KPhotoAlbum: Organize your images and videos with a single application

KPhotoAlbum En GNU / Linux we have several applications to organize our photos or videos, such as F-Spot o DigiKam (KZKGGaara told us about in another article).

And luckily for us (and especially users of KDE) We have several alternatives like the ones I present today: KPhotoAlbum, a digital image cataloging software that supports annotation, browsing, searching and viewing of digital images and videos.

KPhotoAlbum Installation

In ArchLinux it would be:

sudo pacman -S kphotoalbum

While on Debian, Ubuntu or derivatives:

sudo apt-get install kphotoalbum

If you use any other distro, simply search by the package name (kphotoalbum) and install it.

KPhotoAlbum features

KPhotoAlbum1

I start by saying that this application written in Qt and it has a lot of options, and although it seems a simple application, underneath it has a quite complex operation.

The main feature of KPhotoAlbum is we can insert annotations in our images, for example, where the photograph was taken, who were, in what place, etc ... And we can do this both individually and in groups.

Don't you quite understand? … Well, imagine that you have a photo album, either taken by you with your smartphone or tablets, taken from some photo booth for weddings, scanned, etc, and they want to add comments to each photo (notes, description, etc) so that later as time passes, they remember every detail of how the photo was taken, who was there, or funny or interesting events they witnessed.

This will allow us to connect each element in a fairly complex data network, something like Facebook, which associates you with other people according to the information you offer (places, dates, etc.)

In the browser window you can see the categories that we have placed when noting our images and videos. In addition there are elements for the search based on the information EXIF of the images. Of course, we can browse our hard drive and see the actual thumbnail images.

KPhotoAlbum4 As I said before, it not only organizes our photos, but it also organizes our videos and allows us to export them in different formats, and of course, play them.

KPhotoAlbum5 As we add and catalog our files, individual bars will be shown below that indicate how many images there are in a given period.

And so as not to get lost, below the timeline, we will see a Breadcrumb (breadcrumbs) that show us where we are.

KPhotoAlbum2 KPhotoAlbum It offers us two possibilities to generate HTML code for our photo albums. They imagine walking down the street, taking a photo with their partner or friend on their cell phone, photo booth or something similar, then go home and generate the HTML to publish the photos online ... O_O ...

KPhotoAlbum6

Roughly, among the possibilities offered by this application we have:

  • See photo slideshow.
  • Show photos according to established parameters.
  • Unify duplicate files.
  • Recalculate the checksum of the files.
  • Re-create EXIF ​​search database.
  • Generate thumbnails.
  • Generate statistics.
  • A lot of Accessories to Export / Import / Edit images.
  • And more, much more ..

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  1.   Jairo said

    great, good to have so many alternatives

  2.   Outdated said

    Thank you elav, good review of this interesting program, I did not know it. My parents sure like it 😀

  3.   Sergio E. Duran said

    I really like the application, we hope to see it in its next versions

  4.   Ocelan said

    It looks good, I'll try it └ (^ o ^) ┘

  5.   Drarko said

    Does it integrate with Nepomuk?

  6.   vidagnu said

    Interesting application I'll take a look ...