Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.

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Managing Events in Shotwell

Running Shotwell 0.20.2. Shotwell recognizes events based on the date of the photo. I have three cases where this leads to problem: Multiple events on the same day. A family outing in the morning, ...
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Shotwell, how to preview a single picture on Mass Storage Camera?

I am making my photos using braketing with different exposure and shutter times. So before importing them, it would be nice to be able to zoom in on those photos and compare which of the version is ...
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Shotwell not displaying key images for events?

I have recently imported my shotwell photo library to a new installation of 15.10 'standard' ubuntu. All seems ok except that it is not displaying the key event images. Even if I set a new key event ...
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Error interpreting JPEG image file (Not a JPEG file: starts with 0x00 0x00)

Hi i have moved jpg images from a SD card to a flash drive for back up and now not one pic will open, only displaying the above title message. I have looked online and tried gimp, shotwell and image ...
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How can I modify/delete folders in Shotwell's sidebar?

Shotwell has a "Folders" section in the sidebar (in addition to Events and Tags), and for me it contains multiple subdirectories, but one of these subdirectories is empty. How can I delete it? More ...
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Hot to stop Shotwell wallpaper slideshow

I used shotwell to create a wallpaper slideshow. Since then I am experiencing a massive memory leakage of gnome-shell and I want to turn it off again. How can I do that?
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Rotate images from terminal

I have a directory with a lots of image but they are in wrong orientation. I want to rotate the images to correct orientation (mostly ±90o). Using image (shotwell photo) viewer I can rotate ...
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Cannot see pictures on Trascend SD

I m quite new to Ubuntu/Unix systems and I am facing some problems while trying to read files from my sd card. Basically the sd card is detected and mounted but I cannot see thumbnails or the content ...
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Changing Shotwell's grid

In Shotwell when straighten option appears a grid. It has 4 x 4 blocks. But I want to change it to 6 x 6. How to achieve this?
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Ubuntu crash when using ubuntu native application on 14.04

First of all, my apologies if my question has already had answer. The problem is I don't know what keyword to search. My laptop is a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And since yesterday I ...
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Saving Downloaded MP3s to an iPhone5c Through Banshee on Ubuntu 14.10

I download MP3s, import them to the Banshee library, connect my iPhone 5c (iOS 8.1.2), and drag and drop the music to my phone. The music syncs and it appears to be in my phone's library when viewed ...
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How to add new external editor to Shotwell

In shotwell, it is possible to set external editors that can be used to edit pictures. One can choose from a list of installed programs like e.g. Gimp and ImageMaverick on my system. However, I would ...
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Printing from shotwell slow

When opening a an image in shotwell, if I tell it to print, it take s a very ling time (3-4 minutes sometimes) before the printer will actually receive and print the image. Open the same image using ...
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How can I stop Shotwell creating duplicate files? [duplicate]

I'm using Shotwell to re-group my large photo collection; version 0.20.2. There are a number of Canon .crw files. If I use the 'camera' developer, every time I rum shotwell it creates hundreds of ...
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How do I hide Shotwell's bottom toolbar?

Anyone know a hack that hides Shotwell's bottom toolbar? Here's a screenshot.
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I lost my original photo when i cropped using shotwell

I did a crop on the original photo. The cropping picture has replaced the original photo. Now I lost my original photo. Is there any chance of recovering my original photo? Note : revert to ...
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Shotwell : how to browse external library without external drive plugged-in

My laptop hard drive is running out of space so I decided to put my entire photo library (33000+ pictures, 160 Gb) on a dedicated external hard drive. The process went smoothly ... until I found out ...
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How to import shotwell settings from other Ubuntu installation [duplicate]

I have recently reinstalled my computer and in my old installation I had Shotwell installed with lots of photos tagged, and sorted in events, etc. Now I have installed shotwell but after import all ...
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Update software in the software center (Shotwell and Digikam)

I'm trying to use the software center to get updated packages. I would like to like to update some beloved packages to the latest stable version: Shotwell (0.20.1) and Digikam (4.4.0). I recently ...
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Importing Nikon D3200 pictures to shotwell will not take DSC_NNNN where NNNN > 1000

When we have over 1000 pictures taken on our Nikon camera and try to import them as soon as we get to picture 1000 the file naming convention goes back to 1. For shotwell this isn't a problem because ...
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Shotwell crop-dialog has disappeared

A while ago, I moved the crop-dialog (where you can edit what dimensions you want the crop to be), probably almost out of my screen. Now, whenever I press the crop-button, the dialog is nowhere to be ...
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Lost photos in Shotwell after upgrade

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04 LTS from the previous 12.04. Unfortunately for me, I can't seem to find all my photos including documents that I had with the new version. I remember when ...
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How to force Shotwell re-read metadata from images?

I have some odd behavior of Shotwell: some of my ratings of a recent event photos have disappeared from the Shotwell's database. Most of the photos that I had rated two stars are listed as not rated ...
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Does shotwell have no function to save a low quality version of a JPG?

It often happens that I have to scale down screenshots in quality for forums. If it does not: Is there a better software I could use?
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How does Shotwell detect duplicates?

