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Install latest Shotwell – Photo Manager for Linux

Shotwell is a digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. It allows you to import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others. The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language.

Shotwell Features

Importing Photos

  • Shotwell can import all your photos and tags from the F-Spot photo manager.
  • Copy photos from a digital camera.
  • Import photos from a digital camera’s memory card.
  • Import photos that are already saved on your computer.

Viewing Photos

  • View more detailed information about photos, like the exposure mode used by the camera.
  • