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

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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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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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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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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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Thumbnails in shotwell are all gray

For some unknown reason all thumbnails are lost in my shotwell, instead all icons are grey. The images themselves are all OK and I can open them all in shotwell. How do I make shotwell regenerate all ...
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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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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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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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Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the event a photo is assigned to?

I have found here on AU and elsewhere that Shotwell can import files and organise them into folders/subfolders by date (yyyymm, yyyy/mm/dd, and so on). Can I import files, assign them to events, and ...
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How do I use my own folder structure with Shotwell?

I want to organize my photos as follows: my own folder structure, not date-based not in ~/Pictures automatically detect new photos in my folder structure (including in subfolders) do not create ...
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Tagging photographs

I am trying to organize my photographs with tags. The last time I have been doing this was about three years ago, so I have a lot of pictures to organize. All of the photographs should have correct ...
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Shotwell, grouping photos by folder possible?

Shotwell lists photos based on when they were taken. While this is fine for single-day "trips" (ie Saturday at the park) it is awefull for photos taken in a lengthy trips (ie My month in Italy) as ...
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How can I restore a corrupted Shotwell db?

While I was importing photos from a SD card in Shotwell, my laptop has crashed (shutdown because of over-heating). Now, I can no longer launch Shotwell: $ shotwell ** ...
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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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Can Shotwell create a folder structure based on the date the photos were taken?

All my photos are quite disorganized and I found this option in the settings dialogue to import pictures and create new folders using this pattern: ...
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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 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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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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Shotwell with Dropbox

I import all my photos with Shotwell into a folder within my Dropbox so all the photos are available to other devices. However, most importing is done on Linux laptop and while photos are available ...
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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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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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How to troubleshoot photo import failure with Shotwell?

I can't get Shotwell to import my photos. They are all normal JPEG files from digital cameras, about ten thousand in total. How to I continue troubleshooting this, and get all my photos back into ...
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How to change the recorded date of a video?

I have 4 videos on my laptop which I took last year in April. But in Shotwell it shows me that it was taken in 23.04.1945. How to change this recorded date of the video?
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How do I rename photos based on their shotwell titles?

I recently gave ~200 photos numerical titles in Shotwell which describe their sequences--001, 002, etc. But I'd like for this sequence to be the same in the filenames, too, so that when I open the ...
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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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How to patch libgphoto2 for preview pictures in Shotwell while importing? [closed]

Under some circumstances, Shotwell shows no photo thumbnails while importing. I was trying to download some pictures from my camera (Canon EOS 400D) with Shotwell and the program didn't show any ...
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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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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 add frames to images (in shotwell)?

I will be a photographer at an event and part of the deal is we offer on the spot editing, which includes cropping and photo adjustments. The organizer insists we offer adding frames to the pictures. ...
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How can I export my Shotwell gallery?

So I really like Shotwell and I've been using it for about half a year now. The only problem, there is no export function, and I grouped all my events and named them. Is there any script or plugin ...
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How do I upgrade to the latest version of Shotwell?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and am trying to upgrade Shotwell to the latest version (0.11.1). I've been trying to follow the instructions on the Shotwell installation page for building from source but ...
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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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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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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 0.12 shared library error [closed]

i installed shotwell 0.12 like so via its official ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install shotwell and when i tried to run it via dash it didn't start. i ...
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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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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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Argus Camera DC-1512E will not transfer photos

I can't transfer photos from this camera. It will not show up a drive. Shotwell does not acknowledge it's existence. lsusb reports the camera as "Primax Elecrtonics". Help?
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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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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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Xubuntu upload photos to Facebook or Picasa via shotwell

I was able to upload easily when I was using unity or gnome shell environment.. But after switching to full xubuntu 12.10.. The options are missing and I can't add them... Anyone know why?
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How do I migrate shotwell tags to clean installation?

I have Shotwell installed in 11.10. When 12.04 comes out I will do a clean install as usual but I would like to not have to redo all those tags. Is that possible and if so how?
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Shotwell uses the correct date in events but the wrong one in the Pictures folder

I am currently using Shotwell 0.9.3 as my main photo organizer and I noticed that there is some sort of error when I import photos (usually from an SD card). What I do is I choose File » Import ...
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How do I export Shotwell photos ordered by date/time they were shot?

I make an album with pictures from several friends' cameras. Let's imagine that the EXIF exposure date and time are correct in all files. Filenames, however, are not aligned (e.g. my camera starts at ...
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How to enable a startpage in Shotwell?

How do I enable a startpage in shotwell. I don't like my photos to be shown when opening shotwell. I want it so show an image previously selected, and It should only shows my photos after clicking ...
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Way to hide the side-pane in Shotwell Photo Manager?

The side-pane in Shotwell takes up a lot of space. And it will only let users drag it bigger, not smaller. But ultimately, since I only interact with the side-pane once and a while, it would be ...
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Shotwell: Videos have wrong date

I'm new to Shotwell and imported my pictures. Some of the videos (apparently those I've shot with my smartphone) are now in a event dated to 1904, Jan 1st. I tried to edit the date, but the menu item ...
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Pink overlay on all RAW files

I am having trouble with viewing RAW files of the type CR2 taken with my Canon EOS 6D camera. The images show up in normal colors first, then after ~1 second gets a pink overlay added. This happens ...
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Shotwell can't export to Picasa — 401 unauthorized

Publishing to Picasa results in the following error https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo returned HTTP status code 401 unauthorized My "online accounts" in the "system settings" return ...