Install Fotoxx 18.01 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint and Fedora

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Fotoxx is an open source photo editing software and also usable for managing photos, It is completely free to use and their main aim is, fotoxx needs to be fast while editing, Playback of photos and easy to use.


In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of fotoxx 18.01 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / LinuxMint 18 and Fedora

The Latest Version of fotoxx is 18.01 and it is stable

Changelog of fotoxx 18.01

  • The image index format was revised, requiring a new index initialization.
  • Image Index initialization: work is now divided among 4 parallel threads.
  • On a computer with 4 processor cores and an SSD disk, indexing runs about
  • 3x faster (ca. 6000/min), but no speedup for a rotating disk (1000/min).
  • The maximum thread count for some functions was increased from 4 to 8, to better utilize the newest processors from Intel and AMD.
  • Use of the shell "find" command was mostly replaced with calls to glob().
  • This makes it fail-safe against special characters in file names.
  • There is a new option to place the Fotoxx home directory wherever wanted.
  • Retained geocoordinate precision was improved (about 1 meter).
  • GTK widgets were downsized by reducing unnecessary margin padding.
  • This can be revised or undone by editing the file "widgets.css".
  • The custom [small] spin button widget now spins increasingly faster when the +/- key or up/down arrow key is held down more than 1 second.

Installation steps

For Ubuntu

Step 1: Download the Deb file from the official site using wget
wget https://www.kornelix.net/downloads/packages-16.04/fotoxx-18.01-x86_64.deb
Step 2: Install it by using dpkg
dpkg -i fotoxx-18.01-x86_64.deb
If you face any dependency issue while installing give apt-get -f install, it will install the package

Install Fotoxx Via Appimage

Fotoxx Appimage package has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10, Fedora 27, and LinuxMint 18.2

Step 1: Download the Appimage using the below command
wget https://www.kornelix.net/downloads/appimages/fotoxx-18.01.1-appimage
Step 2: Move it to the desired location, change the permissions and execute it
chmod 755 fotoxx-18.01.1-appimage && ./fotoxx-18.01.1-appimage
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