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

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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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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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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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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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moving pictures

I downloaded pictures from my phone to computer. all the pictures are now on Shotwell photo manger how do I get them so I can see them from my home folder. I tried right clicking to move it into home ...
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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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Shotwell: Storing part of library on external HDD

I am trying to sort out my Ubuntu photo workflow, and I wondered if anyone could offer some advice. I store my photo library on an external HDD, which is on my desk at home. I would like to be able ...
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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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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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How can I enable publishing to Facebook using Online Accounts in Lubuntu Shotwell 0.13?

Since upgrade to Lubuntu 12.10, I can't publish photos to Facebook, as the system is now integrated with "Online Accounts", but these can't be configured. There's no relevant entry in the ...
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Problem exporting from shotwell (imagenes with same name on differents dates)

I have about 1100 pics on shotwell. I need to export all. so I select all, and export them to a folder. The problem is that differents images have the same name and because it was on differents ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It shows 'No pictures/videos' in my Shotwell

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and I have a lot of pictures on my system, but after I open the main Shotwell window, it doesn't show any picture at all! I've attached a screenshot of the window.
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Online accounts: Failed to get the “token” request: Can not resolve proxy hostname ()

I had my computer with Ubuntu 12.04 a few months without a network card and now it has a new and functional empathy I try to connect on Facebook or posting photos or import Shotwell right through my ...
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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 : 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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Make Shotwell list events by year instead of by month

While re-discovering Shotwell after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I started organizing my photo album for real. I quickly noted that I prefer a quite wide classification of events, so that one event ...
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How to transfer an iPhoto Library to a file based structure and how to manage them properly?

I need to export my old iPhoto Library to a file based structure similar to the format of shotwell. There are some possiblities: Just use the iPhoto Master folder Use Shotwell to import the photos ...
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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 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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Shotwell crop menu opens blank

When I open an image in Shotwell and click crop, the crop menu appears blank. I have attached a screenshot below. It seems like a bug. Is there a way to solve it and make menu appear correctly. The ...
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Cannot transfer digital photos from HP Photosmart Camera

I connected the camera via USB and it was promptly recognized by Ubuntu and Shotwell, however when attempting to import photos, Shotwell can only find a single photo among hundreds. When accessing the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shotwell - Move photos to new folder

I want to use Shotwell just to rate my pictures quickly and then edit the good ones later on in darktable. So i would like to move the good ones into a seperate folder. I know i could export them to ...
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downloading photos from 1phone 6

how do I download photos from my iphone 6 with ubuntu 14.4 using shotwell have not had a problem in the past thank you annette
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Shotwell, ignore thumbnails from other programs for import

I stored my pictures on a synology NAS and using the Photo station. The Photo station creates a couple of thumbnails for every picture and stores them in a subfolder named @eaDir. When importing ...