Installing Fotowall from source Kubuntu 9.10graphics
Fotowall is a graphics application for creating simple mixes from multiple images with text manipulation and easy image transformation and compiling. More information on the fotowall site or at KDE-apps.org.
Update: note Fotowall is now available at getdeb.net as a .deb package.
Compiling fotowall from source on Ubuntu
Here’s what I needed to do to get it compiled (from a basic Kubuntu 9.10, although some of the installs may not be required as I tend to strip out build apps and things I don’t need):
- sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev, in order to get uic-qt4 so that qmake would work; this installed about 20MB of dependencies
- sudo apt-get install g++, in order to complete the make; this installed another c.20MB of dependencies
Download, extract and compile
Once that’s done download the tarball, then
- tar xzvf ./fotowall-version.tar.gz
- cd fotowall-version
Well it worked for me your mileage might vary.
Alternative image editing applications?
If you’re looking for an alternative then you could do a lot worse than check out my 10 online image editiing applications post. One of the apps I reviewed was Picnik which hits a similar market area to Fotowall, is accessed entirely through your browser and is even offers a few more features.