How To Install Fotoxx 15.02 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Jessie And Derivative Systems

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 15.02, which has been released a while ago, coming the below changes:

  • The indexing process for newly added image files was made faster: speedup is about 1.2x for a 7200 rpm disk and 1.9x for an SSD.
  • A multi-row panorama capability was added by integrating the Panorama Tools utilities into the Fotoxx menus. Very easy to use.
  • Slide Show: the maximum zoom-in speed was increased by 2x. (significant for a large or high DPI monitor or a slow computer).
  • Slide Show: the option to show captions/comments can be configured per image, and these can be made to vanish after a specified interval.
  • User Settings: Thumbnail file size can be set to 128/256/512 pixels (default 256). 512 is a bit slower but better for a large or high DPI monitor, or when viewing gallery pages with the thumbnail size set to maximum.
  • Mashup: mouse-painted image transparencies are easier to control.
  • Mashup: transparency blends can be set separately for all 4 image edges.
  • Cosmetic improvements for gallery view and metadata short report.
  • Startup parameter -nosync was replaced with the more correct -noindex.
  • Bugfix: quick rotate 90 degrees: metadata was not being copied.
  • Bugfix: crash if switch to gallery view during a slide show transition.
  • Bugfix: HDR/HDF/Stack: crash if [cancel] pressed twice rapidly.

In this article I will show you how to install Fotoxx 15.02 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Debian 8 Jessie and derivative systems: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

For Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, Fotoxx 15.02 is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the fotoxx package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fotoxx

For Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8, we have to download the deb package from the project’s website and install it by hand. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ wget http://www.kornelix.com/uploads/1/3/0/3/13035936/fotoxx-15.02-i686.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-15.01-i686.deb

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ wget http://www.kornelix.com/uploads/1/3/0/3/13035936/fotoxx-15.02-x86_64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-15.01-x86_64.deb

Optional, to remove Fotoxx 15.02 from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx

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