Image handling in Ubuntu is very straightforward. At least one program is able to do just about anything that you are likely to need. Whether you want to create images from scratch, draw diagrams, organise your images, edit your photos, Ubuntu has software to meet your needs.
As usual, what you use depends on what you want to do. Simple image or photo viewing can be done within Nautilus, the GNOME file browser. To create images from scratch, you would use one of the vector graphics programs, most likely the GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program).
For just about any kind of diagrams you need to create, you can use Dia, a tool created specifically for diagrams like flowcharts, electronic schematics, etc. Organising your images can be done within Nautilus (with the basic image viewer) or with GQView. The GIMP is also the best tool available for editing your photographs as well.
On the following pages, you can find helpful guides on how to use each of the programs that ship with Ubuntu:
- Image organisation with Nautilus
- Viewing images or photos with Eye of Gnome
- Creating and editing photos and images in the GIMP
In addition, three other packages are available for installation (not yet implemented):
- Organising your photos with GQView
- Diagramming with Dia
- Vector graphics with Inkscape