"They are not supposed to be as powerful as GIMP but should be
able to handle some minimal image manipulations. In this article,
we will look into the 3 top competitors F-Spot, Shotwell and
"And we will see what all features each of them aims to provide
to be considered as the default photo manager cum image manipulator
and viewer for Lucid. Shotwell
"Shotwell is an opensource photo manager designed for Gnome
Desktop Environment. Instead of just being a photo organizer it is
capable of doing some small image manipulations too like reducing
red-eye, rotate, crop and mirror photos.
"It can act as a separate image editor and image viewer too i.e.
you don't have to import images anymore. The TODO list includes
implementing Facebook and Flickr export feature, creating
slideshows with customizable music and transitions."