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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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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Duplicate events in Shotwell

I've imported an existing collection of photographs into Shotwell, and it organizes them into different events by date in the UI, and stores them by Year/Month in the filesystem. This is great, just ...
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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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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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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 crashing on 14.10 [closed]

Ok, So I have a System76 Gazelle that I upgraded to 14.10. Everything works fine, except Shotwell. Shotwell, opens, lets me browse, however when I choose to publish pictures it gets crashy. I select ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where does shotwell store its config files?

Does anybody have an idea where does Shotwell store its config files? The problem is: I made a new installation of 12.10, and decided to use a new hdd for the home directory. I moved all pictures ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to stop shotwell from scanning entire disk on startup?

Every time I run shotwell 0.15 (Ubuntu 13.10), it starts scanning my entire hard drive (according to ~/.cache/shotwell/shotwell.log) and displays "Updating Library." Is there a way to prevent this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shotwell not writing metadata tags to images

I've checked the box in preference to save metadata to images, but it's not saving tags or titles to the jpg files. Anyone else having this problem?
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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 ...