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Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, although it has image processing capabilities, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with a snappy response.
Fotoxx is powerful, open-source, complex image manipulation tool. It is better editor for those images made with digital camera. It can edit photos and manage a large collection. Includes thumbnail browser/navigator, RAW file import, a comprehensive set of edit functions working in deep color, rapid visual feedback, edit/copy/paste selected image areas, file versioning, batch operations, named collections (views), HDR, stack, panorama, montage, metadata edit and report, image search using any metadata and (partial) file names. It can crop, rotate, flip, resize, red-eye removal, sharpen fuzzy edges, reduce noise in low-light photos, stretch, and distort functionality.
The program supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color.

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows. Few apps and games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution to this problem.
Install Flat and Photoshop themes for GIMP (version 2.8/2.9) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/any Linux distribution

1: GIMP Flat themes

Flat GIMP themes were designed to make GIMP modern image editor like Photoshop. Many people don't like GIMP default icon theme/look and want to change it with something else, so here comes 8 variants which includes: dark, light, darker and also variants with small fonts. Using these themes you can make Gimp experience better and eye catching. Flat themes are in active development, so if you encounter any bug or problem with themes then you can report to creator. I uploaded these themes to my ubuntuone account, so you can easily pull from there using commands.
Install Darktable 1.2.3 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 15/14/13 and Darktable 1.0.5 Ubuntu 11.10/11.04/10.04/Mint 12/11/9

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.


General Info:
  • Darktable runs on GNU/Linux/Gnome.
  • Fully non-destructive editing.
  • All darktable core functions operate on 4x32-bit floating point pixel buffers, enabling SSE instructions for speedups. It offers GPU acceleration via OpenCL (runtime detection and enabling) and has built-in ICC profile support: sRGB, Adobe RGB, XYZ and linear RGB.
  • A collect plugin allows you to execute flexible database queries, search your images by tags, image rating (stars), color labels and many more. Filtering and sorting your collections within the base query or simple tagging by related tags are useful tools in your every-day photo workflow.
  • Import a variety of standard, raw and high dynamic range image formats (e.g. jpg, cr2, hdr, pfm, .. ).
  • darktable has a zero-latency fullscreen, zoomable user interface through multi-level software caches.
  • Tethered shooting.
  • darktable currently comes with 15 translations: albanian, catalan, czech, dutch, finnish, french, gaelic, german, italian, japanese, polish, russian, spanish, swedish and thai.
  • The powerful export system supports picasa webalbum, flickr upload, disk storage, 1:1 copy, email attachments and can generate a simple html-based web gallery. darktable allows you to export to low dynamic range (jpg, png, tiff), 16-bit (ppm, tiff), or linear high dynamic range (pfm, exr) images.
  • darktable uses both xmp sidecar files as well as its fast database for saving metadata and processing settings. All Exif data is read and written using libexiv2.

What's new in this release:
  • New in White balances, color matrices:
    • Sony NEX-5R
    • Sony SLT-A58
    • Nikon D3200 (updated)
    • Pentax K20D
  • New in Hardware Support:
    • Update to RawSpeed r570
    • Canon 70D (preliminary)
    • Olympus E-P5 (incl. preliminary Adobe Coeff.)
    • Samsung NX2000
    • Sony RX100m2
    • Sony SLT-A58 (updated)
  • New in Noise Profiles:
    • Canon EOS 1100D == Canon EOS Rebel T3
    • Canon PowerShot S95
    • Canon PowerShot G11
    • Nikon Coolpix P330
    • Sony A580
    • Fuji X10
    • Pentax K20D

Fixes in this Release:
  • Adjustments to default lowpass blur settings
  • Adjustments to dithering slider ranges
  • Metadata viwer: fix display of focal lenth: inicate unit and hide if invalid.
  • cacorrect: fix segfault for small buffers
  • Color pickers: fix various issues, e.g. #9482
  • More guides for Crop & Rotate
  • Improve light table usability: when viewing images in fullscreen wrap around at line end when pressing right arrow key
  • Soften: massive speed improvements by using SSE and OpenMP
  • Deleting images from camera is not supported anymore for safety.
  • Exposure module now supports multiple instances
  • Support for custom meta data burn in.
  • OpenMP support for nVidia GeForce GT330
  • PFM: load timestamp as date & time taken.
  • Fix bug prohibiting image rating by mouse
  • Update Picasa uploader: references Google+ now
  • Some fixes for mem leaks, deadlocks, background jobs
  • Fixes of on-screen handles for Crop&Rotate and GND modules
  • Increased maximum cache size to 4GB
To install Darktable in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Download source for other distributions. That's it
Source: Darktable
In our age of visual communication, design software programs have become a necessity. If you weren't fortunate enough to have the hook-up for a pirated version of Photoshop, or better than that, deep pockets allowing you to purchase the Adobe Creative Suite, well, you were out of luck.
That is, until the lovely creators of Linux came out with the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), but even then, Mac users have had to install 11X just to run GIMP on their Mac OS, until now. GIMP recently released version 2.8.2 and it's better than good — it's great! No more downloading programs just to use the free open-source program you've grown accustomed to. You might have to do a right click to get around OS X Mountain Lion's gatekeeper, but beyond that, once you've place it in your applications folder and opened the program, you're flying first class all the way, and for free.
Granted GIMP isn't the kind of program you'd use as a student working toward getting a graphic design degree, but if you want to do professional-level image touch-ups, resize and crop images and create simple designs, then GIMP is the graphic-design program for you.
Here are a few other things we love about this latest version of graphic design goodness.

What Bugs?

This latest version is practically bug free. All the things that once frustrated users have been fixed, proving once again that good things come to those who wait. While the wait was longish, loyal GIMP users will be happy to know many memory aspects of the program are corrected, such as JPEG saving options, slow canvas redraw issues and showing incorrect file sizes on Windows OS platforms. After numerous complaints about slow download time on Windows and issues with image saving, Linux finally heard you and has found a way to give users of both Windows and Mac what they want.


Now that GIMP is available for fast download on both Mac and Windows, you can open and work on a raw file from anywhere that can download GIMP. The ability to save a GIMP file on a CD, memory stick, USB flash drive and even on the Xbox 360 is something you can't do even with a pirated Photoshop Suite.

All You Need

If all you need or use are the basics in graphic design and image editing, then GIMP offers all the tools required to produce professional work. Print shops require you use CMYK and sometimes TIFF files, which you can find in GIMP. Plus, Linux offers easy to understand tutorials if you run into any issues making images camera ready for a print shop.
If you have issues with the program or downloading the latest version, contact a support representative and you should get a response in timely fashion. Programmers at Linux want to convert new users and talk with current users about the operating system they love.

Latest Version of Gimp available for Ubuntu/Mint