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I have many pictures but for instance put in ~/Dropbox/Photos and they are not detected by unity's photo lens.

I have even tried putting some of them in ~/Pictures but still no Pictures in the lens.

Additionally is there any possibility to change the directory with the Photos that the lens would read the photos from ?

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Edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs to include:




Or add in the Pictures folder, and run:


The photo scope may need some extra packages - so run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-photo unity-scope-shotwell unity-scope-flick

Unity-lens-photo is also available here, but it sounds like you have it installed anyway.

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I have just tried it and still no photos in the lens. Even restarted lightdm. – Patryk Dec 19 '13 at 23:00
This was mostly a guess, as I guessed it would search the setup pictures directory. Rebooting the entire computer might also help :-). Just found something as well. – Wilf Dec 19 '13 at 23:34

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