This is a list of useful software to see, manage and edit photos under xUbuntu.
Depending on your needs, you should install one of the following tool:
|Shotwell||Complete solution to view and edit images||Like iPhoto in the MAC world||Like iPhoto, Shotwell doesn't change the original image, all changes are keep inside the application's library!|
|gThumb||Complete solution to view and edit images||Like IrFanView on Windows||GThumb perform operation(s) directly on the files|
|Digikam||Advanced solution||Like Aperture in the MAC world|
I recommended you gThumb. But if you're an advanced photographer, then you should keep your originals and use shotwell.
This is the one I'm using as a photograph newbie. Reminder: GThumb perform operation(s) directly on the files.
apt-get install gthumb
Usage You have to configure your application. Go to: Edit > Preferences
- General tab
- On startup go to "Pictures" (/home/myUser/Pictures)
- Browser tab
- Caption: Description, date, Name, title
- Viewer tab
- Zoom quality: High
Reminder: Shotwell ~ iPhoto Like iPhoto Shotwell doesn't change the original image, everything is keep inside its own library!
Official website: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell
apt-get install shotwell
Usage The application is available in Start menu > Graphics > Shotwell
- On the 1st run, go to Edit > preferences and configure:
- Library location: should be /home/myUser/Pictures/
- Directory structure: Year-Month-Day
- Rename files to lowercase
For those who comes from the MAC world, Digikam ~ aperture
You should NOT install it on xUbuntu because it will bring a lot of KDE libraries. But as a passionate, there is no other alternatives.
apt-get install digikam digikam-doc