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

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shotwell restore missing files

I am using shotwell 0.23.1. I have a large library of photos which took me a day to import into shotwell. After launching it again next day I forgot to mount my network share before hand. Shotwell ...
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Shotwell stopped working after upgrading Ubuntu (14.04 to 15.10)

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 and when I tried to open Shotwell, I only got the following message (Shotwell main window not even starts): Your photo library is not compatible with ...
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How to organize/sort images by EXIF image data

I have recovered images from a lost partition and I need to sort them or put them into a folder by the creating date of the EXIF data of each image I have installed digiKam and also shotwell but have ...
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Why are my photos not being saved in Shotwell?

After cropping a picture in Shotwell, and rotating it, the original photograph has not been altered and is still the same. However when I go to the Shotwell "Library" they are shown as being cropped/...
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Migrating iphoto library to Ubuntu

What's the best way to migrate an iPhoto library to linux So I have approx. 80,000 photos on an external Mac OSX journaled HDD that have been used with iphoto 6 (yes its old!), I now need to migrate ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Shotwell tags - difference between 'Keywords' and 'Subject'

When I add tags to a photo via Shotwell and then look at all of the exif data with exiftool I see that the Shotwell tags are stored under two different exif tag names - 'Keywords' and 'Subject'. I'm ...
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Get good wallpaper transition effects?

I was just wondering if there is any way to configure the transition effects used when changing wallpaper in wallpaper slideshow. When I created a slideshow using Shotwell, there were no slideshow ...
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Modify tags for multiple photos

I need to modify tags in multiple photos. It seems I have to do it manually one by one. I tried selecting more than one, but then the modify tag options doesn't work. Is there a way around this? Am I ...
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shotwell: move files on import, instead of copy?

When importing, Shotwell gives you a choice between "Import in place" and "Copy photos". What I would like to do instead is to move the photos on import, instead of copying them. Is this possible? ...
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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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Can I trick Shotwell into recognizing my SD card if it doesn't automatically?

Well, since Ubuntu 15.10 my Shotwell doesn't recognize SD cards anymore, and I reported a bug for that. I know I can Import from folder... but that doesn't quite offer the same functionality. Is ...
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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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GIMP Installed But Not Listed In Available Programs

I recently installed Wily and the GIMP along with it. When I tried to associate it with the JPEG "external editor" in Shotwell, it wasn't available in the list. Using "Open With" on a JPEG from ...
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Sorting Images in Ubuntu Directories by Tag/Keyword

I've looked up various jpg metadata editing tools like exiftool but none of what I found is a solution to what I want to do. I have a single directory of 2000+ wallpapers that in Windows file explorer ...
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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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How to keep your photos in sync with Flickr?

I have a ~/photos directory where I keep all my photos. I'd like it to be automatically sync'd to flickr (with their recent generous expansion...) -- all pictures in this directory automatically ...
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Shotwell Viewer can't open files without file ending

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. When I try to open an image without file extension (e.g .png) using Shotwell Viewer, it shows the error: "Shotwell does not support the file format of /...
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Shotwell Desktop Slideshow Transitions

Is there a way to add some transition to shotwell's desktop slideshow? Preferably just a smooth fade between the pictures. They just "cut in" one after the other.
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Convert png to pdf without using convert

I'm trying to convert, from the command line, .png files of screenshots created by scrot to pdf files. I can successfully do this within shotwell, but I'd like to do it from the command line. ...
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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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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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PNG images are viewed by Firefox

General problem start with seting default application for viewing png files as a Shotwell. If your default image viewer is Shotwell Viewer, your PNG files will be opened with Mozilla Firefox. Why is ...
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What is Shotwell doing in background permanently

My mate is a new ubuntu user, primarily as alternative to not need to upgrade to windows 10. He uses his machine mainly for archiving and reworking of hundreds of photos as he is a hobby photographer. ...
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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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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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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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Require duplicates to be imported in Shotwell

I have some drawings that I have imported and tagged by date. Now I want to take some of them that I have organized on my disk and put give them a new tag. Shotwell thinks they are duplicates and won'...
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I need to import pictures twice in Shotwell

Hell, I am importing photo's in Shotwell folder by folder, adding tags and tittles. All went well but suddenly after selecting a folder using the import in file, there is a box asking if I want to ...
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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?
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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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Shotwell problem with moving files

I am trying to consolidate all my photos under one Shotwell directory. Some of my photos were copied into that folder and some where not when I imported them (some were imported in place and that is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shotwell reboots Ubuntu 13.10

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 on a brand new hard disk. My computer restarts after a few minutes I open Shotwell, which every time is importing my large Pictures library (150GB). I do have ...
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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 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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How to reset Shotwell to its original state

Is there a way to give shotwell a factory reset without deleting any of the original photos. I made a big mess of importing the wrong library followed by the right library and now have 30,000 photos ...
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Way to make Shotwell use ffmpegthumbnailer instead of Totem for thumbnails?

Totem never works right in my experience. My latest problem is that totem will not display some video Thumbnails. I fixed the problem by installing ffmpegthumbnailer and using this to generate ...
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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 ...