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Edit and manage a large collection of photos

Fotoxx has many features, including but not limited to:

  • Navigate a large image collection with a thumbnail browser.
  • Fotoxx has extensive tools for edit, repair, and special effects.
  • File versioning, metadata edit and report, search
  • Edit image features or areas separately from background.
  • Composite functions and batch functions
  • Albums, slideshow with animated transitions and pan/zoom.
  • Scalable world map with click to see markers.
  • Standards compliant, can be used with other photo programs.

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  1. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.60-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Repair > JPEG Artifacts: improved algorithm works significantly better.
        - Multi-image functions like HDR and Panorama now contain a list of input
          image files in the metadata edit history.
        - Internal sort functions now use 4 threads for a small performance gain.
        - Gallery thumbnails have two larger options: 724 and 1024 pixels wide.
          These are useful for comparing/pruning multiple photos or image versions.
          Gallery scroll may be slow - these large thumbnails are created on the fly.
        - Mashup: image size limits were made 2x greater, and the interactive
          responsiveness for large projects was improved.
        - World Map file increased to 547m pixels - marker separations are 2x
        - Effects > Painting: additional input control and improved algorithm.
        - New: Effects > Engrave: convert an image into black and white lines.
        - New: Effects > Tiles2: irregular image tiling to match image features.
        - Gallery > Select Files: reworked for more flexibility and UI improvements.
        - Search: new capability: exclude files with specified metadata missing.
        - Additional edit functions which can now be used with Select Area:
          Plugins [all], Fix Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, Match Colors, Mosaic.
        - Bugfix: crash when saving edited image with huge 'description' metadata.
        - Bugfix: Voodoo2 used after Flatten Dist could reduce the image size.
  2. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.50-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - New: Repair > JPEG Artifacts - suppress jpeg artifacts in highly
          compressed images, esp. where dark areas were brightened, making artifacts
          more visible. This tool is helpful but does not completely remove the
        - Refine > Edit Distribution can now be used together with Paint Edits.
        - Repair > Graduated Blur can now be used together with Paint Edits.
        - UI improvement: edits made before starting Paint Edits in the current edit
          function are preserved - no need to [apply] and restart the same function.
        - Custom Menu: menu entries can specify optional file or album names.
        - Bugfix: Paint Edits had a tendency to paint unintended area if pointer was
          left sitting within the image while dialog controls were changed.
        - Bugfix: Flatten Distribution was not working with Paint Edits (from 23.4).
       * From fotoxx-23.4
        - Refine > Flatten Distribution: improved functionality and user interface.
        - Refine > Edit Distribution: improved functionality and user interface.
        - Edit > Rotate: Upright and Mirror functions are now included in the Rotate
          function, and these two specialized functions were removed.
        - Repair > Blur: Normal Blur can now work with Paint Edits. The specialized
          function Paint Blur was removed. The user interface was also improved.
        - Mashup: project image files are now copied into a project folder. This
          keeps a project valid even if member files have been moved or deleted.
          Existing projects are converted, with "-x" added to the project name.
        - Refine > Voodoo1: now usable with Select Area (Voodoo2 already worked).
        - In menus and user guide, "rescale" has replaced "resize" when used for
          image pixel dimensions. This seems to be the normal convention.
        - New: Help > Uninstall: uninstall Fotoxx (delete all application files).
          This works for both the source package and the binary package.
        - New slide show transition: current image breaks apart into hundreds of
          pieces which fly outwards and off the screen to reveal the next image.
        - Custom Menu: custom notes or tips can now be added to the custom menu.
        - A custom folder icon 'folder.png' can be added to the Fotoxx home folder.
          This helps Fotoxx to follow the user's theme or style preference.
        - If Fotoxx crashes, the activity log file and backtrace file are combined
          and copied to the user $HOME folder. The file name is fotoxx-nn.n.log.
        - Bugfix: Batch Overlay: overlay image was being placed on the right side of
          the host image instead of the position set by the user.
        - Bugfix: fix failures from embedded quotes (") in file names or metadata.
  3. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.32-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Bugfix: prevent malformed jpeg file from crashing Fotoxx.
        - Bugfix: compensate change in 'cp' command status '$?' (Arch & derivatives).
  4. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.31-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Image size limit was increased to 50K pixels width/height and 1024
          megapixels total image size. Exceeding this limit will cause sudden exit
          with apology.
        - Denoise: new option: work selectively on more uniform image areas where
          noise is most visible. This is adjustable and applies to all denoise
          The point is not to wash out subtle small details interpreted as noise.
        - New: Repair > Anti-Alias: suppress jaggies along high-contrast feature
          Most useful to improve scaled-up images. Normal photos are slightly
        - New: Edit > Margins: add margins to an image, with any color or
        - Edit > Upright: all 8 categories of orientation are now recognized and
          used for image correction (rotate 90/180/270 and mirror
          Batch Upright was similarly expanded.
