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    Friday, March 10, 2006

    F-Spot - open source answer to Picassa

    There is only a handful of applications which ensured that I continue using Windows. Picassa from Google (picture and video editing and management program) has definitely been one of them. Personally, I could never understand why they resist releasing a version of Picassa for Linux, but resist they do.

    However, Linux community responded, as usual, and equivalent tool emerged. It's name is F-Spot, and comes from: F-Spot can be used on a non-Linux platform as well - if you download a Mono-Live CD , which comes with all sorts of goodies, F-Spot included.

    The current version, 0.1.10, is actually quite good and stable. I haven't tested it fully yet, but it certainly
    y is usable. The only feature I'm missing is video clips management, but this is very early days for the project, and developer team is keen to hear of any "shopping lists". Versioning is good, editing less comprehensive than that of Picassa's, but on the whole the time of good by to Windows is nearer and nearer.

    Any QA person reading this - relax, I will maintain a system for course design applications, at least until we get to use some portable standard ;-)

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