[ubuntu-uk] Could Linux (and Ubuntu) do more to encourage students?

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 15:43:06 GMT 2007

On 2/3/07, Robin Menneer <robinmenneer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the tips - Inskscape is already on my ubuntu package and I'll
> look at it.  Is there any equivalent to iphoto, a  brilliant apple mac
> program for simply tweaking photos ?  Robin

My wife and my mother ("Folder? What's a folder?") have found F-Spot
to be an acceptable alternative to iPhoto. I've been forcing them to
use it by putting the higher-end photo printer on Ubuntu and putting
the work-a-day homework printer on the Mac. (I don't have to worry
about them ever finding how to use a shared printer, although that's
perfectly possible...) F-Spot doesn't have the one-button "make my
photo look better" button that iPhoto has (which is brilliant), but it
has all the other features you'd normally use, like red-eye removal.

You can even upload photos easily to Flickr from F-Spot. The iPhoto
add-on to do that recently became shareware. I think F-Spot became the
default photo handler in the latest version, Edgy.


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