Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Install "Foto" image and album Manager app in elementary os luna

"Foto" is a new elementary style image and album viewer app. It is very light weight when compared to  shotwell - the default image and album viewer app of elementary. As you know, I'm using a daily build of elementary os and I had upgraded it. But before completing the upgrade, I computer got switched off and the update failed. Then I found that one of the dependency of shotwell is causing the issue and I'm not able to run the update or install any other packages.

I ran sudo apt-get update -f to fix the issue but it didn't work. So finally I decided to remove it. I ran

sudo apt-get remove shotwell

sudo apt-get autoremove

sudo apt-get clean


commands and ran the update again. Thus shotwell has removed completely from my computer.

So now I do not have a photo viewer app in my os. I had to use firefox or midori for this purpose. But they are browsers, right?

I had already heard about foto app from Camilo Higuita rodriguez  in elementary os community in google plus.

I installed the foto app in my elementary os and it is really light weight and follows elementary os principle than the default app shotwell. It's a real alternative to shotwell and I think it should replace shotwell and be made the default photo app for elementary.

You can install "foto image and album viewer elementary app" by following the  below commands.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:erasmo-marin/foto-daily-builds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install foto





Here are some of the screenshots of the foto app:




Links:

Foto app in lauchpad: https://launchpad.net/foto

Courtesy : https://plus.google.com/104908072417273204416/posts/W1eXTvUz3yT

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