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 15.03.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Portuguese translation updated.
- Bugfix: Mashup: recover lost fine-positioning via keyboard arrow keys.
- Bugfix: Mashup: lock menus to avoid crash from unconventional user action.
- Bugfix: Upright: properly upright image in window and keep dialog active.
- “Rotate 90” was renamed “Upright”. A button was added that detects and correct 90/180° rotations without guidance (based on EXIF data).
- Batch Convert and Batch Upright detect and correct 90/180° rotations.
- The term “Named Collection” was replaced with “Album”, which is the term most commonly used for this type of functionality.
- Smart Erase got an IQ upgrade to better deal with curvy objects.
- Mashup: Black margins in overlay images (from prior warping edits or panorama composite) can be automatically removed (made transparent).
- Mashup: Editing very large layouts was made more responsive.
- Mashup: Overlay images can be warped by dragging the mouse. This can also be used to fix minor alignment offsets from Panorama Tools.
- Mashup: Overlay image margins can be trimed back leaving a hard edge, or gradually blended with the background or other overlapped images.
- The window title bar and gallery pages show photo time as well as date.
- New slide show transition: image shrinks away to expose the next image.
- Two other minor usability improvements and three minor bug fixes.
In this article I will show you how to install Fotoxx 15.03.1 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 15.03.1 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-15.03.1-i686.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-15.03.1-i686.deb
Instructions for 64 bit systems:
$ wget http://www.kornelix.com/uploads/1/3/0/3/13035936/fotoxx-15.03.1-x86_64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi fotoxx-15.03.1-x86_64.deb
Optional, to remove Fotoxx 15.02 from either Ubuntu, Debian or a derivative system, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx