fotoxx man page

Fotoxx — photo/image editor and collection manager


Fotoxx [ options ] [ file | directory ]


Organize and manage a large image collection. Edit and optimize
photos and other images, search images, and perform batch operations.
Fotoxx is a GTK application which operates in its own window.
The included user manual explains its operation in great detail.
The following is a summary of capabilities.


Image edit functions include:
- View and edit most image and RAW file types
- Works internally with 24-bits/color, outputs 8 or 16 bits/color
- Trim (crop), Resize, Flip, Level, Rotate, Add Text
- Adjust brightness/color/contrast using movable curves
- Edit the brightness distribution directly for best balance
- Eliminate color caste and reduce fog/haze - Retinex method
- Enhance faint details - magnify gradients, flatten distribution
- Sharpen, Blur, Reduce noise, Remove red-eyes, fix perspective
- Edit selected objects or areas separately within an image
- Special function to select complex edges such as hair or trees
- Copy and paste selected objects or areas across images
- Remove a color caste that may vary across the image
- Fix vignetting and other brightness uniformity problems
- Warp (stretch/distort) an image by dragging the mouse
- Record edits for one image, apply to any number of images
- Special effects (drawing, painting, cartoon, 3D relief ...)
- Edit and apply canned and custom convolution kernels
- Pixel edit with variable brush transparency and blending
- Paint retouch functions locally and gradually with the mouse
- Smart erase: remove ground litter, power lines, etc.
- Erase dust: remove dust spots on images from scanned slides
- Flatten photo of a curved book page, stretch compressed text
- Write text on an image (font/color/transparency/shadow/angle)
- Mashup: Arrange images and formatted text in a layout
- Panorama, HDR and Stack composites (hand-held camera OK)
- Combine multiple photos with varying focus depths (HDF)
- Show videos as images and thumbnails, edit metadata, play
- Use Gimp, ImageMagick, etc. as plug-in functions

Utility functions include:
- Context aware help available via the F1 key
- Thumbnail browser and navigator, click image to view/edit
- Hierarchical directory view - expand or collapse at each level
- Custom "favorites" menu with user content and layout
- Assign custom keyboard shortcuts to menu functions
- Bookmark image locations, jump to bookmarked location
- Edit any image metadata (EXIF/IPTC tags, dates, comments...)
- Convert image color profile (e.g. sRGB <-> Adobe RGB)
- Search and report any metadata - reports thumbnails with text
- Use geotags from camera GPS, add/edit geotags manually
- Search images by time, location, tags ... any metadata
- World map at any scale, click on a marker for image gallery
- Save and recall named map locations (map position and scale)
- Batch convert format, resize, move, export, burn DVD/BlueRay
- Batch rename images, insert dates and sequence numbers
- Batch convert RAW files to tiff-8/16, png-8/16, jpeg
- Batch add/change metadata (tags, time, location ... any)
- Print image at any size for any paper format
- Calibrate printer for more accurate printed colors
- Create albums (views), arrange images, drag & drop
- Slide-show with animated transitions and image pan/zoom
- 360° panorama image viewer
- Monitor color and gamma test patterns


Command line options
-v                 print version and exit
-lang code   specify language (de, fr ...)
-prev              open last file from the previous session
-recent            show a gallery of most recent files
file               initial image file to view or edit
directory          initial directory for image gallery

See Also

The home page for Fotoxx is at


Written by Mike Cornelison <>


2017-08-01 Linux Fotoxx man page