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

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Shotwell 0.32.0 can't drag and drop, can't import from laptop folders

I am a newbie to Linux - about two years, but no coder. I have had all the usual problems getting photos from an Iphone to Linux, so finally put everything on Google photos and then downloaded them to ...
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Is there a way to prevent Shotwell from scanning a connected phone for photos?

I use Shotwell for photo management on Ubuntu regularly and also tend to plug in my phone to charge off my laptop. Every time I do this, Shotwell attempts to scan the phone. Sometimes it does this ...
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Shotwell 0.32.2 (snap) not importing HEIC files in fresh install of Ubuntu 23.10

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu 23.10 which is using kernel 6.5.0 I installed the Shotwell snap via App Center. When importing HEIC files it fails. The log doesn't give any reason for the failure. ...
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What is the difference between my two Shotwell options? [duplicate]

I'm setting up a new laptop, there are two options for Shotwell. One has the tagline "Organize your photos" and is installed. The other is tagged "Digital photo organizer". "...
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How to sync photos from google photo to shotwell

I have a lot of pictures on google photo and I want to sync them to shotwell for more convenient. Is there anyway to do that? And sorry for the bad English
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Shotwell imports photos to correct date folders but some wind up in No Event

In a fresh installation of shotwell 0.30.14, I specify that imported photo files should be placed in a YYYY/MM/DD directory structure. When I import files, I always have them copied to the structure. ...
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Shotwell imports some but not all my iPhone photos

Little old lady here who may be asking a dim question but please bear with me! I am on Ubuntu 22.04.1 and update whenever suggested I use Shotwell 0.30.14 – “Celle” for my photos My iPhone is an 8 ...
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Removing Ubuntu from a previous install, leaving the data

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is installed as dual-boot with Windows 11 onto a 1 TB SSD. An internally-attached 8TB hard drive contains a 6TB partition with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed, which has my Shotwell ...
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How to disable Nautilus option "Picture CD"

Since recent update Nautilus randomly started rendering additional bar whenever I go into hard drives other then the drive with Ubuntu. The bar is showing option to do 'Picture CD', that is to do ...
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Fail to import pictures usinfg shotwell

Error text I have used shotwell before importing pictures from olympus tg-5 and it has worked fine up until today when it give the me error as described in the picture. Any idea why?
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Shotwell imports videos into the wrong folder 1970/01/01

I'm using Shotwell 0.30.10. I've imported some videos and Shotwell copied them to the wrong place. Instead of putting them in the folder path for the correct date, it put them in /library_path/1970/01/...
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Shotwell player for videos, how to configure this?

I am using Shotwell 0.30.14 "Calle" on Ubuntu 20.04. I have images and videos in my collection. Double-clicking a video is supposed to play it, but it simply doesn't, it just does nothing. ...
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Sorting and using File creation dates

I have a number of photos from different cameras and want to sort them in the sequence that they were taken ie Creation date and time. I only get Modified as an option. Also, I edit my photos using ...
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Desktop wallpaper goes black while setting a wallpaper slide show

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.Sometimes when I set a wallpaper slideshow using Shotwell the screen goes totally black and even if that isn't the case the wallpapers do not change on the time they were ...
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Shotwell: Shortcut for moving between events?

I'm browsing through a year's worth of photos in Shotwell. The photos are automatically sorted into events by date (which I like). Whenever I open an event, I can highlight a photo and use the arrow ...
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What is "Software" field in image file properties?

When we right click on a jpg, a modal "Properties" form pops up. One of the tabs is named "Image". On this tab, for most of my jpgs I see the following property names: Image Type, ...
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Photo source file missing or Bogus header data for .bmp images

I am generating an image dataset through a simulator and the files are generated in .bmp format. The simulator is running on Windows and I need to then use the images on Ubuntu 20.04. I will need to ...
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How can I mirror Shotwell library in the directories?

I noticed that when I import pictures in Shotwell, they all get copied to ~/Pictures but this copy is not synced with deletions or edits I make to the pictures in the library. Also the folder ...
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Pictures and documents on Iphone no longer showing up

My Iphone shows up as an empty folder. It has worked in the past, but now I can't seen to find a way to get to my photo's anymore. Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Iphone 8 - version 14.4 Does anyone know where to ...
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Problem downloading image from camera to Shotwell

The error message is: The camera is locked by another application It occurs for both of my Canon cameras 7D and G12, so nothing to do with them. It occurs since my upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 If I cancel ...
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Why is Facebook not showing in Shotwell photo manager?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and have been organising my photographs with Shotwell photo manager. A lot of websites say I should be able to publish/share my photos on Facebook through Shotwell but when I ...
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Shotwell, Android, thumbnails, and "IMG_filename.jpg"

I'm trying to view the JPG photos on my Pixel 3a (running Android 11) with Shotwell (version .30.10) on an Ubuntu laptop (version 20.04.1). The phone mounts, but some images show no thumbnails, just ...
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Did Shotwell move my images on first launch after upgrade to ubuntu 20.4.1? If so, how do I reverse this?

