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Well I'm not a photographer and I'm kind of noob at editing photos. xD

I need something basic and free. Like I'll crop, resize, maybe use paint brush. Also I need blur tool so that I can blur native 'text/photo' from a screenshot. :) A couple of basic filer (for a few photos that needed to be posted in Social Media) Though it is not mandatory.

Using Ubuntu 12.04

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marked as duplicate by karel, Florian Diesch, mikewhatever, Braiam, Jorge Castro Apr 18 '14 at 21:47

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GIMP is a powerful tool for editing photos, much like Adobe photoshop. – eccstartup Jul 28 '13 at 10:51
I suggest shutter, combine with screenshot and simple image editing function. – diabloneo Apr 18 '14 at 16:12

Check out PINTA

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Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Features include:

  • Adjustments (Auto level, Black and White, Sepia, …)
  • Effects (Motion blur, Glow, Warp, …)
  • Multiple layers
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Drawing tools (Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, …)
  • Cropping, Cutting and Selection tools

It's available in the Software Center by clicking Pinta Install comixcursors-lefthanded

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I tried Pinta before I posted here, searched the site of course! :) But thanks for the post. :) As it seems pinta can't blur sections. – Fahim Jul 28 '13 at 21:18

By all means try Gimp but if you want a simpler option, take a look at Fotoxx. You can blur sections, fix red eye, cut & crop, resize and quite a bit more. Nowhere near as versatile as Gimp, but much easier to use. It's in the Package Manager.

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Downloading Fotoxx now. Will let you know. – Fahim Jul 28 '13 at 21:20
Tried Fotoxx. Good app :) Its easy too. But I can't find the 'blur sections', I can blur the whole photo like this. how do I blur selected blur section, or is there any plug-ins like Blur brush? – Fahim Jul 28 '13 at 21:33

Download and try gimp from the Software Center, a full featured image editor which can do as little or as much as you want.

While a little difficult to use if you are new to it, it does what you want and has so many plug-ins it rivals Photoshop.

To install click Gimp Install comixcursors-lefthanded

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@Mitch Thanks for the edit. Even converting the English spelling of Centre to the American version, center ;) – SimplySimon Jul 28 '13 at 11:12
You're Welcome. We are all hear to help and learn from each other. – Mitch Jul 28 '13 at 11:17
Well I've tried Gimp before. to be honest I like Gimp. But it is kind of for advance users. I don't usually need photo editing in my line of work. But when I need, a simple editor with 'less' options will be my saviour. Thanks for the concern! :) If I can't find something simple, then I'll head back to Gimp, I think. – Fahim Jul 28 '13 at 21:23
In that case try Shotwell. Not good for resizing, but you can enhance and do other things with it. – SimplySimon Jul 28 '13 at 21:49

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