A new and improved Version of f-spot, the default photo managing software of Ubuntu, came out two days ago and has a ton of bug fixes and a couple of new features in it.
* new sidebar, reworked editors
* color profile support
* duplicate detection at import
* reworked db interractions, with O(1) queries
* reducing and batching db access
* light-speed tagging
* FullScreen mode enhancement
* new extensions, updated docs, updated translations
* hundreds of bugfixes
Especially the new sidebar and the reworked editors are interesting, as they will make it even easier to quickly edit pictures (red eyes, color adjustment, etc).
Also color profile support seems pretty cool since usually pictures on the monitor screan look bright and natural, but if you print them paper they look not too brilliant.
Color structures correct the image in view of physical opportunities of devices of a conclusion. So it is is possible to facilitate the life of users and present them too more functionality with adding the support of color profiles in f-spot.
(taken from: http://code.google.com/soc/2008/gnom...52069810BFAB27 )
As I think Ubuntu should ship the latest and greatest software that open source has to offer, we should promote F-spot 0.5 for Intrepid.
Bugreport here: https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubun...ot/+bug/271895
So get going and comment on the bug.
Also if someone could come up with a diffstat for the new version would be awesome.