Solang or Shotwell vs. F-Spot for Lucid
otto at sange.fi
Sat Dec 12 22:03:40 GMT 2009
> Solang, Shotwell, and F-Spot are all fine image managers/organizers,
> but the current plan is to work on F-Spot to get it to meet the
> following needs:
> * Quickly viewing images by folder [currently handled by EOG]
> * Solang and F-Spot both have view-modes but still
> require importing the image. Shotwell might not.
> * Editing images without importing (Shotwell does this)
> * Rotating [currently handled by EOG]
> * Red-eye removal [currently handled by GIMP]
> * Cropping [currently handled by GIMP]
> * optional: Annotating (like making lolcat) [currently
> handled by GIMP]
> * optional: Painting on it [currently handled by GIMP]
Resizing and saving the file in another file format are also common
in-folder image manipulation tasks.
Personally I prefer Gthumb over EOG or F-Spots view-mode, since it is
fast, easy to use and has enough features. If I had the power, I'd
replace EOG with Gthumb and make Gthumb the default program associated
to all image file types. Current situation sucks. Even Windows XP's
in-folder image manipulation is better..
Shotwell looks nice, but I'm a bit sceptic about new software and how
mature they are.
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