XnRetro allows you to create stunning images with vintage or instant effect on your Linux Desktop. Allows you to easily apply various vintage effects, frames and other things to your images. The app also allows you to customize effects by changing various settings: brightness, contrast, noise, rotate images, and so on.
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There are many similar applications allowing you to edit your photos, but XnRetro is one of the most easy to use compared to Instagram: you simply choose the image and the effect you want to apply (if you want, you can use several at once) and immediately see the preview. You can save the image or send it to sites like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa...
- 20 color effects
- 15 light effects such as bokeh, leak
- 28 frame borders
- Adjustement like contrast, gamma, saturation, ...
- Save or share the result
Setup latest version into Linux Mint:
Need to download the archive from the official website and extract in a convenient place.
Or you can use a single command, which will download and extract the program to your home directory.
cd /tmp && wget -c http://download.xnview.com/XnRetro-linux.tgz && cd && tar xvzf /tmp/XnRetro-linux.tgz
Run the program using the file xnretro.sh
To install XnRetro in your Launcher menu, change the pathname of xnview's folder in XnRetro.desktop (Exec & Icon) and move it to /usr/share/applications
Open a terminal in the program folder and run the command
sudo cp XnRetro.desktop /usr/share/applications
Now check the icon in your menu