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Photo Editing For Real People With Fotox

May 30, 2008, 10:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"I first read about Fotox in an article by Dmitri Popov, who writes a lot of articles that I enjoy reading. I gave it a test drive, and it's no Adobe Photoshop. Which for me is a plus--for editing digital photographs, Photoshop is overpriced, lardy overkill, and there is no Linux version anyway. Fotox comes with a small but useful feature set, including red-eye repair, sharpen, bend, stretch, noise reduction, cropping, and resize. It only supports the JPEG format. It fills a neglected niche in Linux photo editing, and that is an easy-to-use photo editor that includes the most commonly-used functions. It also comes with two useful features that a lot of bigger image editors don't have: panorama and HDR..."

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