Thursday, November 29, 2007

F-Spot... no need for Picasa on Linux

When switching over to run Ubuntu at home, I had a very short list of desktop applications I needed to use.
  • some multi-IM client (Pidgin is rad on both Windoze and Ubuntu)
  • some email client (Thunderbird, cross platform goodness)
  • some photo manager that could upload to Picasa
first 2 were no brainers, but the third...
So I installed Picasa for Linux but it I couldn't get it to upload to my Picasa Web account. Needless to say, I was disappointed. However, 2 sites were recommended for open source alternatives:
F-Spot was already installed on Ubuntu, so I fired it up, connected to my Picasa web account adn uploaded a test image to an existing gallery without a hitch.

It's nice when things just work!

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