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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Sixth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  18

Digital Photos

The PC has become a vital tool in the field of photography. In fact, you’re unlikely to find any photographer—professional or amateur—who doesn’t use a PC somewhere in his or her work.

Ubuntu includes a number of applications for cataloging and editing images. Chief among these is GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), which compares favorably with professional software such as Photoshop. But there are also applications for more casual users. This chapter begins with a brief tour of F-Spot, an application ideal for cataloging and managing image collections and also doing some basic edits. F-Spot is not the default photo manager in Ubuntu, that’s Shotwell, but F-Spot has a lot more to offer and that’s why in ...

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