"Few, if any, photo viewing apps on any platform provide a
perfect photo management experience. However, F-Spot Photo
Management for Gnome gives Linux users a fairly complete set of
"F-Spot ranks among the most well-known photo apps for Linux. In
many ways it is similar to Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) repackaged
Picasa Photo Organizer and the popular GIMP photo program. F-Spot's
primary drawback, despite its usefulness, is its sometimes quirky
"Provided your flavor of Linux supports the Gnome desktop,
F-Spot can be a solid choice to manage your photo collection over
the two leading contenders. Picasa requires the open source Windows
application programming interface (API) Wine to run. This makes it
a wanna-be Linux app. GIMP is more challenging to use because it
has three disconnected windows to operate.
"Given those choices and limitations, I often rely on F-Spot to
handle both my personal photo libraries and on-the-spot photo
editing tasks for work. It has a hefty arsenal of features for
photo management tasks. Once you get familiar with its interface,
F-Spot is a handy tool set for sharing, touching up, finding and
organizing your images."
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