Managing Pictures and Images with Ubuntu 13.04

With the rise of Digital cameras, more and more digital pictures are being stored onto people’s computers. With all of these pictures being stored on computers people have the need to be able to manage those pictures using applications such as Shotwell photo manager and GIMP. This post will show you how Ubuntu 13.04 makes managing and editing pictures easy.

Shotwell Photo Manager



Shotwell photo manager is a basic photo editing tool that is installed by default on Ubuntu 13.04. It is similar to iPhoto and can do basic things such as cropping, red-eye reduction, and uploading to online photo host like Flickr. For most people, the Shotwell photo manager will be perfect.




GIMP is a image editing tool that is not included by default in Ubuntu 13.04. You can install GIMP by going to the software Center and installing it. you can also install GIMP by opening the terminal and running the following command.

sudo apt-get install gimp

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is a more advanced image editing program that is comparable to Adobe Photoshop. With the exception of two features, GIMP can do everything that Adobe Photoshop can do. Both of these features that are not available for GIMP at this time have to do with color management and professional printing. Other than that GIMP can do smudging, filling, airbrushing, painting, and many other things. If you’re looking to do advance picture editing then GIMP is the application for you.

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