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gthumb 2.11.1

F-Spot is an almost complete photo management application but has a problem (according to many people): it uses MONO. An advantage over similar tools like gThumb is the option to upload to PicasaWeb or Flickr. For the stable version of gThumb (2.10) that is, because the latest development version of gThumb (2.11.x) has already gained PicasaWeb support (not Flickr support for now though)!

If you want to try the latest gThumb, don't worry about having to compile it from GIT because you can simply install it from the Web Upd8 PPA with just a few clicks / commands (and to think it took me nearly 3 hours to update the original debian config files). Unfortunately, only for Ubuntu Karmic and Lucid users.

Before installing, remember this is an unstable gThumb version, so expect to find bugs!

To install the latest gThumb 2.11.1 from WebUpd8 Launchpad PPA you have 2 choices

1. Add the PPA (but remember there are lots of experimental packages, so only do this if you want the GIT versions of VLC, etc.):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

and to install gThumb:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gthumb
or upgrade:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

2. Simply download the latest gThumb from Web Upd8 PPA:

Ubuntu Karmic


Ubuntu Lucid:


Note: you need to remove any previous gThumb versions before installing the above .deb packages:
sudo apt-get remove --purge gthumb gthumb-data

Once installed, you will find gThumb under Applications > Graphics.

To upload to PicasaWeb, you firstly have to enable the Picasa plugin which you will find under Edit > Extensions:

ghtumb 2.11.1

You can then start uploading your photos to PicasaWeb by selecting Files > Export To > Picasa Web Album:

gthumb picasaweb

Want to compile gThumb on your own? No problem, you will find exact instructions HERE.

Special thanks to Frederic Bezies for it's post on gThumb.