fotoxx man page

Fotoxx — photo/image editor and collection manager


Fotoxx [ options ] [ file | folder ]


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.


 • Organize and manage a large image collection: find what you are looking for,
   create albums (subcollections), process RAW images, repair and enhance photos,
   combine images (HDR, panorama, mashup, montage), edit and report metadata ...
 • Thumbnail browser/navigator with variable size thumbnails and list view.
 • Camera RAW file conversion, single or batch, with 16 bit color depth.
 • Internal processing in 24 bits per color (float), output in 8 or 16 bits.
 • A comprehensive set of image edit functions is available: brightness, color,
   contrast, trim/crop, rotate, upright, resize, sharpen, denoise, paint, text,
   lines, red eye, fix distortions, HDR, panorama, stack, montage, mashup ...
 • Advanced edit functions to bring out details and add flair to an image.
 • A large set of creative special effects and arty transforms is available
   (sketch, cartoon, emboss, dither, painting, mosaic, sphere, tiny planet ...)
 • Select image objects or areas and edit them separately from the background
   (draw outline, follow edges, spread out from mouse to matching colors ...)
 • Special selection tool for complex edges (e.g. hair, foliage)
 • Copy areas within and across images by mouse painting and blending.
 • Rapid visual feedback using the full image or a selected zoom-in area.
 • Most edit functions can be 'painted' locally and gradually using the mouse.
 • View a 360 degree panorama image (Google Street View format).
 • Metadata edit and report (tags, dates, captions, geotags ... any metadata).
 • Edited files are saved with a version number, originals are kept by default.
 • Transparent image areas can be retained. Variable transparency can be added.
 • Custom scripts: record a series of image edits, use as a new edit function.
 • Batch tools are available to rename, resize, convert, process RAW files,
   export, add, revise and report metadata, and execute custom edit scripts.
 • Search images using any metadata and folder/file names or partial names
   (dates/times, locations, ratings, captions/comments, exposure data ...).
 • Show a table of image locations and date groups, click for gallery of images.
 • Show an image calendar, click on year or month for a gallery of images.
 • Find images by clicking markers on a scalable world map (internet map).
 • Also use locally stored maps (world, continents, nations, cities ... custom).
 • Create albums with selected images. Arrange sequence by drag and drop.
 • Slide show: use many animated image transitions and slow pan/zoom in or out.
 • Mashup: arrange images and text in an arbitrary layout using the mouse.
 • Print an image at any scale. A printer color calibration tool is available.
 • Show video files (first frame) like regular images, optionally play videos.
 • Custom favorites menu - user can select and arrange icon and text menus
 • Custom keyboard shortcuts can be assigned to all functions
 • Comprehensive user guide and context help popups via F1 key.


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
folder             initial folder for image gallery

See Also

The home page for Fotoxx is at


Written by Mike Cornelison <>


2019-01-01 Linux Fotoxx man page