General Editing

F-Spot allows you to make simple general edits, including straightening, cropping, and rotating your photos.

There are three ways to rotate a selected photo:

  1. Click the appropriate rotate button, to the right of the import button.

  2. Select the appropriate option from within the Edit menu.

  3. Use the bracket keys to rotate the photo.

To straighten a selected photo:

  1. From within the editing pane, select Straighten.

  2. Select a rotation, ranging from -45 to 45 degrees.

  3. Click Straighten.

To crop a selected photo:

  1. Click the Crop button in the Edit pane.

  2. Select a contraining aspect ratio, that is, a proportion of height to width to which the new photo must fit. Examples of contraining aspect ratios include 4x3, 4x6, and 5x7.

  3. Click and drag to select the desired area to keep. This box can be dragged around after being sized.

  4. When you have selected your area to crop to, click Crop.