Ubuntu, Shotwell Users and Devs, Quick Summary: Using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release, Desktop, with default Gnome (not a special release, generic kernel, iso from ubuntu download page). Then added ...
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Cannot create Shotwell slideshow after deleting previous slideshow

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I created a Shotwell slideshow and then decided I wanted to add more pictures. I couldn't figure out how to edit the slide show so I deleted the images and xml file from the ...
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Importing corrupted photos in Shotwell on MSI Modern 14 (Ubuntu 19.10, 20.04)

When I use a SanDisk micro SD (64 gb exFat formatted), every import in Shotwell is fine. But, when I switch to a SanDisk 32 gb SD card, every photo that I try to import is corrupted (parts of the ...
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Images are too dark and saturated in Image Viewer

Colors are coming up too dark and saturated in Image Viewer and in Whatsdesk, but look good in Shotwell, in browsers and other applications. Here is the same image shown in Image Viewer and Shotwell ...
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Any app that displays pictures and videos?

I would like an app that shows the pictures and videos. I use Shotwell (and I've tried a few, like Nomacs and others), but they do not play the videos. For example, if I click a picture, Shotwell ...
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shotwell migrate 0.12.3 to 0.28.4

I'm replacing an old computer that has Shotwell 0.12.3 with a new one that has 0.28.4. Can I simply copy .shotwell from the old to .local/share/shotwell, as well as the actual picture directory, of ...
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How do I just get the image, and get rid of the black columns on right and left in Shotwell?

Is there a way of cropping the image in the center and getting rid of the black columns that shotwell shows on the screen?
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Shotwell can't access camera

When I plug in my Cannon 50D camera with a USB cable into my laptop (running Ubuntu 19.10) and Shotwell pops up. But when I click on the 'Cannon Digital Camera' entry on the left sidebar an error ...
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Shotwell doesn't display dates

After update to Ubuntu 19.10 shotwell doesn't display days in dates. I tried to purge and reinstall it and deleting .local/share/shotwell folder but it didn't help:
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How to print multiple copies of an image on a single page - gui

I am looking for a GUI way to select one image file and print it multiple times on a single sheet of paper. This is basic functionality in other OS's, but my best shot for doing this in Ubuntu so far ...
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I can' t open settings or login as anyother user except admin

I cannot open my system settings or a few native applications like videos, shotwell, rhythmbox. Whenever I try opening any of these my system reboots or logsout I'm not sure which because the ...
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I'd like to disable Shotwell

I need help with either disabling or removing Shotwell on Ubuntu 18.04. I tried to load picturess from my camera and they were intercepted by Shotwell. I'd like to have them go to my designated ...
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Shotwell doesn't show folder in home directory when importing

In the Import from Folder option window, the folder where my photos are located is not displayed when I navigate to the home directory. I tried to drag the folder to the Shotwell but it says: 1 non-...
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installation - Can't install Shotwell on Ubuntu 19.04, dconf-tools is missing

When I use sudo apt-get install shotwell, I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that ...
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How to install Shotwell Unstable from Flathub?

https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell/BuildingAndInstalling I'm sure there's documentation somewhere, but I have no idea how to install the unstable version. Is there a step-by-step guide?
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How to Install Shotwell with Face Detection in Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS

I'm transitioning from Google Photos and I really liked Shotwell's features. However, face detection/recognition is very important to me because of how I manage my photos. I viewed this blog post that ...
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Shotwell slideshow without the need of copying all photos

The program shotwell copies all photos to its own directory to create a slideshow. I have a folder with 10GB of pictures, and to make this 20GB just to make a slideshow is not a very solid idea. Is ...
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How to view EXTREMELY large images?

I have a 1.8GB TIF image that I'm trying to open on my machine with Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I have 8GB of RAM and 2GB of swap space. However, I can't open the image on the stock Gnome Image Viewer (says "...
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Change default application external device

Shotwell opens when I insert a camera card. I want it to open Nautilus. How do you do that? Right clicking on the device in Nautilus does not give an "open with" option.
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How can I set default the background slideshow settings?

I set up a slideshow with Shotwell. Then I wanna change the time interval between two images but there is no setting in Shotwell about that. So I create a new one. The problem started here. The last ...
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ubuntu 18.04 issues with gopro

Under 16.04 I could download my gopro via shotwell after upgrading libgphoto. When I moved on to 18.04 everything worked fine for a while but not anymore. I have upgraded libgphoto once again but it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 installed on 4 computers, shotwell doesn't work right on one of them

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed on 4 computers, identical installation on each of them. But on one of them when I try to display a photo using Shotwell, by clicking on a file name in a nautilus window, ...
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Setting up OpenCV to use with Shotwell

I'm wanting to try the beta/unstable version 0.29.3 of Shotwell that contains the feature facial recognition. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/06/new-shotwell-update-face-detection But I don't have ...
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How re-import photos in Shotwell

After using shotwell I made many many changes not only in my photo directories but also in file names etc. on my harddisk giving me a not usable library in Shotwell. I would like to start from ...
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LG G4 USB PTP connection failure

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu MATE 18.04, and now my LG G4 (H815) won't upload photos to Shotwell over a USB connection. Up to and including Ubuntu MATE 17.10, I was able to upload using PTP mode, but ...
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Change the path of images in the Shotwell database

I moved my picture library to a different folder, how can I change the path in the Shotwell database?
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How to get the "Next Wallpaper" option after right click in Ubunutu 17.10?

I am using Ubuntu 17.10 and for wallpaper slideshow I am using Shotwell. But I want any script or any command by which I can add a “Next wallpaper” option after right click. Like in windows:
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Can't veiw files/photos from iPhone on 16.04. Unmounting doesn't help

I have an iPhone 5s running iOS 11.0.3. When I connect the phone to my computer running Ubuntu 16.04, I select "Trust" on the phone screen, and it automatically mounts in Ubuntu. When I open the ...
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