WOW, sleek, looks very nice. All the more reason to use it. Also, I'm pretty sure it would render Eye of Gnome obsolete too.
Would be cool if someone who actually makes these decisions could comment if there is any possibility of dumping the current setup in favour for gThumb in time for 10.4 or if its too late with UDS having passed (although i don't see why that would be too much of an obstacle). I think it would be a bad move to wait till 10.10 or not dump f-spot at all, if ubuntu is moving towards the more mainstream then there's no reason to keep f-spot which is better suited to enthusiasts (with thousands of pics) and pros than the every day user who has a few hundred pictures.
So it looks like lots of image editors are in "active" developement (why not if you can be possible default in ubuntu install getting an automatic large user base). Wait and see which is better in two months and pick the best, instead of picking something now not knowing what the end result will be.
Last edited by andrewabc; November 27th, 2009 at 05:48 PM.
Well this might apply to normal releases but not so much in LTS.So it looks like lots of image editors are in "active" developement (why not if you can be possible default in ubuntu install getting an automatic large user base). Wait and see which is better in two months and pick the best, instead of picking something now not knowing what the end result will be.
You either add new apps or remove the old defaults but you don't replace the current default with something else.
And most people don't have a few hundred pictures. More like a few thousands.
And gthumb was removed from the CD because it was between F-spot and EOG in functionality.
Last edited by zekopeko; November 27th, 2009 at 06:44 PM.
I'm torn by f-spot. I *want* to like it, but for years it's been screwing up photo date tags, and there's no solution in sight. It's a very serious problem which causes data loss, and needs to be fixed before ubuntu puts more emphasis on directing users to f-spot.
The gthumb rewrite looks promising. If it can manage to do the basics f-spot does, and let me write photo titles and descriptions SAFELY back to my files (without affecting any other exif data), then I'm backing gthumb.
My vote goes for gThumb.
Actually, I will vote for anything that makes Mono libraries unnecessary by default. Opt-in, not Opt-out.
Checking the latest versions: Gthumb 2.11 is getting better.... maybe it could replace EOG and F-Spot
Last edited by benjamimgois; November 27th, 2009 at 07:28 PM.
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