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

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Way to hide the side-pane in Shotwell Photo Manager?

The side-pane in Shotwell takes up a lot of space. And it will only let users drag it bigger, not smaller. But ultimately, since I only interact with the side-pane once and a while, it would be ...
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How to patch libgphoto2 for preview pictures in Shotwell while importing? [closed]

Under some circumstances, Shotwell shows no photo thumbnails while importing. I was trying to download some pictures from my camera (Canon EOS 400D) with Shotwell and the program didn't show any ...
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Unable to Import Digital Photos [closed]

I am unable to import digital photos in Ubuntu 12.04. When I plug in my camera (Canon EOS Rebel Tii) it is immediately recognized, but I am unable to download any photos. So far I have tried: ...
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how to not get stretched pics when viewing them with shotwell

i use shotwell to organize my picture. I use it also crop and modify them. Now that i have installed ubuntu 12.04 a crop picture is "stretched" so that it occupies the all screen. it used to keep ...
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Shotwell with Dropbox

I import all my photos with Shotwell into a folder within my Dropbox so all the photos are available to other devices. However, most importing is done on Linux laptop and while photos are available ...
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How do I rename a new album in shotwell?

I can't make or rename an album in Shotwell.Can anybody help me in renaming them?My ubuntu version is 11.10.
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Shotwell issues in 11.10

I had used Shotwell happily previously then updated to Natty last week. Despite Shotwell showing on the tool bar on screen, when clicked, nothing happened, and it ignored my SD card when loaded. I ...
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shotwell 0.12 shared library error [closed]

i installed shotwell 0.12 like so via its official ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install shotwell and when i tried to run it via dash it didn't start. i ...
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Shotwell Photos For Email

How do you compress photos in Shotwell prior to attaching them to an email. The average jpeg in Shotwell is over 1 mb far too big for emailing. The help file isn't any use.
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How can I export my Shotwell gallery?

So I really like Shotwell and I've been using it for about half a year now. The only problem, there is no export function, and I grouped all my events and named them. Is there any script or plugin ...
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How do I migrate shotwell tags to clean installation?

I have Shotwell installed in 11.10. When 12.04 comes out I will do a clean install as usual but I would like to not have to redo all those tags. Is that possible and if so how?
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Tagging photographs

I am trying to organize my photographs with tags. The last time I have been doing this was about three years ago, so I have a lot of pictures to organize. All of the photographs should have correct ...
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Shotwell, grouping photos by folder possible?

Shotwell lists photos based on when they were taken. While this is fine for single-day "trips" (ie Saturday at the park) it is awefull for photos taken in a lengthy trips (ie My month in Italy) as ...
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Is there an easy way to reorganize tags in shotwell?

I have a little over 800 photos with tags in shotwell. Recently, hierarchical tags have been added. Now I want to reorganize my tags, e.g. I want a "People" tag and subtags of "Mom", "Dad", etc. Is ...
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How to change the recorded date of a video?

I have 4 videos on my laptop which I took last year in April. But in Shotwell it shows me that it was taken in 23.04.1945. How to change this recorded date of the video?
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What will happen if I remove Shotwell?

If I install gThumb and make it my preferred image viewer, then what will happen if I remove Shotwell? I'm asking because, in Unity's dash, there is a huge Shotwell icon that says "view photos". So, ...
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What are these “_embedded.jpg” files that Shotwell created?

I have a bunch of these "_embedded.jpg" files alongside my other originals (RAW + JPEG). What are they and why were they created?
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Can I export all of my modified photos from Shotwell?

Shotwell does non-destructive photo editing (it keeps the original file untouched while keeping a log of actions to generate an edited photo in a database). However, I would like to easily backup all ...
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Shotwell uses the correct date in events but the wrong one in the Pictures folder

I am currently using Shotwell 0.9.3 as my main photo organizer and I noticed that there is some sort of error when I import photos (usually from an SD card). What I do is I choose File » Import ...
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Shotwell EXIF of generated JPEGs from RAW (NEF in this case)

I've noticed that after you double click on a raw image (NEF for me) in shotwell it produces a jpeg file. Before double clicking if I looked at View > Extended Information (EXIF) it showed correctly, ...
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How can I compile Shotwell to be able to use the faces feature?

It seems shotwell has the capability, you just have to compile it. I tried to configure with --define=ENABLE_FACES but the feature isn't showing up. I used playya git which included a recent fix for a ...
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How do I get Shotwell to stretch small pictures to fill the screen in fullscreen mode?

If I have an image in Shotwell that is smaller than my screen's resolution, I would like it to be stretched to fill the screen when I am viewing images in fullscreen mode, like it is in Eye of GNOME ...
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Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the event a photo is assigned to?

I have found here on AU and elsewhere that Shotwell can import files and organise them into folders/subfolders by date (yyyymm, yyyy/mm/dd, and so on). Can I import files, assign them to events, and ...
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What metadata does Shotwell not add to photos?

Shotwell stores the following information in its own database: tag, title, rating, event and photo transformation (have I missed anything?). It also has the option to "Write tags, titles, and other ...
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How do I rename photos based on their shotwell titles?

