KPhotoAlbum 5.7.0 out now
August 09, 2020
We’re pleased to announce a new release of KPhotoAlbum, the KDE photo management software! This time, it’s mostly a maintenance release with a lot of code cleanup and bug fixes. Nevertheless, there are also some changes and new features. In detail:
- Custom color schemes: Most notably, we added support for custom color schemes. KPhotoAlbum now also has a “Dark Mode”:
Note: This feature replaces the custom background color for the thumbnail view.
Image search: We now offer experimental options for image search tuning.
Thumbnails: We added the new CLI utility
kpa-thumbnailtoolto manage KPA’s thumbnail cache. The cache now also contains the thumbnail size. Please notice that after the thumbnail cache was converted to the new format, older versions of KPhotoAlbum can no longer read it!
Privacy lock: The fake password-protection has been removed from privacy lock. Even with the warning message it might give somebody a false sense of security.
- HTML export: HTML export themes missing a name are no longer displayed.
In addition to other bugfixes, these have been addressed in the new release:
Make sure tag groups are always added to tag list as well (Fixes #423334).
Fixed handling of negation in searches (Fixes #334672).
Fix crash when dragging an image beyond the last thumbnail (Fixes #418251).
Fixed crash when
ffmpegcan’t extract video thumbnails (Fixes #422555).
Removing a token no longer makes it disappear from the annotation dialog (Fixes #423978).
Sanitize input for the Tokens category, make Folder and Media Type categories read-only (Fixes #423979).
We now have three types of list selects:
The complete list of changes and fixes is listed in the
This may be of interest esp. for the distributors:
Python 2: KPhotoAlbum’s Python 2 API has been dropped, along with all associated Python 2 scripts.
Qt 5.15: KPA’s code has been widely reworked and modernized (esp. speaking of using C++11 features instead of their old Qt macro counterparts) and now compiles again warning-free with Qt 5.15.
Thanks to everybody involved
git, the following individuals did commits this time (in alphabetical order):
- Yuri Chornoivan
- Robert Krawitz
- Tobias Leupold
- Jesper K. Pedersen
- Johannes Zarl-Zierl
Thanks a lot to everybody having put work in this release!