Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

F-Spot ships with almost all modern distributions that use GNOME, so it’s pretty likely you won’t have to do anything to get it installed at all, just have a look under Applications > Graphics or similar. If not, install the f-spot package.

On opening the application for the first time, you’ll be asked to import some photos. I’ve got a collection of around 1400 snaps, so I chose to import the folder containing them into F-Spot.