I recently gave ~200 photos numerical titles in Shotwell which describe their sequences--001, 002, etc. But I'd like for this sequence to be the same in the filenames, too, so that when I open the ...
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Syncing iPhone with Shotwell

Is it possible to have Shotwell automatically sync with my iPhone so I have my picture library on both?
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JPGs downloaded from Facebook unrecognizable to Shotwell

For some reason, Shotwell is unable to import or view jpg files downloaded from Facebook. (I doubt that Facebook has much to do with the issue - just mentioning my specifics here). I hit the download ...
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Data recovery after crashing with Seagate 320GB? [closed]

Just installed 11.10 last week and decided to transfer iTunes music (from Windows dual boot) to my Seagate 320GB. I left it in, restarted, clicked Ubuntu at the boot screen, and then it froze after a ...
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Argus Camera DC-1512E will not transfer photos

I can't transfer photos from this camera. It will not show up a drive. Shotwell does not acknowledge it's existence. lsusb reports the camera as "Primax Elecrtonics". Help?
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image viewer: mouse wheel to move back and forward

In the gnome image viewer (3.2.0), I would like to change these shortcuts for next/prev image to use the mousewheel. I would also like to change it in shotwell if possible. Current the mousewheel is ...
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Random photo order when selecting a tag

My Shotwell library is ordered by descending date. When I click on a tag in Shotwell, the photos appear in an apparently random order. If I see the sorting options, descending date is selected. I have ...
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How to troubleshoot photo import failure with Shotwell?

I can't get Shotwell to import my photos. They are all normal JPEG files from digital cameras, about ten thousand in total. How to I continue troubleshooting this, and get all my photos back into ...
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Black screen where once there was a login screen after installing Shotwell

I was on my 10.04 machine this evening when I decided to run an update. The packages were from the flexiondotorg ppa which is for backports of Shotwell. Shotwell had an update 2days ago so I was ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest version of Shotwell?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and am trying to upgrade Shotwell to the latest version (0.11.1). I've been trying to follow the instructions on the Shotwell installation page for building from source but ...
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How can I restore a corrupted Shotwell db?

While I was importing photos from a SD card in Shotwell, my laptop has crashed (shutdown because of over-heating). Now, I can no longer launch Shotwell: $ shotwell ** ...
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Shotwell & Nautilus not emailing pictures

When I want to email pictures, I open Shotwell and select the ones that I want. I right-click and use the "send to" to have them sent as an email, but nothing is sent. I have evolution set up with my ...
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Download picasa web photos without picasa

I am using Natty. I want to download or sync all of my picasa web photos on my disk. I know that using picasa I can do the same. But I do not want to use old (non - updated) version of picasa. (plus ...
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Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the date the photos were taken?

All my photos are quite disorganized and I found this option in the settings dialogue to import pictures and create new folders using this pattern: ...
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Photos not ordered when selecting events or tags

Shotwell rocks ! Congrats to Yorba and his team. I have a small issue with Shotwell 0.9.3. When selecting specific "Events" or "Tags" (in the left bar), the photo's appearing in the main window do ...
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How do I go “back” in Shotwell?

When I browse through a long list of events and then double-click an event to view its photos, how do I get back to where I was in the list of events so I can continue browsing? My usage pattern is ...
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Shotwell refusing to publish more than one photo at a time

I'm using Shotwell 0.9.2 on Ubuntu 11.04. If I select 5 photos, click Publish, and then Publish again I get a message saying: Uploading 1 of 5 However, once the progress bar gets to the end it ...
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publishing shotwell albums to Flickr / Picasa

I'd like to ask two questions relating to Shotwell if I may. Firstly: How do I alter the meta-data of the pics imported to Shotwell? I have some showing up as having been taken in 2095 and so on. ...
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Shotwell: Videos have wrong date

I'm new to Shotwell and imported my pictures. Some of the videos (apparently those I've shot with my smartphone) are now in a event dated to 1904, Jan 1st. I tried to edit the date, but the menu item ...
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How can I hide the simplistic photo editing buttons in Shotwell?

I never use these buttons: How can I make them go away?
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Why does Shotwell have the X & Y positions inverted when using crop

When i try to crop an image with shotwell and select custom Crop the X and Y are inverted. I think it should be like this: the first number is how long the image is (X) and the second how high it is ...
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How make Shotwell scan only specific folder?

Shotwell has an option "Watch library directory for new files". I have all photos in one folder with subdirectories. So I would like Shotwell to scan for new files only this specific folder. Instead ...
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How can I import photos with tags from f-spot to shotwell

I have about 5K Pictures with tags in F-Spot, So you can imagine the time I spent setting the tags.. And since f-spot will not be supported anymore by Ubuntu. As well as it has been replaced with ...
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'Photo editor' and 'RAW editor' in Shotwell

The preference menu in Shotwell allows the user to specify both an 'External photo editor' and an 'External RAW editor', but I'm confused as to why two external editors would be required. I'm not a ...
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Exclude folders from being scanned by shotwell

I have a phone (an HTC Hero) and when I plug it into my computer, Shotwell shows me my photos and some other files that are on some applications folders that I don't want to import. Everytime I ...
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Can I export Shotwell pictures database saving all the tags?

I've imported lots of pictures into Shotwell and spent some time setting tags. Are those tags locked-in in Shotwell or I can export them (and import again or use with other software)?