The Showfoto Handbook

Revision 5.0 (Summer 2016)

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Showfoto is a stand alone Photo Editor based on digiKam Image Editor. Showfoto is a part of digiKam project.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
About Showfoto
Reporting Bugs
Getting Involved
Supported Image Formats
Still Image Compression
2. The Showfoto sidebar
Showfoto sidebar
Introduction to the Right Sidebar
Tag Filters
Tools view
3. Using Showfoto
Photographic Editing - Workflow
Image Editing/Workflow Tools
Processing RAW image files, RAW work-flow
Color editing tools
Image Enhancement
Image transformation tools
Adding decorative elements
Special Effects (Filters)
RAW File Treatment and Color Management
More definitions about Color Management
The Color Space Connections
The Working Space
The sRGB color space
Calibrating and Profiling Your Monitor RGB
The Camera Profile and Raw File Development
The Profiles Point to Real Colors in the Real World
Printer Profiles with Rendering Intents and Soft-Proofing
Showfoto Configuration
Tooltip Settings
Metadata Settings
Image Editor Settings
Save Image Options
RAW Decoding Settings
Color Management Settings
Slide-Show Settings
Miscellaneous Settings
The Theme Setup
4. Acquire Images Tool
Scanner Selection
Main Dialog
Scanning Multiple Selections
Help and Close
5. Geolocation Editor
The correlator
Edit Coordinates
Commandline tagging
6. Presentation Tool
The Settings Dialog
Presentation Tool in Action
7. Metadata Editor
8. Menu Descriptions
The Image Editor
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The Color Menu
The Enhance Menu
The Transform Menu
The Decoration Menu
The Effects Menu
The View Menu
The Settings Menu
The Help Menu
9. Credits and License

List of Examples

2.1. Sidebar File Properties
2.2. The Histogram Viewer in Action
2.3. An Image Histogram in All Colors Mode
2.4. An Under Exposed Photograph
2.5. An Over Exposed Photograph
2.6. A Correctly Exposed Photograph
2.7. The Geolocation tab
2.8. sidebar Comments & Tags example
2.9. Sidebar Tools View from Image Editor
3.1. The Apply Texture Tool in Action
3.2. Normalize Colors Correction Preview
3.3. Equalize Colors Correction Preview
3.4. Auto Levels Correction Preview
3.5. Stretch Contrast Correction
3.6. The Black & White Filter tool in Action
3.7. The Color Balance Tool in Action
3.8. The Hue Saturation Lightness Tool in Action
3.9. The Brightness Contrast Gamma Tool in Action
3.10. The Local Contrast in Action
3.11. The Blur Tool in Action
3.12. The Red Eyes Correction Tool in Action
3.13. The Sharpen Tool in Action
3.14. The Current Image Selection in Image Editor
3.15. Stitched Panorama Processed With Auto Crop
3.16. The Aspect Ratio Crop Tool Dialog
3.17. Image Composition Example Using Rules of Third
3.18. Photograph Composition Example Using Harmonious Triangles
3.19. Image Composition example using Golden Spiral
3.20. Image Composition example using Golden Spiral Sections
3.21. Photograph Composition Example Using Golden Triangle
3.22. Image Composition example using Golden Sections
3.23. The Resize Tool Dialog
3.24. Original versus Vivid filter
3.25. The neon filter
5.1. The geo-correlation dialog based on EXIF date/time and tracking data (gpx format)
5.2. Correlation
5.3. Semi-automatic attributing of coordinates through map interaction