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I'm learning how to use F-Spot photo manager. When I click on an image thumbnail in the main browse box, (to highlight it), and then I click the "Edit Image" ...
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    can't edit photos in F-Spot


    I'm learning how to use F-Spot photo manager.

    When I click on an image thumbnail in the main browse box, (to highlight it), and then I click the "Edit Image" button at the top, - it doesn't display the image in the edit box. It displays a default grey picture frame (place holder).

    Any ideas?

    Also, are there better Gnome photo editors? I want something simple.

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    It's not particularly simple, but have you tried Gimp?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Not sure what's up with F-spot, but there is also Picasa (for Linux) if you are into Google apps/products:

    Picasa 3 for Linux: Free download from Google
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    With Gimp I can do some of what I want to do, but it takes me too long because I haven't yet sat down and learned the application.

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    I'm sure Picasa could do what I want to do and more, but I'm not into Google apps.

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    I want to quickly open a picture and resize, crop, adjust contrast, brightness, etc.

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    There are some other photo managers that you can consider listed here:

    Photo Managers | Linux App Finder

    The only two that I've tried are Digikam and F-spot, which both worked well for me.
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    someone in another forum turned me on to an application called gThumb. Its easy and has a simple, clean interface. Its nice for basic editing and also for browsing your photos.

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    The reason I couldn't edit the photos was the directory had been renamed or moved (can't remember exactly what I did.) Anyway the concept was that the thumbnails were still there in F-Spot, but the filepaths had changed so the program couldn't call them up.

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