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 https://kornelix.net
Written by Mike Cornelison <email@example.com>