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14.3. Managing photos on the KDE desktop

The KDE desktop uses digiKam to import and organize your photos. DigiKam also provides image editing features through the showFoto program.
When you turn on a camera connected to your computer, or plug in device containing photos such as a USB flash drive, Fedora will notify you by opening a window from the Device Notifier located at the left of the KDE panel. If you do not see a window, click the Device Notifier to open the window manually. You should see the camera or other storage device listed in the window. Click on the device, and a dialog box will open to ask What do you want to do? . Click Download Photos with digiKam and OK .

14.3.1. Importing photos with digiKam

When you first start digiKam , it prompts you for a default location in which to store your photos, and will suggest the Pictures folder inside your Home folder. It will also ask for a location to store a database that it will create to store information about your photos. DigiKam will use this database to help you organise and manage your photos and will again suggest the Pictures folder as the location for this database. For both the default picture location and the database location, you can type in the name of a folder on your computer, browse to a folder by clicking on the folder icon, or accept the defaults. When you have made your choices, click OK and the main digiKam window will open, together with a separate window to show you the files on the camera or storage device.
In this dialog, you can select or deselect photos to import by clicking on the corresponding thumbnail. To select all photos, click any photo and then press the key combination Ctrl + A . To deselect all photos, press Ctrl + Shift + A . Once you have selected all the photos that you want to import, click the Download Selected button. To cancel the import process before you begin the download, close the window. To cancel the process once the download is underway, click the Cancel button.
DigiKam asks you for a name for this group of pictures, which it calls an album. Either click on an existing album on the list, or click New Album and provide a name for the album. DigiKam will suggest the current date as a name for the album, but you might want to choose a name that will better help you to remember the subject of these photos. When you have selected an album, click OK and digiKam will import the photos to your computer.
To clear the photos from your camera, click Image > Delete Selected to delete just the images you imported to your computer, or click Image > Delete All to delete all images from your camera.

 
 
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