There is a new application available for Sparkers: Pinta

What is Pinta?

Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, Windows, and *BSD.
Pinta is a Gtk# clone of Paint.Net 3.0

Installation (Sparky 6 & 7):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install pinta


License: MIT



There is a new application available for Sparkers: Enve

What is Enve?

Flexible, user expandable 2D animation software for Linux and Windows. You can use enve to create vector animations, raster animations, and even use sound and video files. Enve was created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

Installation (Sparky 5 & 6 amd64):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install enve


License: GNU GPL-3.0



There is a new application available for Sparkers: Filmulator

What is Filmulator?

Filmulator is a raw photo editing application with library management focusing on: simplicity over flexibility, ease of learning and streamlined workflow.

Filmulator accepts raw files from cameras and simulates the development of film as if exposed to the same light as the camera’s sensor. This brings about several benefits:
– Large bright regions become darker, compressing the output dynamic range.
– Small bright regions make their surroundings darker, enhancing local contrast.
– In bright regions, saturation is enhanced, helping retain color in bright skies, brighter skin tones, and sunsets.
– In extremely saturated regions, the brightness is attenuated, helping retain detail e.g. in flowers.

What is Filmulator-GUI?

A Qt Quick GUI adaptation of Filmulator – a film emulator with all of the positives and none of the negatives.

The program’s design ideology is to have the best tool for any job, and only that one tool. The tradeoff here is a slight decrease in flexibility, but gaining a greatly simplified and streamlined user interface.


sudo apt update
sudo apt install filmulator-gui

or via APTus -> Graphics-> Filmulator icon.


Copyright ©2014 Omer Mano and Carlo Vaccari
License: GNU General Public License v3.0



There is a new application available for Sparkers: LazPaint

What is LazPaint?

Free cross-platform image editor, like PaintBrush or Paint.Net, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Uses BGRABitmap library. Can read layered files (lzp, ora, pdn, oXo), multi-images (gif, ico, tiff), flat files (bmp, jpeg, pcx, png, tga, xpm, xwd), vectorial (svg), 3D (obj). Has drawing tools, phong shading, curve adjustments, filters and render some textures.
LazPaint was started to demonstrate the capabilities of the graphic library BGRABitmap. It provides advanced drawing functions in Lazarus development environment. Both provided a source of inspiration for the other and finally LazPaint became real image editor. Thanks to the help of Lazarus community, the program has been compiled on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Installation (Sparky stable & testing amd64 & i386):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install lazpaint

or via APTus-> Graphics-> LazPaint icon.


Copyright (C) circular
License: GNU GPL v3


Gscreenshot 2.x


Gscreenshot is a small and nice, Python based tool which lets you make a desktop screenshot.
The tool has been originally created by Matej Horvath and discontinued in 2006.
I debianized the tool last year, providing version 1.3.1 to a few Sparky spins.

Nate Levesque brought the Gscreenshot back to life, upgrading it and releasing new versions of 2.x line.

Last weekend, after a few improvements by Nate, I debianized the package and the version 2.3.x is available in Sparky repository now.

GitHub repos of Gscreenshot runs by Nate:





New application landed in Sparky repo: XnViewMP 0.71 – free photo editor, manager and viewer.

XnViewMP is the enhanced version to XnView. It is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. XnViewMP is provided as FREEWARE (NO Adware, NO Spyware) for private or educational use (including non-profit organizations).

It’s available via Synaptic, APTus, APTus-Extra and apt-get.