Solang or Shotwell vs. F-Spot for Lucid
caleb.marcus+u-d-d at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 16:20:09 UTC 2009
nautilus-image-converter provides some very useful tools, but it does feel a
bit kludgy. For a simple viewer, I like EOG -- its UI is simple, and just
what's needed. However, if it had a few more very basic editing tools, I'd
2009/12/12 Otto Kekäläinen <otto at sange.fi>
> > 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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