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PhotoFlare, an Open Source photo and image editor

Another option arrives for those who need to edit photos or images on Linux.

If you are looking for an application for simple image and photo editing on Linux, the PhotoFlare it can be that tool.

PhotoFlare, an Open Source photo and image editor

Some of the features present in PhotoFlare are:

Color adjustments (brightness, contrast, etc.);

Cut, Flip, Rotate;

Resize and scale;

Text tool;

Shape tool;

Magic wand;

Color picker;

Photo filters;



Batch processing;

Batch editing of photos;

For now, there is still no option for Layers (Layers), but it seems that in version 2.0 of the program it will come. You can check the roadmap here. They also made an online manual available (in English). For now, it is available for Linux and Windows. On Linux, for now on the Arch / Manjaro AUR is available and for the Ubuntu base, in addition to Ubuntu itself, ZorinOS and Mint. The supported Ubuntu versions so far are: 18.04 / 18.10 / 19.04 / 19.10. On ZorinOS and Mint, follow the installation for Ubuntu 18.04 version. To install it on Ubuntu and derivatives, it is necessary to add a PPA, in which you simply open the terminal and type or copy and paste the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa: photoflare / photoflare-stable -y && sudo apt update && sudo apt install photoflare -y

That done, just wait for the installation to finish and look for it in your system's application menu.

Having any problem or suggestion, just access the project's GitHub and send it to them.

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