The new photo lens in Ubuntu's 12.10 dash does not work for me. It simple shows nothing. All other lenses work like a charm. I have not switched off any sources in 'Privacy Settings'.

Yes, I have photos in my photo folder. No, I haven't installed Shotwell.


Seems that the Photo-Lens only works with Shotwell.

  • please elaborate here, others users may benefit from your findings. include workarounds, suggested solutions etc., thanks. – Eliran Malka Oct 22 '12 at 22:19

What I have found is that you have to import in shotwell and then after this log out and then back in again and the photos are there.


The photos lens works with Photo imported in Shotwell and photos from Flickr, Facebook and Picasa online accounts (see System Settings -> Online Accounts).

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