Fotoxx: A Simple but Great Photo Retouch Software

Okay, not all of us are professional photographers and we do keep capturing imperfect photographs every now and then. But when you have to share them with your friends, you may feel embarrassed if they make fun of you taking bad pics.

That’s the reason why software like Photoshop and GIMP are so popular. But here I have a software that is neither as bloated, nor as feature rich as the two former ones, but it just gets the job done and the job is of editing casual pics.

I am talking about Fotoxx, a great application for retouching pictures. Fotoxx to your pics is as Botox for skin (I make good jokes right?). Humor apart, a great application for undoing any wrong to a pic!

Currently Fotoxx is available only for Linux.


All regular photo editing features find their way here. Some of them are:-

  • White Balance tuning
  • Flatten Brightness
  • Color
  • TrimĀ (crop)
  • Resize
  • Rotate any angle
  • Flip horizontal/vertical
  • Tone Mapping
  • Reduce Red Eye
  • Blur
  • Annotations
  • Smart erase
  • Tagging
  • Sharpen
  • Noise Reduction
  • and many more…

The program also doubles up as a good collection manager. You can navigate a large image collection with a thumbnail browser; click on images to view or edit. Most image formats are accepted. It can also import camera RAW files and edit them with 16-bit color. After editing, you can save images as TIFF-8/16, PNG or JPEG with adjustable compression.

After the editing process, it can also burn images to a disk! Cool!

I decided to bring the software to a test.

I used this photograph for a test:-

My challenge was to reduce the red eye with one click. I tried that and Hola! Here’s the edited image!

This shows the power of the application. Definitely recommended for all home users. And as it is just a download of 3MB, it doesn’t hurt to keep it!

Download Fotoxx Home Page