Couldn't find any answers to this with google. When importing the same folder of pictures twice, Shotwell will skip duplicate photos. But how does it detect duplicates? If I import two different ...
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Problem while updating shotwell

The last update of Shotwell is causing me troubles while updating my system. I tried with sudo apt-get install -f and I got this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Shotwell cannot mount device Error 53

I would report this as a bug, but I'm in my 50s and reading the bug reporting requirements would make me a bug specialist and take me about a week to insure I was reporting it properly. I'm an end ...
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Shotwell won't start after restoring my home folder

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 but had issues that meant I decided to return to 12.04. I did a full reinstall formatting the drive and then used back-in-time to restore the home folders (last ...
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An independently browseable database of large thumbnails?

I've googled about this for a while but to no avail. I have a huge amount of photos stored in several media and backed up in a cloud. Shotwell generates pretty large thumbnails which are quite good ...
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adding a simpel “save” button to the shotwell image viewer?

Can someone tell me if i can add a simpel save button to the shotwell image editor? its more than pointless to have it on the viewer, but not on the editor? I know strg+s or simpy close and click ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't move files from phone storage to computer

I have a HTC One m8, and when I plug it in it shows up in Files as "Android Phone". It shows my internal storage automatically, and at the top it says "Contains digital photos Shotwell". But the issue ...
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Installing few packages removed shotwell

While trying to install these packages: elementry-desktop, xubuntu-desktop & synaptic my shotwell got removed. Why? Will there be any conflict if I try to install shotwell again? Please help, I ...
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Can Shotwell publish RAW CR2 photos?

Can Shotwell be configured to publish the CR2 file to Google instead of the JPEG? I was extremely disappointed to discover that all the time I spend publishing photos was wasted because it used the ...
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What does Shotwell do when I move photos inside the photo directory

I have enabled 'Watch library directory for new files' and imported many photos with the settings <Lib>/<year>/<month>/<day>/<..>. I have since decided to move to ...
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How to remove duplicate imported photos in Shotwell

I've noticed that Shotwell has imported many images twice (e.g. from my camera SD card). Apparently the duplicate detection is buggy once a photo is imported, tagged and then re-imported. I have ...
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How to launch Shotwell when a camera gets plugged in?

Ubuntu 14.04 (fresh install). About This Computer -> Removable Media -> Select how media should be handled Photos => Shotwell When I plug in a digital camera (Canon PowerShot SX20 IS), a ...
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Why are ImageMagick and Shotwell both pre-installed?

Their jobs are pretty much the same right? I want to uninstall useless programs. But I fear I may lose important things. I have GIMP and Inkscape installed though.
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How to add cropping preset in Shotwell

Would it be possible to add a preset to the cropping proportions list in Shotwell viewer? If so, how?
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Is it possible to print multiple (and different) photos from Shotwell?

I know how to print multiple instances of the same photo, but I need to print 4 different pictures on one sheet. Does this functionality exist? Thanks a lot! G.
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Can shotwell display gps location data for example using Google maps?

I am in the process of migrating from many years of using iPhoto to Shotwell (the main reason being that I fed up with the vedor-lockin of Apple even though iPhoto itself is a good tool). I realize ...
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Alternative to Shotwell

I have a Nikon camera and a Doro phone. On my windows 7 pc I am able to download photos from both using Piccassa with no problems. On my Linux laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 I can download photos from ...
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Using Grive to backup Links to large folder

I have a folder that contains 2 Gig of photos for Shotwell that I want to backup using Grive. I created a Link to the folder and moved the link to the Google Drive folder. When I run Sync Now, it ...
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Ubuntu seems to mount flash drives and SD Cards, but they will not open in Nautilus

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, and have had essentially no issues with it thus far. However, whenever I plug in a USB flash drive or an SD card, it seems to open in Shotwell. First I went to the ...
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It shows 'No pictures/videos' in my Shotwell

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a lot of pictures on my system, but after I open the main Shotwell window, it doesn't show any picture at all! I've attached a screenshot of the window.
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How can I select all untagged photos in Shotwell?

I would like to be able, to select all untagged and tagged photos in Shotwell separately, so that I may tag and re-tag them. How can I do this?
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Problem exporting from shotwell (imagenes with same name on differents dates)

I have about 1100 pics on shotwell. I need to export all. so I select all, and export them to a folder. The problem is that differents images have the same name and because it was on differents ...
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Want to have e-mail contact for Shotwell [closed]

I found some defects in Shotwell. How do I inform the developers of Shotwell?
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Shotwell crashes in Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

Shotwell is crashing any time I alt-tab out of it and refusing to restart. It will open fine on initial boot, but as soon as I alt-tab away it closes and won't repoen. I've already imported my ...
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Editing mt2s files

I'm trying to find alternative program(s) for importing/editing/converting video files from my Sony camcorder. Type of files is - mt2s. Camcorder came with a program called Sony Picture Browser (PMB), ...
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Publishing to web from Shotwell in XFCE

There are similar questions on this site but none of them answers mine. I have Xubuntu 13.10 with Shotwell installed from Ubuntu repository. I also installed "gnome online accounts" and "signon" but ...