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


Features

•import photos from any digital camera supported by gPhoto
•automatically organize events containing photos taken at the same time
•non-destructive editing allows altering photos without ruining originals or using disk space for each copy
•one-click auto-enhancement
•rotate, mirror, and crop photos
•reduce red-eye and adjust the exposure, saturation, tint, and temperature of your photos
•export photos as they are or by specifying dimensions and JPEG quality to reduce size
•edit any photo, even if it’s not imported to the Shotwell library

What is new in 0.7.2 version

* Fixed major startup problem when the user’s Pictures directory is actually a symbolic link.
* Fixed potential crasher when the user’s Pictures directory contains a large number of subdirectories.
* No longer asking if copying or linking if importing from Pictures directory (which will always be linked).
* Fixed update problem when using an external editor on a photo that was edited externally in an earlier session.
* Various bug fixes.
* Updated translations.

Install Shotwell 0.7.2 in ubuntu 10.04/9.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install shotwell

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4 Comments to “Shotwell 0.7.2 released and installation instructions included”

  1. Michiel says:

    Thanks for porting to 9.10, because I would like to know how the new foto manager for version 10.10 is doing.

    I’ve tried two steps, first opening pictures with the CR2 and NEF extensions and both couldn’t be opened. Currently f-spot can do this.

    Second step is to open pictures on my NAS. The foto drive is mapped in nautilus but it is lacking the feature to access my NAS via: smb://pakezel/foto/, which is possible via nautulis. f-spot lacks this too. Probably a bug in nautilus.

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  2. Michiel says:

    For the last step I found a solution. It was described in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1479974 .Go to your home directory and type .gvf and there all your own mounts are given. Graphically not very appealing but it works with f-spot.

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  3. Damian says:

    Is there any way to install .7 via the ppa in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10?

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  4. shof2k says:

    0.72 is not available for Karmic. Either it has been pulled or it never was.

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