Fotoxx is an open source software for basic image editing on Linux. It can be used to organize and manage vast collections of images, optimize photos in several ways, including adjusting color brightness to suit individual photos, and perform efficient batch operations on the go! This software is ideal for image management and editing, focusing on a simple and fast process.
Fotoxx also features an application menu on the left side of the application, providing options such as pointing to specific files, viewing all captured media discs, and more. Professional photographers can use this photo editor to edit raw images and save files in various formats such as PNG and JPEG. Perspectively, distorted images such as wide-angle images can be corrected with this program. Shadows and red eyes can also be removed from images.
This article will show you how to install Fotoxx on Ubuntu, especially 22.04 LTS, it should also work on older versions of Ubuntu.
Custom keyboard shortcuts.
View 360 degree panoramic images.
Can quickly organize and manage a vast collection of images.
Support for plugins to use other applications.
Convert raw files to multiple or single formats and save with 8-bit or 16-bit color.
Modify image metadata such as dates, tags, titles, and geotags.
Fotoxx also has special features such as CD or DVD burning, customizable image preview (thumbnail), histogram, location geocoding, full-screen slideshow with keyboard navigation, emailing photos, viewing and editing metadata (Exif, IPTC, etc.), printing in several standard sizes (custom size is also possible), batch functions: rename, compress, export, tag, RAW import, create your own tag (rate, image description), unlimited number of undo/redo steps , as well as quick and flexible image editing before and after preview search by metadata, description, rating, file name and date.
Method 1: How to install Fotoxx on Ubuntu using apt-get
Step 1: Update your system
The first step is to update the apt database using the apt-get command as shown below:
sudo apt-get update
Step 2: Upgrade your system
After updating the apt database, you may be alerted to the presence of packages that need to be updated; if it is an event, go ahead and run the following command. However, you can skip this step if you are running the upgrade command and there are no packages that need to be upgraded:
sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 3: Install fotoxx
Once updated and updated, we can move on to the last step, installing Fotoxx. To do this, run the following command:
sudo apt-get -y install fotoxx
Method 2: How to install Fotoxx on Ubuntu using apt
Step 1: Update your system
Since the Fotoxx package comes with the default Ubuntu repository, we first need to update all available Ubuntu packages with the following apt command:
sudo apt update
Step 2: Upgrade your system
The update command will now show you if there are any packages to update. If it is, enter the following command, but if it is not, go to the next step:
sudo apt upgrade
Step 3: Install fotoxx
Now, using the apt package manager, we will install Fotoxx on our Ubuntu system as shown below:
sudo apt install Fotoxx -y
Note. The “-y” flag in the command is used to tell the Linux terminal system to continue the installation process without asking you if you want to continue with the installation.
Method 3: How to install Fotoxx on Ubuntu 22.04 using aptitude
Step 1: Install aptitude
If you want this method to be effective, you may need to set up aptitude first, as it is not usually installed by default on Ubuntu. So first run the following command to install aptitude.
sudo apt install aptitude
Step 2: Update the database
After that, you can use the aptitude command to update the apt database, as shown below:
sudo aptitude update
Step 3: Install Fotoxx with aptitude
Now install Fotoxx using aptitude as shown below:
sudo aptitude -y install fotoxx
Method 4: How to install Fotoxx on Ubuntu 22.04 using a binary package
Fotoxx also provides a binary package for Ubuntu 20.04, 21.10, 22.04LTS, Debian 10.11, Fedora 36, 35 and other distributions such as Void Linux and others. So let’s show you how to get the appropriate binary packages from pkgs.prg.
Step 1: Download fotoxx
Sometimes it can be difficult to get a download link, but here’s what to do. First, go to the “Download Fotoxx” page, and after the page loads, click on the name of the distribution, for example, in our case, Ubuntu, and select the correct architecture for your computer’s hardware.
Step 2: Find the binary package
After that, scroll down and find “Binary Package”. You should see the URL on the right. To start the download process, copy and paste the URL into a new new tab as shown in the image below:
Alternatively, you can use the wget command to start the download as shown below:
Step 3: Go to your Downloads folder.
After downloading the file, open the terminal using the keyboard shortcuts “Ctrl+Alt+T” and navigate to the directory where the file is located; By default, it should be in the Downloads folder:
Step 4: Install the command
After that, enter the following command to install Fotoxx:
sudo dpkg -i fotoxx_20.08-2build1_amd64.deb
Method 5: How to install Fotoxx using AppImage
The only problem with this formula is that you can’t find the latest version of Fotoxx. But more importantly, you can install AppImage on any major Linux distribution without compiling Fotoxx from source.
To get the AppImage, click the Download button below:
After that, navigate to AppImage packages and click on “Fotoxx-22.30-appimage” to start the download.
Once the file has finished downloading, navigate to the Downloads folder with the following command:
After that, make the file executable by running the following command and make sure you replace the filename with the correct one:
sudo chmod u+x Fotoxx-22.30-appimage
Then run this command to start Fotoxx:
The window is launched and ready for editing:
From here installation is not required; you only need to move the file to a safe location where you can’t accidentally delete it. There are several ways to launch an application. The first is to enter the above command. You can then use other fotoxx commands or the GUI method by searching for “Fotoxx” in your application manager which will be explained later in the guide. Now let’s see if the application is installed on our system.
Now let’s run the version command to verify that the installation was successful:
Now that we have covered several methods for installing software, there are also several ways to launch it, which we will look at in detail. First, let’s start with how we can run the software using the command line.
How to run Fotoxx from the command line
To launch Fotoxx using the terminal, type the following command:
If you want to run and use the terminal at the same time, put it in the background with the following command:
However, this may not be practical for desktop users, so here is a graphical approach to running Fotoxx on your Ubuntu 22.04 system.
How to Run Fotoxx Photo Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 Using GUI
To launch this application, click on the “Actions” menu on the left side of the desktop, as shown below:
After that, type “Fotoxx” in the search bar, and this icon will appear, click on it to open it:
The snapshot below shows the Fotoxx user interface open for use:
Once you get to the default screen as shown above, you will be prompted to index your images or defer scanning depending on the amount of time available and the sheer size of your collection; click Continue.
Then navigate to the location of your images and all your image folders will be displayed in a window like this:
You can then navigate to the folder that contains the images you want to edit and open it. From there, you can upload the specific image you want to edit with this excellent editor.
How to update/upgrade Fotoxx
Updates should be automatically handled by standard system updates when prompted. Those of you who want to check releases more often can use the following command to update and upgrade Fotoxx on your terminal: