As you may know, Fotoxx is a free, 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. Also, the software can change brightness, contrast and color of photos, artistic effects can be added over photos, the image directories can be viewed as a scrolling galeery of thumbnail images and the navigation between directories can be done easily
The latest version available is Fotoxx 16.04, which brings the below changes:
- Initial file indexing was made faster by running metadata extraction and thumbnail creation in parallel. Speedup: 11% for 7200 rpm disk and 60% for SSD.
- New image sharpen method: median difference: like unsharp mask, with less halos.
- New slide show transitions: spiral, french door.
- Bugfix: crash in panorama “flatten” function if image is too large.
- Bugfix: failure of Add Lines function in rare cases (arcsin(1.000000x)).
- Workaround: If an image file that is used in albums is renamed or moved, the album image goes missing. There is no way to fix this, but now a report of the missing files is shown before they are purged from the album. If files are renamed or moved using the Batch Convert tool, then albums are correctly updated.
Up to date Fotoxx packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the fotoxx package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fotoxx
Optional, to remove fotoxx, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx