It’s like GNOME’s F-Spot, but without the sucking sound. digiKam was my first Linux photo manager back in my KDE days and remains my first choice. Now that version 1.0.0 is released, I am more tempted than ever to break down and install it into my GNOME based desktop.
F-Spot could be good, but I have always found digiKam to be more stable. Others still, will point out that F-Spot has a lot of great functionality for GNOME users, while digiKam is a KDE app by nature.
No matter what, choice is a good thing. And lucky for all Linux users, GTK and KDE libraries install pretty easily. This means we can use whatever manager is best for us. Speaking for myself, I have been finding myself drawn to gThumb lately. So perhaps my need to ditch F-Spot is a moot point after all?