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Note: I work for the Yorba Foundation and am the lead developer of Shotwell. The following are my own opinions and observations. When Ubuntu first approached us about making Shotwell the default photo manager, we suggested to them that Shotwell not replace EoG as the individual photo viewer. At the time Shotwell's photo viewer lacked many significant ...


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We do have plans to add face recognition and a Faces (or People) view to Shotwell: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1702 There's been some movement on a patch from community contributors, but there's still plenty of work to do. UPDATE: Adventuresome Shotwell users unafraid to run development code should read my answer to How can I compile Shotwell to be able ...


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I'm the founder of Yorba, makers of Shotwell. Thanks for your question. Shotwell 0.7 writes metadata (such as tags and titles) to photos when you export them. The metadata is written in EXIF, IPTC and/or XMP format (depending on which of these were present in the photo to begin with). Most other photo programs can read these formats, so if you export ...


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The specification for this decision is here: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-maverick-shotwell Here is a video clip where we discussed Shotwell (and other apps) at the Ubuntu Developer Summit: http://ubuntudevelopers.blip.tv/file/2876109/


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If you're using the "Camera" developer, Shotwell extracts the embedded JPEG from the RAW file and places it beside the file. This JPEG is then used to display the RAW photo. There has been some traction on changing this behavior to display the embedded JPEG without extracting it. See this ticket for more info: http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/4261


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dalloliogm is partially right, but it's not like we never considered it. First, if you have multiple users who want to use Shotwell on their own photo libraries, and they have their own accounts on the machine, then everybody can log in to their own account and have their own database and their own picture library. That's true for Shotwell out-of-the-box. ...


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We've had other complaints about the rotate key shortcuts. They  will be changed back to Ctrl+R and Shift+Ctrl+R in Shotwell 0.8.


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I do not know how to change shortcuts in Shotwell directly but you can use a Gnome feature to do that : "Edit Menu Shortcut Key" Activate this feature Run gconf-editor and go to /desktop/gnome/interface/ Check the 'can_change_accels' option no need to restart anything, just close gconf-editor Change menu shortcuts in your apps Start your application : ...


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Unfortunately Shotwell does seem to keep the tags in its own database rather than embed them as exif,IPTC or XMP in the pictures, you can check by using exiftool, exiftool can be installed by installing the package libimage-exiftool-perl , available in the repositories. See some examples here; http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ use the ...


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This shell script will regenerate your 128 thumbs so you'll see at least something in viewer. sqlite3 .shotwell/data/photo.db \ "select id||' '||filename from PhotoTable order by timestamp desc" | while read id filename; do tf=$(printf .shotwell/thumbs/thumbs128/thumb%016x.jpg $id); test -e "$tf" || { echo -n "Generating thumb for ...


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The problem is that Shotwell will only copy the photos if they are located outside your XDG Pictures directory (usually ~/Pictures). If they are located inside your Pictures directory, Shotwell does not copy or reorganize them. (It's a tough call, but there are a lot of people out there who absolutely, positively do NOT want us to move their photos because ...


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Shotwell's database can be corrupted due to kernel panics and loss of power. With Shotwell 0.10 or above, the database is automatically backed up every time the program exits; in the worst case, you'd end up losing any work since you started the program. Unfortunately, older versions of Shotwell don't have this feature and it's unlikely that you can ...


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Cyrex -- Shotwell uses height x width as is standard for photo sizes, as fluteflute mentioned. Currently, Shotwell limits the crop ratio to a series of pre-defined sizes for printing. However, in the upcoming Shotwell 0.10 we've decided to remove that limitation. In the meantime, you can always right click on the photo and select Open With External ...


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An easy way for Shotwell to regenerate thumbnails (this is a workaround): Go to your Photos page. Edit -> Select All Ctrl+R (rotate) When finished rotating, Ctrl+Z (undo). This will force Shotwell to regenerate all photos and honor any transformations it has stored for them. As phq mentioned, there is an outstanding bug to fix this so you won't need ...


