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 October 31st, 2014
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- A world map and several larger-scale continental maps are provided in a separate package: fotoxx-maps. These maps show locations of photos having geotags. Clicking a map location shows a gallery of thumbnail images that can be selected in turn for viewing full size or editing. A user may add more maps, and these will work the same way.
- Gallery thumbnail popup: expanded speed and functionality for zooming thumbnails and comparing images side by side.
- Gallery scrolling is smoother and easier to control with the mouse: scrolls faster as mouse is dragged closer to top or bottom of window.
- Sync Gallery can now have a KB shortcut (default 'S' for new installs).
Application descriptionFotoxx is an open source graphical application that allows users to manipulate images in several ways. It comes with a...