No Easy Way to Crop Image in Ubuntu

Working with many screenshot capturing helps me know the fact that the only way to crop image on fresh Ubuntu 8.10 box is The GIMP.

By default, Ubuntu 8.10 comes with three image-related applications:

  • Eye of GNOME - as image viewer
  • F-Spot - as photo manager
  • The GIMP - as image editor

Interestingly, only GIMP has the ability to crop image.

Ubuntu Image Viewer

Eye of GNOME is yet another simple & stupid image viewer. It can only show any given image on screen. No rotate, no crop, nor any editing function.

F-Spot is photo manager but it also has photo viewer built-in. Same as EOG, F-Spot Photo Viewer is just a viewer. Ok, F-Spot sucks.

So the only way for you to crop any single image is "Open with GIMP Image Editor" and wait a few second before GIMP shows up. Press Shift+C, Enter, Ctrl+S and then Ctrl+Q.

There is the same story on Ubuntu Brainstorm. The best solution for this problem is adding image editing function to EOG. But it seems that no one care about it (yet).

So the pragmatic workaround is installing gThumb and Boom!

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I would like to share my experience with Kubuntu.

The KDE default screen capture application, KSnapshot, has an ability to capture part of the screen right in itself.

I think it can save a lot of time doing screen capturing stuffs by implementing this feature in the screen capture program.

@zybernav

Screenshot is just one thing. We need a system-wide crop function for pictures or photos as well.

Use case: receive a photo from friend and want to crop before sending to another friend.

"Eye of GNOME is yet another simple & stupid image viewer. It can only show any given image on screen. No rotate, no crop, nor any editing function."

This is not true, at least. EOG can rotate pictures 90 degree and flip pictures. But yes, you're right that it can't crop images.

I'm not so sure whether ImageMaGick is Ubuntu's standard package or not?

You may try to type "display" (of course, without double-quote) in Open with, or if you prefer command-line style, let's try "display filename.jpg", it offers all tasks that you require.

I'm not so sure whether ImageMaGick is Ubuntu's standard package or not?

You may try to type "display" (of course, without double-quote) in Open with, or if you prefer command-line style, let's try "display filename.jpg", it offers all tasks that you require.

I'm not so sure whether ImageMaGick is Ubuntu's standard package or not?

You may try to type "display" (of course, without double-quote) in Open with, or if you prefer command-line style, let's try "display filename.jpg", it offers all tasks that you require.

F-spot in ubuntu will edit and crop images. I ran into this problem as well. The problem is that in edit mode there is a left side panel that is closed! All you have to do is crab the little handle on the window (far left) and expand. Yes, I know a stupid bug.