Fotoxx, the free and open source digital photo editing and collection management software has reached v13.11 with performance improvements and bugfixes.

See what’s new in Fotoxx 13.11:

  • File Sync: image navigation and viewing is now allowed (but not editing).
  • Batch Convert can upright photos made with camera turned 90 degrees.
  • Slide Show: improved capability for automatic pause at designated images.
  • Warp Linear: algorithm was revised to better approximate linearity.
  • New: Highlight darkest/brightest image areas with adjustable thresholds.
  • Select Area: expand or contract a finished area in 1-pixel steps (can reduce edge effects when editing areas selected by color matching).
  • Mashup: interface was improved to simplify and speed-up image positioning.
  • Mashup: mouse can “paint” variable transparency on images in the layout.
  • User Settings: new option to include hidden files in the gallery pages.
  • Trim/Rotate: grid lines match the trim rectangle (rule of thirds always works).
  • Zoom state is retained for Open Previous File, but reset otherwise.
    (use this function for image A:B comparison, retaining zoom% and position)
  • Bugfix: Trim/Rotate removed vacated margins that were left intentionally.
  • Bugfix: Trim/Rotate failed to reinstate its prior grid settings.
  • Bugfix: Auto-Trim caused an endless loop under certain circumstances.

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Fotoxx 13.11 and keep up-to-date via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and their derivatives.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination to bring up terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Then update and install Fotoxx:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fotoxx

You can also install it from GetDeb repository. Just run previous update and install commands after enable GetDeb.