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Old 03-21-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
ylikone
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Simple photo editor with redeye reduction?


Does anybody know of a *SIMPLE* photo editor program for Linux with the only features as red-eye reduction, resize, crop, brightness/contrast control. I need something like this for my parents but can't seem to find it. I know you can do red-eye reduction in Gimp, but it is a multi-step process and not newbie friendly. If this software does not exist in the Linux world, somebody should make it.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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Re: Simple photo editor with redeye reduction?

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Originally posted by ylikone
If this software does not exist in the Linux world, somebody should make it.
LOL.. may i quote you here? i like the part somebody.

yes, gimp is the easiest solution. you can try your luck with Image Magick. You will find the basic image edition tools. maybe you can get rid of the redeye.

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Old 03-21-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Well, I find it strange that you find it funny that I suggested for somebody to make it. I would make it myself if I knew enough C and developing under Linux, but alas I do not and do not have the time to learn. But I'm sure somebody out there can or does. Without making suggestions of what people need in software, nobody will ever make it.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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Does anybody know of a *SIMPLE* photo editor program
I guess by simple, you mean clicky click type of stuff where you don't have to know what you're doing. The Gimp does remove the redeye very nicely and even down to the pixel. If you set aside some time, it can be learned. I saw a couple of articles from googling which helped to explain how to do this.

Also, in linux if somebody wants a feature bad enough, that somebody is welcome to go ahead and make it. Maybe even learn programming along the way.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:22 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ylikone
Well, I find it strange that you find it funny that I suggested for somebody to make it. I would make it myself if I knew enough C and developing under Linux, but alas I do not and do not have the time to learn. But I'm sure somebody out there can or does. Without making suggestions of what people need in software, nobody will ever make it.
hi there,

mate, please don't take it bad. i understood what you meant. we just have different point of views.
i respect yours. good!! you have no knowledge and no time to make by yourself. i understand.
hope you can find the app that you are looking.

regards

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:32 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Without making suggestions of what people need in software, nobody will ever make it.
this is partly true, but primarily in the propietary software world (which is almost totally market-driven)... in the free software world most software is (at least initially) written when a developer scratches an itch... linux is a perfect example... linus torvalds had his own itch to scratch and he went ahead and wrote linux and put the code out there with a free license ... the rest is history...

you said it yourself:
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I would make it myself if I knew enough C and developing under Linux
anyways, to get back on topic:
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I know you can do red-eye reduction in Gimp, but it is a multi-step process and not newbie friendly.
one thing you could try is the scripting functionality built into gimp... i've never done it (as i've never had a need for it), but i would imagine that you could script whatever multi-step process so that it can be done by your parents with a couple mouse clicks... it might be something to look into while we wait and see if someone knows of a nice linux app that does what you want while not being as complex as gimp...

honestly, i would also be interested in something simpler than gimp... i remember when i used to use windows years ago i had an app called paint shop pro which was way simpler than photoshop but was enough for most of what i had to do... with gimp i'm also in a similar situation, i never use most of it's functionality... gimp is very powerful, i've probably used less than 1% of what it can do... of course i'm not a professional graphic designer, i just need to edit some graphics and stuff every once in a while for web pages or stuff i print...
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:40 PM   #7
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Re: Simple photo editor with redeye reduction?

Quote:
Originally posted by ylikone
I need something like this for my parents but can't seem to find it. I know you can do red-eye reduction in Gimp, but it is a multi-step process and not newbie friendly.
Don't sell your parents short. They might have more patience than
you realize. They raised you, didn't they?
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If this software does not exist in the Linux world, somebody should make it. I would make it myself if I knew enough C and developing under Linux, but alas I do not and do not have the time to learn.
I don't know C from D from E :} Maybe you could get the project
started, just as Linus did with Linux. Without help from others,the
Linux kernel wouldn't be where it is today. Perhaps you can get
your "instant red-eye remover" started and posted. Then, if there
is a market for it, someone will come alongside you and help - or
take it over.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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Solution

I know this is a bit of an old thread, but I found it when I was looking for an answer to the same question, and now that I found the answer I thought I would share it here.

The program ShowFoto (part of digikam) has a very nice redeye reduction feature built in. You just open the image with ShowFoto, and select the area with the redeye, and then click on Fix/Red Eye Reduction. It is as simple as that!

The version I found for Ubuntu is 0.3.1 so it is definately in the early stages of development. Still, I find this to be an excellent tool to fill this very key (to me) need. Now I don't have to hook up the old windows box and copy photos over to it (and then back) whenever I take pictures. One thing I did notice is it defaults to less than 100% image quality, so the file size gets smaller when you edit and save. I just go in and change this in the preferences, and I also always keep a copy of the unchanged original just in case I need it down the road.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:53 AM   #9
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Other than red-eye reduction, I've found gthumb to have excellent image editing tools. The "crop" tool for example is the easiest one I've ever seen to use. It also makes fantastic black and white images (not just grayscale, but black and white).

This is with version 2.7.7, that is - I don't know about previous versions.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:08 PM   #10
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There are many small image editing apps for Linux. Gview will allow some minor color editing.

http://kde-apps.org/
http://www.linux.org/apps/
http://www.linuxpackages.net/
http://www.freebsdsoftware.org/graphics/
 
Old 08-19-2006, 12:24 PM   #11
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gimp will work, but my favorite is picasa
 
Old 08-19-2006, 11:16 PM   #12
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http://picasa.google.com/linux/ let me know if that works for you
 
  


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