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0001 .. meta:: 0002 :description: The digiKam Calendar Tool 0003 :keywords: digiKam, documentation, user manual, photo management, open source, free, learn, easy, calendar 0004 0005 .. metadata-placeholder 0006 0007 :authors: - digiKam Team 0008 0009 :license: see Credits and License page for details (https://docs.digikam.org/en/credits_license.html) 0010 0011 .. _calendar_tool: 0012 0013 Calendar Tool 0014 ============= 0015 0016 .. contents:: 0017 0018 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_page1.webp 0019 :alt: 0020 :align: center 0021 0022 The Calendar Tool Introduction Page 0023 0024 This tool allows creating easily a personalized calendar with your photos. First, you need to select some items, most preferably 12 photos so that those photos correspond to 12 months in the calendar. After, selecting the pictures go to :menuselection:`Tools --> Create Calendar` menu entry, and an assistant will appear to guide you in the creation process. 0025 0026 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_page2.webp 0027 :alt: 0028 :align: center 0029 0030 The Calendar Tool Page to Setup Contents 0031 0032 The settings from this page are listed below: 0033 0034 - **Paper size**: You have two choices standard **A4** and **US Letter** size. 0035 0036 - **Resolution**: You have two choices **High** or **Low**. 0037 0038 - **Image Position**: Set which position in which the images appear in the calendar. 0039 0040 - **Draw lines on calendar**: Meaning that you can either disable or enable the lines which appear. 0041 0042 - **Image to text ratio**: Increase the size of the image or decrease them according to the ratio, move the slider and the preview will change as you adjust it. 0043 0044 - **Font**: Choose a default font to be used for the text. 0045 0046 - **Year**: Choose the calendar year to be used. 0047 0048 On the bottom, the **Select Images** mosaic of buttons allows to customize the image to render for each calendar page. 0049 0050 When you have completed this page, click on the **Next** button in the assistant and you will be greeted with a new page to customize extra event in the calendar: 0051 0052 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_page3.webp 0053 :alt: 0054 :align: center 0055 0056 The Calendar Tool Page to Add Extra Calendar Data 0057 0058 The website `iCalshare <http://icalshare.com/calendars>`_ has many great templates that can be used. They are free to use and download. All you need to do is register an account with them. It includes templates that contain much information on public holidays and events in many countries. 0059 0060 If you are using an extra application to organize your daily work, and if you have marked special days like birthdays of friends and relatives, you could really use this feature. You have generally to export the data as a calendar file onto your computer, using `vCalendar or iCalendar <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar>`_ formats. In the digiKam Calendar Tool, select the folder button on the window from the current page and show it to the file manager then select **Open**. This will add the data to your calendar. Then press **Next** in the assistant to see this page. 0061 0062 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_page4.webp 0063 :alt: 0064 :align: center 0065 0066 The Calendar Tool Page Preparing to Export Contents 0067 0068 When you are done press **Print** and it will generate a 12 pages PDF file exactly like a paper calendar. 0069 0070 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_page5.webp 0071 :alt: 0072 :align: center 0073 0074 The Calendar Tool Page to Generating Contents 0075 0076 You can either send it directly to your printer or print to a PDF file. However, it will be a wise decision to print to PDF first so that you can see what you have created. If you need to change the printer properties, press **Properties**. You will be able to change the page layout (portrait, landscape) and the units of measurement (cm, inches, px, etc.). By default, the output file will be made in your home folder. If you need to change the location press the button on the right and specify manually. 0077 0078 .. figure:: images/calendar_tool_output.webp 0079 :alt: 0080 :align: center 0081 0082 The Calendar Generated as PDF File