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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I export a group of photos from Shotwell to a folder?

I wish to select photos from the default event directories, and move them into a custom event directory like shown in this tutorial. Then I want to export the group of photos to a specific folder or ...
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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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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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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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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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link between photo and thumb in shotwell (v 12, db schema 15, ubuntu 12.04)

How do I find the corresponding thumb to a photo in shotwell, schema version 15? The thumb files seem to have hex numbering that doesn't seem to correspond to anything in the photo table as far as I ...
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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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Shotwell / Eye of Gnome image viewer - image edit JPEG quality

Introduction When you open an image with "Eye of Gnome image viewer" (EOG) you can edit this image by pressing the edit image button. (you might need to add the 'Edit image' button to the toolbar) It ...
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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?