Fotoxx Image Editor 17.08 Released, How to Install

Fotoxx image editor

Fotoxx, free and open-source Linux image editing and collection management software, has reached the 17.08 release a few days go.

Fotoxx 17.08 release highlight:

  • Thumbnails enlarged to 512 pixels for faster galleries
  • Click to play video file thumbnails via default media player.
  • New widget types to make some dialogs smaller to cover less of the image window.
  • save and recall named map locations – map position and scale
  • The flatten function was made variable and reversible.
  • Slide Show: 2 new transitions, 5 others made faster on slow computers.
  • Select Hairy: improved algorithm, faster and better user interface.
  • Other functional changes and various bug-fixes. See Fotoxx blog for details.

How to Install Fotoxx 17.08 in Ubuntu:

Besides building from the source tarball, the GetDeb repository offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives.

1. To add the repository, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by search for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

Replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the code with xenial for Linux Mint 18.x, and type in your password when it prompts.

add getdeb repository

2. Download and install the repository key:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

3. If you have a previous software version installed, now upgrade it via Software Updater (Update Manager):

upgrade-fotoxx

Or install it for the first time either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fotoxx

How to Uninstall Fotoxx

You can remove the image editing and management software either via Synaptic package manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove fotoxx

And remove the repository by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to ‘Other Software’ tab.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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