Yes, Digikam's good - so long as you use kde. I don't, but i put up with its annoying gnome incompatibilities because it's the best there is - and i've tried all the rest.
That doesn't make sense - "so long as you use kde" + "I don't".
How can it not make sense? Digikam's not good if you use Gnome. It's usable, but some functions don't work.
Does not parse??
I asked you to expand on your original point....
Since then, for the sake of completeness, I've installed (shudder) GNOME (on Debian STABLE, not Fedora as I'm too old to be comfortable with the hourly upgrades and sitting on the bleeding edge of almost working), and found no problems with any features. So again (gently)
have you filed bug reports? (lest, despite imagining best intention you are just pissing on the furniture and complaining there was no toilet under your dick).
Don't take that the wrong way.
As for GNOME incompatabilities - can you expand on the "incompatabilities" and conflicts you have (i.e. error messages, missing recommended pacakges (stuff don't work is not instructive when we don't know what you installed, and until now didn't even mention a distro let-alone a release)? Have you filed bug reports? (how do you expect "things to be fixed otherwise?"), please don't wail without making a modicum of effort to contribute to the effort to raise the standard.
Some things don't work. I've recently upgraded Fedora and i haven't tried Digikam with the new version, so i don't know if the problems are the same.
(relevance - and thanks for raising the standards?) As previously stated, I agree digiKam is the best of it's breed, and we'd like to make it better - your input (useful that is) would be greatly appreciated.
But previously, image "tool tips" (i.e., showing metadata etc when you hover the mouse pointer over a thumbnail) were blank, and the preview image was blank - which was rather annoying. No, i haven't filed bug reports as i haven't checked if they are bugs (by testing it with KDE) or just incompatibilities with Gnome. Digikam is a KDE application and it never claims to work with Gnome.
It doesn't have to work with GNOME - nor does it rely on the entirity of KDE - and, more importantly, I don't know where you got the falacious idea that it won't/shouldn't work with GNOME
small hint: "I didn't" is a form of agressive armchair apathy - it fixes nothing and helps no-one.