hard disk.

The information associated with each photo is stored in an XML file. Together with its keywords, KPhotoAlbum stores each picture’s MD5 sum, so it will recognize them even if they are moved to another directory. KPhotoAlbum can also create HTML galleries with the images you select.

KPhotoAlbum can also make use of the KIPI image handling plugins to extend its capabilities. The kipi-plugins package contains many useful extensions. Among others, it contains extensions for photo manipulation, importing, exporting and batch processing.

Features include:

  • Web-awareness (e.g. supports Facebook and Smugmug).
  • Timeline device similar to F-Spot.
  • Annotation (identifying people, location, keywords, or other descriptions).
  • KIPI plugin support for manipulating images.
  • Reads RAW files.
  • Boolean searches.
  • Export plugins: Flickr, 23, Zooomr, HTML, Piwigo, KMP, Shwup, PicasaWeb, Facebook, Flash, SmugMug, Gallery, iPod, and remote computers.
  • Import from PicasaWeb, Facebook, Scanner, SmugMug and remote computers.
  • Batch plugins: Batch RAW converter, border images, color images, convert images, image effects, filter images, rename images, recompress images, resize images, and DNG converter.
  • Tools include an OpenGL image review, blend bracketed images, an advanced slideshow, and calendars.
  • Thumbnails stored in its own format making them much faster to load with smooth scrolling.
  • Generates HTML pages which are easy to navigate.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Jesper K. Pedersen
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


KPhotoAlbum is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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