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 13.09.1, which has been released recently.
Changes added the the previous version, Fotoxx 13.08.1:
- New function Mashup: arrange multiple images and text on a background.
- Metadata edit functions were combined: tags/ratings/captions/comments.
- File save options: interface revised for clarity and mistake avoidance.
- Window tabs now have icons instead of “F/G/W” letters.
- Menus and toolbars have visual feedback and popup descriptions.
- Paste a selected area: adjust brightness to better match background.
- Fix Stuck Pixels: user feedback and responsiveness was improved.
- File Synch: show image file counts for each subdirectory processed.
- Bugfix: crash if menus clicked during generation of a large gallery.
- Bugfix: Gallery file selection: select low-high range was broken.
- Bugfix: Deleted images were not being removed from collection lists.
- The Spanish and Catalan translations were updated.
In this article I will show you how to install Fotoxx 13.09.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Fotoxx 13.09.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, 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