Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Fotoxx is an open source photo editing program, working on Linux. It has support for the most important image formats, including JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF and RAW. Fotoxx is mostly used for cropping, resizing or retouching photos, without using layers, like Photoshop.
The latest version available is Fotoxx 14.08, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- The user interface for creating or replacing a collection was improved
- Images within a collection can now be rearranged by dragging thumbnails
- New effect: Make Waves: add random waviness to an image or selected areas
- The Undo/Redo button combined with the ‘A’ key becomes Undo/Redo all edits
- Editing metadata in RAW images is now allowed (restriction removed)
- A few non-obvious dialog controls now have popup tips when moused-over
- Open Previous File retains zoom size and position to facilitate fast comparison of two zoomed image versions
- The menu icon size is now adjustable in Tools > User Settings
In this article I will show you how to install Fotoxx 14.08 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Fotoxx 14.08 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, download and import the key, update the local repository index and install the fotoxx package. Like this:
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
$ wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fotoxx
Optional, to remove fotoxx, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx