fotoxx - Man Page

  Fotoxx - photo/image editor and collection manager

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

  • Organize and manage a very large photo/image collection.
  • Comprehensive user guide and popup context help via F1 key.
  • Thumbnail browser/navigator with variable thumb size and metadata view.
  • Click thumbnail for full-size view, image zoom in/out and pan/scroll.
  • RAW file conversion, single or batch, save with 8 or 16 bits/color.
  • Large set of functions to edit, repair, refine, and transform images.
  • Internal processing in 24 bits per color (float), output in 8 or 16 bits.
  • Edited files have a version number, originals are retained by default.
  • Fast edit visual feedback using the full image or selected zoom-in area.
  • Undo/Redo button - go back and forth to compare original/edited versions.
  • Conventional edit functions include: brightness, contrast, color, rotate,
    saturation, crop, rescale, sharpen, denoise, blur, paint, fix red eyes,
    markup (text/line/arrow/box/oval), fix perspective, fix lens distortion,
    remove chromatic aberration, warp/unwarp, smart erase (remove spoilers),
    soft focus, match colors, vignette (add/remove),
    suppress JPEG artifacts, HDR (combine dark/light images), stack/layer edit,
    panorama (2-6 images), photo montage, convert color profile ...
  • Advanced edit functions to bring out details and add flair to an image:
    Local Contrast, Remove Fog/Haze, Retinex, Edit Distribution, Gradients ...
  • A large set of creative special effects and arty transforms is available:
    sketch, cartoon, drawing, emboss, soft focus, tiles, dither, painting,
    mosaic, engrave, sphere, tiny planet, Escher spiral, custom kernels ...
  • Edit functions can be 'painted' locally and gradually using the mouse.
  • Select image objects or areas to edit separately from the background:
    outline by hand, follow feature edges, 'flood' into matching colors ...
  • Complex feature edges can be accurately selected (e.g. hair, foliage).
  • Copy areas within and across images by mouse painting and blending.
  • Create or maintain transparent image areas while editing.
  • Mashup: arrange images and text in an arbitrary layout using the mouse.
  • Custom scripts: record a series of edits and use as a new edit function.
  • Custom user menu: collect frequently used functions into one menu.
  • Plugins: use plugin apps (e.g. Gimp) like other Fotoxx edit functions.
  • Batch tools for renaming, resizing, converting, processing RAW files,
    adding/revising/reporting metadata, and executing custom edit scripts.
  • Metadata edit and report (tags, dates, titles, geotags ... any metadata).
  • Search images using any metadata and folder/file names or partial names:
    dates, tags, locations, ratings, titles, descriptions, exposure data ...
  • Show a table of image locations and date groups, click for image gallery.
  • Show an image calendar, click on year or month for a gallery of images.
  • Click markers on a scalable internet map for gallery of images at location.
  • Also use local file maps: world, continents, nations, cities, custom maps.
  • View 360 degree panorama image (Google Street View format).
  • Show video files as thumbnails (using desired frame), play video.
  • Show animated GIF files (first frame) in thumbnails, play animation.
  • Bookmarks: assign names to folder/file locations, go to name (gallery).
  • Create albums with chosen images arranged by drag & drop. No duplication.
  • Slide show: show album images with animated transitions and pan/zooms.
  • Print an image at any scale. Printer color calibration tool available.
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to chosen functions.
  • Cycle wallpaper images from a Fotoxx album or any folder of image files.
  • Source and binary packages available, independent of Linux flavor.
  • Gnu GPL3 license (everything is free to use as you please).

  The User Guide is available from the menu Help > User Guide
  The home page for Fotoxx is at

  Written by Mike Cornelison <>


2023-08-01 Linux Fotoxx man page