F-Spot is a free software for managing photos, which was developed for the GNOME desktop. The program is released under the GNU GPL license.
F-Spot combines a simple interface with advanced techniques such as marking the images using keywords or the display of EXIF and XMP information.
The program supports standard image file formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, DNG, and various vendor-specific RAW formats (CR2, PEF, ORF, SRF, CRW, MRW and RAF). Furthermore, GIF, SVG and PPM are supported. RAW files can not currently be edited with F-Spot.
With the help of gPhoto photographs can be imported directly from your digital camera.
Basic functions of photo editing like cropping and rotating images are available as well as advanced functions, such as red eye removal. Color balance is also supported, even brightness and white balance, hue and saturation and contrast adjustment. Also burning photo CDs is possible.
Photos that are in the F- Spot library can be uploaded to a number of photo sites on the Internet. The best known representative here is Flickr, but also the Gallery Project and Google's Picasa Web Albums are supported.
F-Spot was written in the C # programming language and using the Mono framework. Ettore Perazzoli began with the programming of F-Spot, now heads Larry Ewing the project.