iPhoto Alternatives for Linux

    iPhoto is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is XnView MP. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try digiKam or Shotwell. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iPhoto and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to iPhoto are gThumb (Free, Open Source), Geeqie Image Viewer (Free, Open Source), Corel AfterShot Pro (Paid) and F-Spot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2020

    1. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
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    2. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.
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    3. Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto.
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    4. gThumb is an image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop. Features Image Viewer * View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM. * View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
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    5. Geeqie is a lightweight Gtk+ based image viewer for Unix like operating systems. It was forked from GQview.
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    6. Corel AfterShot Pro is fast, flexible digital photography workflow software that combines powerful photo management, advanced non-destructive editing and complete RAW processing.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Personal photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment. F-Spot is based on MONO

      Discontinued

      The most recent version of F-Spot is 0.8.2, released December 19, 2010.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Galapix is an image viewer that allows you to directly zoom into large collection of tens of thousand of images from tiny thumbnails down to the images original size fluently with very short load times and no loss of interactivity.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.1, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from Github.

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    7. imgSeek is a collection of free open source projects for searching a collection of images using visual similarity. The image you are looking for can be expressed either as a rough painted sketch or as another image you supply.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.5, released in March 2006, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    8. GPicSync automatically inserts location in your photos metadata so they can also be used with any 'geocode aware' application like Picasa/Google Earth, Flickr, loc.alize.us, etc. Features: - Automatically geocode your photos (in the EXIF header).
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