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 14.10.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes and bug-fixes:
- Bugfix: Upgrade from an older version of Fotoxx may make the window menus invisible. Workaround: delete the line “menu style”
- Make Waves effect: Horizontal and vertical wavelength, magnitude and variance can be set independently. More realistic appearance.
- Drawing lines and arrows on an image or mashup montage was made easier: create a line or arrow and then drag the end-points into final position.
- Gallery popup image improvements: window fits image without margins, window and image can be scaled up or down with the mouse wheel.
- New setting: Monitor scale: adjust panel scale for high DPI monitor.
- Bugfix: Image date and size in the search index were not always updated when changed (this error fixed itself at the next Fotoxx startup).
- Bugfix: The Print Image function with grid lines enabled did not print the horizontal grid lines clearly (adjacent black and white lines).
- Bugfix: The Shift Colors function [reset] button reset the dialog controls but failed to reset the image edits.
- Bugfix: Mashup crash when deleting and adding text in a mixed sequence.
In this article I will show you how to install Fotoxx 14.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, 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 not available via any repository or PPA yet, we have to download the deb packages from the project’s site and install them by hand. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.
Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.
How to install Fotoxx 14.09 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://www.kornelix.com/uploads/1/3/0/3/13035936/fotoxx-14.10.1-i686.deb
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-14.10.1-i686.deb
How to install Fotoxx 14.09 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:
$ sudo apt-get gdebi
$ wget http://www.kornelix.com/uploads/1/3/0/3/13035936/fotoxx-14.10.1-x86_64.deb
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-14.10.1-x86_64.deb
Optional, to remove fotoxx 14.09 from both 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx