The PC has become an increasingly useful tool in the field of photography. In fact, these days it's hard to find a professional photographer who doesn't use a computer in some way, either to download digital camera images or to scan in images taken using traditional film-based cameras.
Ubuntu includes several photo manipulation and cataloging tools. Chief among these is a professional-level image-editing program called GIMP (for GNU Image Manipulation Program). This chapter introduces this jewel in the crown of Linux software, but first discusses how to use the F-Spot photo manager software to import and manage your image collection.
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