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tkDerm is an open source, Tcl-based dermatological image database client for PostgreSQL.


April 18, 2014

tkDerm touch Version 1.5.1 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version

  1. Adjusted the location of the buttons by which the user choose the distibution of an eruption on the Distribution window.
  2. Fixed a bug by which the Delete button will not be shown when a Deletion control on the table row is tapped in the edit mode.

April 3, 2014

tkDerm touch Version 1.5.0 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version

  1. tkDerm touch is now with the user interface of iOS 7 (This version requires iOS 7 or later).
  2. This version fixed a bug that causes the app to crash when tapping the Distribution button on iOS 7 or later.
  3. You can use the keychain services to store and retrieve passwords.

December 8, 2013

tkDerm and tkDerm touch were featured in the Buyer's Guide 2013 of Dermatology World, which is the official magazine of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

October 26, 2012

tkDerm and tkDerm touch were featured in the October issue of Dermatology World, which is the official magazine of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
In the article, Morris W. Stemp, who is the CEO of a health IT solution provider in New York City and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems, reviewed tkDerm touch as one of the two available iPhone apps for dermatological photo capture. He also introduced tkDerm as one of the four dermatological image mannagement systems. Of course, among the software reviewed there, tkDerm and tkDerm touch are the only solutions that are available free.

April 18, 2012

tkDerm touch Version 1.4.0 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version

  1. In contrast to the earlier versions, configuring a database server is not required. You can start using it right after downloading it.
  2. You can choose iCloud or the local sandbox as the data and photo storage. Additionally, you can set up the server and use tkDerm touch as a client as in the previous versions.

March 17, 2012

tkDerm touch Version 1.3.0 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version

  1. It runs on the iPhone and iPad.
  2. You can find photos by the distribution of an eruption as a search key.

October 12, 2011

tkDerm touch Version 1.2.0 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version

  1. Compatible with PostgreSQL 9.0 or later.
  2. Showing patients in order by data access time as well as photo-shooting time.
  3. The badge on the tab bar icon shows how many data to be mapped to photos.
  4. tkDerm appliance server, a preconfigured server software suit for tkDerm touch now available, simplifies the server setting. On this topic, refer to tkDerm touch Documentation available at the Support URL.

October 12, 2011

Version 1.6.0 was released.
The encryption-related code has been modified to be compatible with PostgreSQL 9.0 or later and tkDerm touch 1.2.0. The encryption key hash stored in the admin database has been changed in this version. To use the new hash, you should do the following procedure after installing this version.

  1. Connect to encrypted database.
  2. Do some search to confirm that decryption works fine with the key you provided when connected to the database.
  3. Choose Admin -> Database… from the menu bar.
  4. Click the Encryption Key button on the Create & Drop Database window.
  5. Provide your encryption key when it is requested.
  6. If the key that you has just given matches the one you provided when connected to the database, the encryption key hash will be stored in the database. The hash will be used to check the authenticity of the key you provide when trying to connect to the database subsequently.
May 19, 2011

tkDerm touch Version 1.1.0 is now available on the App Store.

What's New in this Version
Multitasking support: You can switch from tkDerm touch to another application or vice versa without terminating it.
Completing data to photos matching in the background: You can launch another application just after starting the time-consuming data to photos matching. The matching can be processed in the background.
Saving photos: You can save photos in the Photos application.

April 16, 2011

New videos about tkDerm.
How to use tkDerm with a diagnosis as a search key.
How to use tkDerm with a distribution as a search key.

April 11, 2011

An oral presentaion about tkDerm will be given at 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul 2011
Date: May 27, 2011 13:03
Location: Conference Room (South)
Room No.: 402
Abstract No.: FC14-03
Session Title: Miscellaneous I
Title: tkDerm: A Dermatological Image Database System

November 20, 2010

Version 1.5.0 was released.
This version can create databases for tkDerm touch, which runs on Apples's iPad.
For Macintosh OS 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard, tkDerm-1.5.0.pkg is available.
This is an installer that can simplify the settings for tkDerm touch.

October 2, 2010

tkDerm touch Version 1.0.0 is now available on the App Store.
tkDerm touch is a dermatological image database client running on the iPad.
You can watch a demo video in the tkDerm touch page.
It may take a few hours to set up the server for tkDerm touch.
However, it's worth doing as tkDerm touch provides unprecedented convenience for browsing dermatological images.

September 11, 2010

Version 1.4.3 was released.
This version is offered only as the script version.
The difference from the previous version is added capabilities to support tkDerm touch, which runs on Apple's iPad and will be released soon.

March 10, 2010

Version 1.4.2 was released.
The starpack versions for Windows and Macintosh are available as and tkderm-1.4.2.mac.dmg, repectively.
Users on other platforms including Linux should download
On how to install it, please consult tkdman_en-1_4_2.pdf that you can get via the same site.
Or you can access the html version of the document via the Document menu at the top of this page.

Jan 23, 2009

The Document menu was added in the menu bar at the top of this page.
You can read the html version of tkDerm 1.4.1 Documentation via this menu.
You can get the pdf version of the document as via the Downloads menu.

Jan 20, 2009

tkDerm and its document were moved to the download page at You can visit it via "Downloads" button on the top or left of this page.
You can find the software package as, a documentation in English as and a documentation in Japanese as

Jan 18, 2009

Version was released.