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The Faces feature was #ifdef'd out of the source until Yorba could add a little more functionality to Shotwell to make it truly useful -- see http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/3934 and http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/1702. However, as we continued developing other features for Shotwell, the Faces code broke, so there's no way to build Shotwell with Faces ...


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Select one or more photos and/or videos From the Photos menu, select adjust date/time Note that if you have metadata writing on, Shotwell will write the change to photo file formats that it can support. (Video files and RAW images will NOT be affected.) Also since you didn't say which version of Shotwell you're using, I should point out that adjusting ...


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You have to do two things to achieve your four goals. First, don't use Shotwell to import new photos. Import them with Nautilus to wherever you want to keep the pictures. Second, change a setting in Shotwell. Edit/Preferences/Library(tab)/Import photos to: and select 'Other', then navigate to where you store your photos. This should be a drive that ...


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Shotwell 0.12.3 and earlier -> ~/.shotwell Shotwell 0.13.0 or later -> ~/.local/share/shotwell Shotwell's FAQ page has much more detail and a better explanation of how to migrate to a new hard drive.


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Have you tried Desktop Flickr Organizer? It is available in the Software Centre or "upload photos to Flickr" package? I don't use Flickr and have not tested them myself..so give us feedback whether either of them works. OK, now comes the hacky solution. Haven't tested that either :) Firstly you could look into flickrfs. As I understand it enables to ...


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Not yet. Shotwell can organize your photos into folders by time only, like the first link you have. To achieve what you want you need to use the Hierarchical Tags feature in Shotwell. This isn't exactly what you want though, so the short answer is no. Have a look in Preferences/Library/Importing/Pattern: and click (Help) for a list of exactly the time-based ...


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I finally found the problem. When I batch renamed the files, I didn't preserve the file extensions (like .jpg). The image viewer handled them fine, and they showed up in Nautilus as JPEG type, but the missing '.jpg' on the end was the problem. Shotwell is great, this was just user error. Do I get a bronze 'Idiot' badge now?


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Shotwell's digital camera support comes from GPhoto. A list of supported cameras is here: http://www.gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/support.php Since your camera isn't on the list, it may not be supported; though since there's a couple similar model numbers mentioned I'd still think it ought to work. You might try asking on the GPhoto mailing list if there's ...


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Shotwell 0.8 will include basic video support: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/855. You can import video from a camera and organize it in your library (tags, events) just like a photo. No editing however, and if you double-click, it will launch a movie player. We hope one day to host the player inside Shotwell itself: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/2820 If ...


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Shotwell 0.8 will support video, including importing them off cameras: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/855 We're considering adding audio support in a future release: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/2920


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This is actually an issue with gphoto2, the library Shotwell relies on to work with digital cameras. I've reported this bug here. Our own ticket for this problem is here: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1903 There's a number of ways to solve this problem. One question I have for you is, are all the photos you want to import stored in a single directory on ...


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You are correct about RAW files being unprocessed shots. In fact, they're so unprocessed that the files are not even JPEG files. Thus RAWs are typically converted to JPEG. For this, you would typically use a RAW Editor. A RAW editor usually does things like handle tint, exposure, things like that, which can be best tweaked before it converts to JPEG. ...


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Don't remove .shotwell/thumbs! According to this bug in launchpad, thumbnails are only generated on import, request for fixing this can be found here. Thumbnails are only generated at import. If the thumbnails are removed from disk they are not regenerated.


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Since you're using Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) there's no official package for the latest version of Shotwell, which is 0.9. But there's a PPA which contains the packages required to get the latest version of Shotwell here: https://launchpad.net/~flexiondotorg/+archive/shotwell This way you can import your photos from F-Spot and get all the other latest ...


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There is a PPA on launchpad which the maintainer supports for new shotwell releases for both Lucid and Maverick. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/shotwell sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install shotwell As you can see - it does involve upgrading to the latest ...



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