Chapter 4. Menu Descriptions

The main digiKam window

The Album Menu

Album Menu

AlbumBack (Alt+Left)

Go back to the previously visited View using history.

AlbumForward (Alt+Right)

Go forward to the previously visited View using history. You can only go forward if you've just gone back.

AlbumNew... (Ctrl+N)

Create a new album folder.

AlbumProperties

Edit the currently selected album title, caption and collection.

AlbumRefresh (F5)

Refresh the current view in the Main Window.

AlbumSynchronize Images with Database

Synchronize the metadata between database and the file's metadata of all items of the current Main Window. The images will inherit the database metadata, not the other way around as in this menu.

AlbumOpen in File Manager

Open the default file manager with the current Album path.

AlbumDelete

Delete/Move to trash selected Album and all items in it.

AlbumQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Quit digiKam

The Tag Menu

Tags Menu

TagNew..

Create a new Tag entry in the Albums Database.

TagProperties

Edit the properties of the currently selected Tag.

TagDelete

Remove the currently selected Tag from the Album's Database.

The Image Menu

Image Menu

ImageView... (F3) or (Enter)

View the selected image.

(Esc) or (F3)

Puts you back from 'image view' into the main window.

ImageEdit... (F4)

Open the currently selected image in the digiKam image editor.

ImagePlace onto Light Table (Ctrl-L)

Inserts selection to the Light Table thumbbar and puts the Light Table into the foreground.

ImageAdd to Light Table (Ctrl-Shift-L)

Adds selection to the Light Table thumbbar and puts the Light Table into the foreground.

ImageAdjust EXIF Orientation Tag

Manual EXIF Orientation Tag adjustment options of the currently selected image.

ImageAuto Rotate/Flip using EXIF information

Kipi-plugin menu entry to manually activate the auto rotate/flip feature for the currently selected images using the EXIF orientation tag.

See the dedicated JPEG Loss Less manual for more information.

ImageRotate

Kipi-plugin menu entry for rotating the currently selected images by 90/180/270 degrees.

See the dedicated JPEG Loss Less manual for more information.

ImageFlip

Kipi-plugin menu entry for flipping the currently selected images horizontally or vertically.

See the dedicated JPEG Loss Less manual for more information.

ImageConvert to Black & White

Kipi-plugin menu entry for converting the currently selected images to black & white.

See the dedicated JPEG Loss Less manual for more information.

ImageEmail Images...

Kipi-plugin for emailing images with your preferred mail agent.

See the dedicated Send Images manual for more information.

ImageGeolocation

Kipi-plugin to handle GPS meta data of the image.

See the dedicated Geolocation manual for more information.

ImageAdjust Time & Date

Kipi-plugin for adjusting time and date of the currently selected images.

See the dedicated Time Adjust manual for more information.

ImageMetadata

Kipi-plugin to handle meta data of the image (EXIF, IPTC, captions).

See the dedicated Metadata manual for more information.

ImagePrint Assistant...

Kipi-plugin to print Album images.

See the dedicated Print Wizard manual for more information.

ImageSet as Background

Kipi-plugin for setting the currently selected image as the desktop background.

See the dedicated Wall Paper manual for more information.

ImageRename (F2)

Rename the currently selected image.

ImageDelete (F8)

Move to trash (recoverable delete)

The Edit Menu

Edit Menu

EditSelect All (Ctrl+A)

Select all images currently shown

EditSelect None (Ctrl+Shift+A)

Unselect all items in the current view

EditInvert Selection (Ctrl+*)

Invert the current selection

The View Menu

View Menu

ViewFull Screen Mode (Ctrl+Shift+F)

Switch to full screen (same as F11).

ViewSlideshow

Slide Show including RAW files.

ViewSlideshowAll (F9)

Start slide show of all images in current window.

ViewSlideshowSelection (Alt+F9)

Start slide show on selected images.

ViewSlideshowWith All Sub-Albums (Shift+F9)

Slide show that recurses through the current album tree.

ViewSlideshowAdvanced Slideshow... (Alt+Shift+F9)

Kipi-plugin for displaying an advanced slide show with Album items.

See the dedicated Advanced Slide Show manual for more information.

ViewZoom in (Ctrl++)

Increase preview or the thumbnail size of the currently selected Album.

ViewZoom out (Ctrl+-)

Decrease preview or the thumbnail size of the currently selected Album.

