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

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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)?
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Is Face Recognition coming to Shotwell?

Are there plans for Shotwell to have face recognition and to categorize photos according to faces?
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Error when trying to get movies off my Camera

How do I retrieve movies and audio files from my Canon PowerShot S5 IS camera? Shotwell only sees the pictures. Mounting the camera via "Places > Canon Digital Camera" and then clicking twice on the ...
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Import videos from Panasonic TZ 7

Does anyone knows a good software which will allow me to import the video I took from my digital camera Panasonic TZ7? Shotwell imports photos perfectly from this device. However I couldn't find any ...
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What's keeping Shotwell from replacing EOG?

I have noticed that Shotwell has a pretty capable image viewer but EOG is still used for opening image files, which means Ubuntu's default install has two apps for the same purpose. I wonder why ...
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How do I make Shotwell regenerate all the thumbnails?

For some unknown reason all thumbnails are lost in my Shotwell, instead all icons are grey. The images themselves are all okay and I can open them all in Shotwell. There are only empty folders in ...
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How do I delete events in shotwell?

I want to use shotwell to manage my photos (along with other power apps like F-Spot and Digicam), for various reasons, but I have one issue. I can't figure out how to delete events. Is this possible ...
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How to change Shotwell keyboard shortcuts?

I want to edit quickly lots of pictures in Shotwell. It already has some shortcuts, like ] for Rotate. However, I work on a Qwertz keyboard, where ] is typed as AltGr + 9, which means I have to hit ...
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How to setup Shotwell for multi-user access?

Typical use case: A family notebook with multiple user accounts. How do I setup Shotwell so all users have access to the same photo directory and each is able to import photos?
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Why was F-Spot replaced with Shotwell in Ubuntu 10.10?

What are the advantages of using Shotwell? What are the disadvantages?