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

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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 do I hide Shotwell button in Ubuntu Files (in folders containing digital photos)? [duplicate]

Is there a way to hide the annoying Shotwell header and button in Files manager (Nautilus)?
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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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Missing menu bar for X applications launched remotely via ssh

I am trying to launch and use shotwell on a remote machine from my local machine. From my local machine, I run: ssh -X <user>@<host> shotwell The shotwell app shows up and is functional ...
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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: enter ...
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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

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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Unable to use Top Panel Menu Places

Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS. When I try to use the top panel Places and select either Home Folder or Desktop I get an error message from Shotwell saying it home is not a file or desktop is not a file.I can ...
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How to transfer my Picasa album definitions to Shotwell?

I am still using Picasa on Ubuntu, but Google ceased to support it long ago, so I want to start using a different piece of software for managing the pictures on my hard disk, organizing them into ...
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How to force Shotwell write metadata tags to video file?

I have a set of photos and videos that shares a common tag in Shotwell. I'm able to verify those photo files in Nautilus and assert that this tag is written in it. This is confirmed either by ...
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shotwell restore missing files

I am using shotwell 0.23.1. I have a large library of photos which took me a day to import into shotwell. After launching it again next day I forgot to mount my network share before hand. Shotwell ...
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Shotwell tags - difference between 'Keywords' and 'Subject'

When I add tags to a photo via Shotwell and then look at all of the exif data with exiftool I see that the Shotwell tags are stored under two different exif tag names - 'Keywords' and 'Subject'. I'm ...
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Can I trick Shotwell into recognizing my SD card if it doesn't automatically?

Well, since Ubuntu 15.10 my Shotwell doesn't recognize SD cards anymore, and I reported a bug for that. I know I can Import from folder... but that doesn't quite offer the same functionality. Is ...
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Sorting Images in Ubuntu Directories by Tag/Keyword

I've looked up various jpg metadata editing tools like exiftool but none of what I found is a solution to what I want to do. I have a single directory of 2000+ wallpapers that in Windows file explorer ...
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Shotwell Viewer can't open files without file ending

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. When I try to open an image without file extension (e.g .png) using Shotwell Viewer, it shows the error: "Shotwell does not support the file format of /...
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Shotwell stopped working after upgrading Ubuntu (14.04 to 15.10)

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 and when I tried to open Shotwell, I only got the following message (Shotwell main window not even starts): Your photo library is not compatible with ...
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Shotwell Desktop Slideshow Transitions

Is there a way to add some transition to shotwell's desktop slideshow? Preferably just a smooth fade between the pictures. They just "cut in" one after the other.
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Convert png to pdf without using convert

I'm trying to convert, from the command line, .png files of screenshots created by scrot to pdf files. I can successfully do this within shotwell, but I'd like to do it from the command line. ...
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PNG images are viewed by Firefox

General problem start with seting default application for viewing png files as a Shotwell. If your default image viewer is Shotwell Viewer, your PNG files will be opened with Mozilla Firefox. Why is ...
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What is Shotwell doing in background permanently

My mate is a new ubuntu user, primarily as alternative to not need to upgrade to windows 10. He uses his machine mainly for archiving and reworking of hundreds of photos as he is a hobby photographer. ...
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Are there any webcam programs that save the date in the meta data?

I currently use Cheese, but it isn't really compatible with Shotwell because it doesn't save the date in the meta data - only the file name. I could run a command to get the file name and put it into ...
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Modify tags for multiple photos

I need to modify tags in multiple photos. It seems I have to do it manually one by one. I tried selecting more than one, but then the modify tag options doesn't work. Is there a way around this? Am I ...
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I need to import pictures twice in Shotwell

I am importing photos in Shotwell folder by folder, adding tags and titles. All was going well but suddenly after selecting a folder using import in file, there is a box asking if I want to cancel, ...
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Managing Events in Shotwell

Running Shotwell 0.20.2. Shotwell recognizes events based on the date of the photo. I have three cases where this leads to problem: Multiple events on the same day. A family outing in the morning, ...