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F-Spot 0.8 released with new import system, photo panning & duplication detection

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Ubuntu’s former default photo manager F-Spot sees a new stable release today, adding many new features, including: –

  • A completely new import system
  • Robust and safe metadata handling
  • New and improved duplicate detection
  • New documentation
  • Reparenting (combining photos as versions of each other) with drag / drop
  • A remove from camera option
  • Photo panning using the mouse

The release sees over 300 bug fixes and a plenitude of stability and performance enhancements.


Version 0.8 will be available to install from the Official F-Spot PPA sometime later today.

Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and enter the following two lines separately to add the official F-Spot PPA: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:f-spot/f-spot-ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install f-spot