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 Shotwell..

I wonder how can I import those pictures from F-Spot to shotwell ?


Shotwell can import F-Spot tags out of the box. Just choose the menu "import from F-Spot" (sorry, i don't know the english menu. It's the second menu-item).

It worked fine for me.


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  • I'm using ubuntu 10.04 which has "Shotwell 0.5.0" and it doesn't have "import from F-Spot" feature.. I'll upgrade to 10.10 and see what will happen.. thanks anyway – DeaDSouL Mar 25 '11 at 9:56
  • Oh, i forgott to mention: I'm using 10.10 with shotwell 0.7.2 – bdr529 Mar 25 '11 at 10:34

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:

This way you can import your photos from F-Spot and get all the other latest features and bugfixes.

PPA Usage Instructions:

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