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

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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 to prevent Shotwell Photo Manager from launching when I connect my phone? [closed]

Shotwell Phone Manager launches whenever I connect my phone: I checked the Preferences, but there's nothing to to deactivate autolaunching: I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Gnome).
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Shotwell multiple libraries with multiple watch directories

I am trying to create and maintain multiple Shotwell libraries on the same machine (and same user account). It is easy enough to lanch/create a new library with: shotwell -d [new-library-directory] (...
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adding comments to photos in shotwell seems buggy

I use Shotwell (0.30.11, Ubuntu 21.04) to manage my photos. When I save a comment to a file, it displays binary comment immediately after saving. If I close and reopen Shotwell, comment is shown ...
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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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Shotwell - Some old Pictures with missing metadata Don't show up in Events in Shotwell

I have hundreds of old JPG pics in Shotwell. These pics were taken with some old digital cameras that did not put much metadata in the pic files. These pics don't show up in Shotwell in the Events/...
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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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Disabling shotwell duplicate detection [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. Afaik shotwell is the best option to view photos in recursive/multiple folders. I want to see them even if they are duplicated, but I don't know how to disable the duplicate ...
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Problem publishing with Shotwell

I had this problems while trying to publish photos using Shotwell: Problem with facebook account: It duplicates the pictures (about 100 duplicates for every picture) This error also consumes time (4 ...
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Shotwell refuses to run after upgrade to Zesty [closed]

I’ve been having trouble getting Shotwell 0.26.1 to run since upgrading to Zesty. Running from a terminal, I get the following error message: shotwell: error while loading shared libraries: libraw.so....
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Import images from camera like Shotwell

I really like the way Shotwell imports images (copy to YYYY/MM/DD folder structure), but I really don't like Shotwell as a program (endless lib scanning) and don't use it to manage my pictures. Is ...
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Can't replace, remove or change desktop slideshow

A while ago I created a desktop slideshow in Shotwell I think. I wanted to change the slideshow. The pictures in the slideshow are not featured in the appearances menu under system settings. the demo ...
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Shotwell fatal error

I'm looking for any help anyone might be able to offer on the following crash message in Shotwell: Shotwell A fatal error occurred when accessing Shotwell's library. Shotwell cannot continue. ...
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I uploaded photos to my computer, and deleted them off of my camera. Things got weird.

The photos I want are in Shotwells "missing photos." I can see their thumbnails there. I am running a photorec recovery job and after many hours, I still can't seem to find them (although still ...
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I want shotwell to open all .cr2 files in a folder and all its subfolders, what command line do I use?

Something like shotwell *.cr2 ./ That doesn't work, but basically I want to use shotwell to open all files that end with .cr2 and in the current directory (including subfolders) The context is that ...
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Any suggestion how to manage RAW photos on a Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm looking for a while for ideas to manage my original RAW (eg. *.NEF or *.cr2) photos on my Ubuntu Desktop. Right know I'm using Shotwell for the Import and folder structure of my pictures but as ...
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Select photos without rating in Shotwell

I reviewed my photos and set ratings for some of them. After this I wanna delete all photos without any rating. Is it possible to make filter for this (or search criteria)?
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In Shotwell, how can I delete files that have been removed from the library?

I emptied the Shotwell bin, and accidentally chose the "Remove from Library" option, rather than the "Remove and Trash" option. How can I now delete the files permanently from disc that are no longer ...
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Help reporting bug using ubuntu-bug

Shotwell trash is not emptying in to or not appearing in the system trash. I'm trying to report this as a bug following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs so in the Ubuntu menu I type ...

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