        - Edit Distribution: a capability was added to improve details in areas that
          were darkened with "low cutoff" to remove unwanted background light.
        - Support was added for .avif image files (libheif-examples must be
        - Rawtherapee and MPO-extract were revised to become plugin menu entries.
        - Settings: allow the SMP thread count to be set below the hardware default
          (2 per P-core + 1 per E-core). This can make some functions run faster.
        - Bugfix: parallel use of different releases caused crash or lost edits.
        - Bugfix: fix lost recognition of file types .webp .heic .jp2 .avif
  5. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.2-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Improved user interface and minor function improvements: Edit Metadata,
          View Metadata, Search Metadata, Flatten Distribution, Local Retinex.
        - Effects > Emboss: illumination angle can now be input, 0-360 deg.
          Response to input changes is real time instead of [apply] button.
        - New package format: binary program + libraries in one tarball.
  6. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.1-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Search speed for non-indexed metadata is about 2x faster.
        - Indexing speed (index metadata + make thumbnails) is about 1.3x faster.
        - Disallow changes to reserved KB shortcuts - falsifies the user guide.
        - Bugfix: Mashup: add line/arrow was not working.
        - Bugfix: Minor memory leaks in image search function.
        - Bugfix: poss. crash in location lookup if input text had >20 matches.
        - Bugfix: missing file in appimage container - affects Arch Linux &
        - Bugfix: Mozaic: crash if dialog controls are operated in the wrong
  7. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 23.0-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Edit Metadata and Batch Geotags: The MapQuest query to find geocoordinates
          quit working, now replaced with a free data table from the internet.
        - Error reporting for metadata edit functions was improved.
        - New: Meta > Fix Meta: remove malformed metadata blocking metadata edits.
        - Removed: Tools > Monitor Gamma, which no longer works with Wayland.
        - File > New Session is faster (unnecessary image file search was removed).
        - Initial default menu icon size was reduced so menu fits within 1024x768.
        - Bugfix: added libcogl files to appimage package, for non-Gnome desktops.
        - Bugfix: Meta > Search Images: metadata criteria is now recalled in search
          dialog and included in search criteria [load] and [save] functions.
        - Bugfix: Fix newest GCC [unnecessary] compiler warning.
  8. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.50-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - File > Convert Adobe: Photoshop .psd files can now be converted to JPEG.
        - Repair > Blur: UI improvements, add missing edit history metadata.
        - The following edit functions can now be used with Paint Edits (mouse
          paint): Edit > Color Mode, Effects >
          Shift Colors, Effects > Texture, Effects > Emboss.
        - Batch > Convert: added capability to rename files using substring
        - Bugfix: Blur > Add Motion Blur, possible crash.
        - Bugfix: Fix inconsistent date formats, use yyyy-mm-dd throughout.
        - Add library files in the appimage container needed for Fedora 37.
  9. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.41-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Bugfix: add missing library file in the appimage container.
  10. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.40-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Defog: improved algorithm, new controls to add brightness, reduce blue.
        - Thumbnail popup image: zoom in/out via mouse wheel, +/- keys, arrow keys.
        - Manage Tags: categories having no tags can now be deleted.
        - Gallery metadata view: extra [user custom] indexed metadata items are now
          displayed following the standard items.
        - Gallery Screen: option added to select only files than have been edited.
        - Copy From Image: source and destination sync points both default to (0,0).
          This avoids the need to set the sync points for images that are already
          naturally overlaid, e.g. edited versions of the same image.
        - Tags per category limit was increased from 2K to 20K characters.
        - Some fatal error messages now have popups in addition to log file output
          (no need to hunt for the log file to get error details).
        - Bugfix: user guide [recent] picklist: hang dead if no choice is made.
        - Bugfix: widgets for curve editing via mouse: sometimes refused to resize.
        - Bug workaround: GDK sometimes fails to update window (started with U22.04,
          gone after point release, returned with next point release).
  11. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.35-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Tools > Preferences renamed to Settings (conform with common convention).
        - Settings: the max. number of parallel working threads can be set by the user.
          (default value: number of CPU processor cores available)
        - New: Gallery > Gallery Screen: a quick and easy method to show one of the following gallery subsets: original images only, newest versions only, both of these, only unedited images, and/or those matching a text pattern.
        - New: Tools > Measure Image: click any two image positions to measure the pixel distances between the two positions: horizontal, vertical, and total.
        - New: Local Retinex can be mouse-painted to defog or enhance selected areas.
        - F11: if already fullscreen with menus, keep fullscreen and remove menus and panel (avoid toggle to unfullscreen first, then fullscreen without menus)
        - Settings > RAW Loader: there is a new option to provide a custom command to use for converting RAW files to .tif and loading them for subsequent edits.
        - If the last file in a gallery is deleted or trashed, open the previous file.
         (unchanged: deleting a NOT-last file opens the next file in the gallery.)
        - Bugfix: cancel a running search via escape key was not working.
  12. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.31-1~xtradeb2

