Managing Your Digital Image Collection
F-Spot is a management tool for your collection of digital images,
tailored for the GNOME desktop. It allows you to assign different tags
to your images in order to categorize them, and offers various image
editing options. For example, you can remove red-eye, crop, and adjust
brightness and colors. F-Spot supports all important image formats,
including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and several vendor specific RAW formats.
You can import photos from your hard drive, your digital camera, or your
iPod. You can also use F-Spot to create photo CDs, generate a Website
gallery, or export your photos to your Flickr, 23, Picasa Web, or
To access F-Spot, click . The first time
you run F-Spot, you must tell it where to find the images you want to
import into your collection. If you already have a collection of images
stored on your hard drive, enter the path to the respective directory
and optionally include subfolders. F-Spot imports these images into its
Thumbnails of your images are displayed in the right part of the window,
and detailed information for a selected image is displayed in a sidebar
to the left. By default, your photos are displayed in
reverse-chronological order, so your newest photos are always at the
top. You can sort your photos in chronological order or
reverse-alphabetical order by clicking .
A menu bar at the top of the window allows you to access the main menus.
A toolbar below offers several different functions depicted by a