ViewZoom to 100% (Ctrl+Alt+0)

Will show the image 1:1 (meaning 1 image pixel is mapped exactly to 1 screen pixel) in preview mode.

ViewFit to Window (Ctrl+Shift+E)

Will size the image as to fit snug into the window.

ViewSort Albums

Sort all digiKam Albums by Folder, by Collection, or by Date.

ViewSort Images

Sort all images in current Album by Name, Path, Date, File Size or by Rating.

ViewInclude Album Sub-Tree

If a hierarchical album structure exists, the currently selected branch will be displayed in full depth.

ViewInclude Tag Sub-Tree

If a hierarchical tag structure exists, the currently selected branch will be displayed in full depth.

The Tools Menu

Tools Menu

ToolsSearch... (Ctrl+F)

Launch the simple search items dialog.

ToolsAdvanced Search... (Alt+Ctrl+F)

Launch the advanced search items dialog.

ToolsLight Table (L)

Switches to the Light Table window.

ToolsFind Duplicates (Ctrl+D)

Kipi-plugin to find duplicate images in Albums Database.

See the dedicated Find Duplicate Images manual for more information.

ToolsScan for New Images...

Rescan the library for images not yet in the database (see also start-up option).

ToolsRebuild all Thumbnails...

Launch rebuild of all thumbnails (that can take a long time if you have many images).

ToolsSynchronize all Images with Database...

Launch synchronization of all metadata between database and files for all files (not just current view as with this menu). Database metadata will be overwritten with the file's metadata in case of discrepancy. The opposite you can do from the Album menu.

ToolsCreate Calendar...

Kipi-plugin for creating a calendar with Album items.

See the dedicated Calendar manual for more information.

ToolsOpenGL Image Viewer...

Kipi-plugin OpenGL full screen image viewer with the selected image.

See the dedicated OpenGL viewer manual for more information.

ToolsRemote Galleries

Kipi-plugin to set up a list of remote galleries for exporting.

See the dedicated Remote galleries manual for more information.

ToolsRAW Image Converter (single)

Kipi-plugin for converting a single RAW image.

See the dedicated RAW Converter manual for more information.

ToolsBatch Processes

Kipi-plugin menu entries for performing batch Processes on currently selected images.

See the dedicated manuals for more information:

The Import Menu

Import Menu

Any configured digital camera will be listed here. You can use the "Add Camera" menu entry to add a new camera to the list. Please, read the Setup Camera Section for more information.

ImportMedia Browse

Browsing attached media devices like card readers, DVDs or memory sticks.

ImportAdd camera

Interactively add a new camera.

ImportAdd Images... (Ctrl+I)

Navigate to a folder and select images

ImportAdd Folders...

Navigate to a folder and import it entirely

ImportScan Images...

Opens a Kipi-plugin scanner dialog

See the dedicated Acquire Images manual for more information.

ImportScreen Shot...

Opens a Kipi-plugin screenshot tool

See the dedicated Acquire Images manual for more information.

The Export Menu

Export Menu

ExportArchive to CD/DVD

Kipi-plugin to archive Albums to CD or DVD using K3b.

See the dedicated CD Archiving manual for more information.

ExportKML Export...

Kipi-plugin that exports the images series into a KML structure. KML files can then be opened and displayed with GoogleEarth.

See the dedicated KML Export manual for more information.

ExportExport to Flickr...

Kipi-plugin to upload or update images to Flickr server.

See the dedicated Flickr Export manual for more information.

ExportRemote Gallery sync...

Kipi-plugin to upload or update images to web galleries.

See the dedicated Gallery Export manual for more information.

ExportExport to Picasaweb...

Kipi-plugin upload or update images to Googles Picasaweb galleries.

See the dedicated Picasaweb export manual for more information.

ExportHTML Gallery

Kipi-plugin to create a HTML gallery with Albums.

See the dedicated Images Gallery manual for more information.

ExportFlash Export

Kipi-plugin to create a HTML gallery with Albums.

See the dedicated Images Gallery manual for more information.

The Settings Menu

Settings Menu

SettingsShow Toolbar

Enable or disable the main digiKam toolbar.

SettingsShow Statusbar

Enable or disable the main digiKam status bar.

SettingsConfigure Shortcuts...

Configure the digiKam shortcuts.

SettingsConfigure Toolbars...

Configure the digiKam toolbars.

SettingsConfigure digiKam...

Launch digiKam configure dialog.

The Help Menu

HelpSupported RAW Cameras

Displays a live filter of all supported RAW format cameras.

RAW camera support