       * New upstream release.
        - Slide Show: 'paplay' replaced with 'vlc' to support more audio file types.
        - Slide Show: [Start] begins with the first image in the album.
          [Resume] begins with the last image shown, or the one selected by clicking its thumbnail.
        - Denoise: 'flatten' method was improved - good for fine-grain noise.
        - Bugfix: denoise: poss. crash if 'voodoo' method mouse-painted at image edge.
        - Bugfix: Windows WSL: disable escape --> quit (auto kills next session).
  13. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.31-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Slide Show: 'paplay' replaced with 'vlc' to support more audio file types.
        - Slide Show: [Start] begins with the first image in the album. [Resume] begins
          with the last image shown, or the one selected by clicking its thumbnail.
        - Denoise: 'flatten' method was improved - good for fine-grain noise.
        - Bugfix: denoise: poss. crash if 'voodoo' method mouse-painted at image edge.
        - Bugfix: Windows WSL: disable escape --> quit (auto kills next session).
  14. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.30-1~xtradeb1

       * New upstream release.
        - Slide Show: new transition type: flip-tiles.
        - Keyboard numeric pad can be used for gallery navigation (also with num-lock).
        - New: Download Maps: download geographic map files for use with Fotoxx (fotoxx-maps
          package is now obsolete for fotoxx-22.30 and later).
        - Increase gesettings timeout to avoid bogus "not responding" from Mutter.
        - UI improvement: mouse-click with tiny motion is not mistaken as drag.
        - The program addr2line (package binutils) must be installed for Fotoxx. Previoulsy
          it was included in the appimage container, but this no longer works over multiple
          flavors and releases of Linux.
        - Bugfix: Adjust RGB: undo/redo was not working correctly.
        - Bugfix: New Session failed if current file contained embedded quotes.
        - Bugfix: Poss. crash if [ALL] folder tree raced up/down using arrow keys.
        - Bugfix: Flatten Photo: Possible crash with extreme flattening.
        - Bugfix: minor memory leak in gallery display code.
  15. Avatar photo Updates says:

    New version available -> fotoxx 22.15-1~xtradeb1

    * New upstream release.
    * Windows WSL: speedup code was removed. Fotoxx under WSL is fast enough for image files in the Linux file system, e.g. /home//Pictures/…
    * Windows WSL: use higher tolerance for file mod-time difference detection.
    * New: Rename Folder: rename the current folder (image gallery).
    * Album Create: better UI direction when creating an initially empty album.
    * New: Batch Copy/Move: copy or move selected image files to a new folder.
    * Show RGB: reduce CPU loading: repaint only if a monitored pixel changes.
    * Developer menu: New: toggle display of popup text for mouse events.
    * Preferences: image justification in window can be left/center/right.
    * “Select Hairy” was incorporated into the main Select Area function.
    This is now easier to use, but still a significant learning curve.
    * New: Tools > Popup Text: popup special text/characters to use in edits.
    * Bugfix: Remove Halo: ‘undo’ drag: crash if pixel RGB is 0/0/0.
    * Bugfix: Crop: drag crop edge over window edge: drag fails to release.
    * Bugfix: Select > Edge Blend: zero contrast area creates ‘nan’ RGB values.
    * Bugfix: Markup > Oval: stop automatic draw of prior oval.
    * Bugfix: Copy From Image: set current scale into dialog widget.

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