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 (meaning I'm missing something) or is it not a part of the feature set?


This feature has been requested on the Shotwell mailing list:

First and foremost, I think there definitely should be a way to "delete" events, or assign photos to "no event". Importing a folder of ~1000 "miscellaneous" photos collected over a year creates about 30-50 events, which is a bit ridiculous; it defeats the purpose of events matching actual events and not "days", so I'd really like a way to unassign photos from events to get a better bird-eye's view of the "important" pictures among the mess.

This has been ticketed: http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/2665

This feature has not yet been added, but could be in the future.


This is not an ideal solution but you can delete data and thumbs folders in /home/[local]/.shotwell folder for a fresh start. I second the need for a native edit of events in shotwell.

  • Yeah, well deleting everything isn't really a good way to go, but it could work in extreme situations. – RolandiXor Dec 28 '11 at 23:39

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