Tuesday, February 12, 2013

‘Photo’: Simple and Powerful Image Viewer for Ubuntu Linux

Photo is a simple, yet powerful and good looking image viewer, written in Qt, published as open-source, and completely free.
Photo comes with a variety of features. Most features you would expect from a image viewer should be there. It’s constantly being developed and improved.
The list below is meant to give you a rough idea of Photo’s abilities and is by far not an exhaustive list:
  • Support of all image formats supported by your Qt setup
  • Basic image manipulations (Rotating, Flipping, Zooming)
  • Basic File Management (Renaming, Deleting, Moving, Copying)
  • Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts
  • Exif information
  • Highly Adjustable to your custom preference
  • Interface that doesn’t get into your way
Install ‘Photo’ in Ubuntu using PPA:
Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then run following 3 commands one by one to install ‘Photo’ image viewer (supports Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 & Ubuntu 12.04):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install photo

ROSA 2012 "Desktop Fresh GNOME"

Konstantin Kochereshkin has announced the release of ROSA 2012 "Desktop Fresh GNOME" edition, a desktop-oriented Linux distribution with GNOME 3.6.2: "ROSA community members have prepared a variation of the ROSA Desktop Fresh 2012 operating system with the GNOME desktop environment. Traditionally, original versions of ROSA Desktop operating system are provided with the KDE desktop environment which includes a lot of design modifications and functionality enhancements. A nice-looking ROSA theme and a set of brand-name applications highly integrated with KDE have already become recognizable ROSA features and made ROSA familiar to Linux users. However, some ROSA users prefer another desktop environment - GNOME. This desktop environment suggests its own approach to graphical environment and wider possibilities of integration with existing IT infrastructure." Here is the full release announcement with screenshots. Download: ROSA.Desktop.Fresh.2012.GNOME.x86_64.iso (1,151MB, MD5, torrent).