The digiKam photo management software has reached the 5.2.0 release, available for install / upgrade in (K)Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA.
digiKam 5.2.0 introduce a new red eyes tool which automatize the red-eyes effect reduction process. Faces detection is processed on whole image and a new algorithm written by a Google Summer of Code 2016 student named Omar Amin is dedicated to recognize shapes and try to found eyes with direct flash reflection on retina.
Also a list of bugs has been fixed in the release, see the announcement for details.
How to install digiKam 5.2.0 in Ubuntu 16.04:
1. Add the PPA.
Open terminal and run the commands below to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip5/extra
Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.
2. If you have a previous digiKam 5.x installed, launch Software Updater to upgrade the software:
Or just run command to install or upgrade digikam5:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install digikam5