Thursday, January 5, 2017

How to install Fotoxx 17.01 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.

Fotoxx 16.11.1 Changelog:
  • Show the entire image directory hierarchy with [+] and [-] buttons to expand or contract subdirectories at each level. Click any entry for a gallery view.
  • Blend Image: Paint with the mouse to blend pixels within the mouse circle.
  • Replace Album File: Make it easier to update albums whenever member images are added or updated. Replace a given old image with a given new image, in selected (or all) albums, or add the new image after the old.
  • Maps: An option was added to show markers only for images in the current gallery (e.g. search results or album). The default is to show all images.
  • Color Mode: A new option was added to "rotate" the colors (RGB -> BRG), and each function operates on prior results instead of the original image.
  • Three new slide show transitions: turn-cube, windmill, pixelize.
  • Adjust HSL: both source and target colors can be selected with mouse clicks.
  • Slide Show - button to use current gallery (no album selection). 
    Efficiency Improvements:
  • Image indexing is 1.9x faster for 5400 rpm disk (slight speedup for SSD).
  • Thumbnail caching is more efficient, gallery scrolling a little smoother.
    User Interface Improvements:
  • Edit Metadata: added [prev] button to recall previous geotag data.
  • Batch Rename Tags: A GUI replaced the text file for old/new tag names.
  • Brightness/Color Gradient: Set direction of gradient with a mouse drag.
  • Favorites menu: Alignment of icons or text to unseen grid was made easier.
  • Bookmarks Edit and GoTo dialogs now scroll to allow larger entry counts.
  • Slide Show: transitions dialog is scrollable for use with small monitors.  
    Bug Fixes:
  • Report by location and date-groups: If only a country is selected, the output gallery did not include all locations within that country.
  • Metadata report: Failed if no prior reported items list was found.
  • Sort gallery by file or photo date: Avoid sorting subdirectories (leave them at the top of the list and in alphabetic order) 

Installation instructions:

   The GetDeb repository contains the latest packages of Fotoxx, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

Ubuntu 16.04 xenial

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install fotoxx

Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install fotoxx

(Optional) To remove Fotoxx, use command:

$ sudo apt-get remove fotoxx

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

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