Features at a glance
The application features brightness and contrast functionality, allowing users to change bright and dark image areas independently, the ability to reduce haze and intensify colors, as well as HDR support, so you can merge underexposed and overexposed images, while improving detail in both bright and dark areas.
It can also create panorama images, allowing users to stitch multiple images together, as well as the usual crop, rotate, flip, resize, red-eye removal, sharpen fuzzy edges, reduce noise in low-light photos, stretch, and distort functionality.
Another interesting feature is the ability to use 24 bits per color in internal edit calculations. It removes color castes, reduces sharpen and blur, expands or flattens brightness distribution, fixes brightness uniformity issues, and removes dark spots on scanned slides.
Supports viewing of RAW camera images
The program supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color. Users can also use the application to make calibrated color adjustments, repair dark or hot pixels in photos, removes chromatic aberration, edit individual pixels, convert between different color profiles, convert colors images to black & white, add watermark text to images, as well as to fix straighten curves, perspective or any other special effects.
Create photos with a greater focus depth
Besides the HDR (High-Dynamic-Range) functionality, Fotoxx can create photos with a greater focus depth by combining close and far focus images, a function called HDF. Other functions include the ability to reduce the color depth of a photo, to convert images to drawings, add embossing effects, create tiles of any size, create Roy Lichtenstein effects, simulate paintings, convert photos to cartoon-like drawings or mosaic.
All in all, Fotoxx is a great photo editor for the enthusiast photographer. It can be used to do so many tasks that it may become overwhelming at some point. But it does a very good job!
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on December 1st, 2014
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- Tools > Magnify Image: New function - analogous to viewing a printed image through a magnifying glass that can be moved freely over the image.
- Tools > User Settings: When stepping through image files with the prev/next button or KB arrow keys, there is a new option to show only the last edited
- version (or the original file if never edited).
- Retouch Combo: The slider to emphasize darker...brighter pixels for color adjustments was made more effective.
Application descriptionFotoxx is an open source graphical application that allows users to manipulate images in several ways. It comes with a...