Fotoxx for Windows
10 or 11
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Fotoxx can be installed on Windows 10 or 11.
"Windows Subsystem for Linux 2" or WSL2 must be installed first.
Fotoxx on Windows is marginally usable.
Image edit functions work about as fast as on native Linux.
Indexing images, searching images, and navigation are slow.
Here are a few numbers to illustrate:
Benchmark with 12461 image files
Linux ext4 Windows
Initial index and thumbnails
Startup time, no
Startup time, old files
Startup time, old + find new
Gallery display, 169
The following procedure is low risk, but no guarantees.
Install Fotoxx on Windows 10
or 11 (August 2021)
- The starting point is Windows 10 or 11
- Install WSL2: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-win10
- Start Menu > Choose the newly installed
It will install itself in a terminal
- In the Linux window, enter a username and
password as instructed.
(you can use your Windows username and PIN
to avoid confusion).
- In the Linux window, update to the latest
version of everything:
$ sudo apt update (assuming Ubuntu or other Debian-based Linux flavor)
$ sudo apt upgrade
- You can now install any Linux apps
$ sudo apt install nautilus
(the Nautilus GUI file manager will start)
- Install Fotoxx
From Windows, download the Fotoxx appimage
package from https://kornelix.net
In the Linux terminal:
- download file is
allow execution of the downloaded file: $ chmod 0750
the file: $ ./fotoxx-nn.n-appimage
- Read the first few pages of
the user guide before using Fotoxx (Help > User Guide).
Fotoxx is easy to use but unconventional: you really should
read the initial pages of this document, or you will get
confused and frustrated. Fotoxx has deep functionality. Do
not expect to master Fotoxx in a few minutes.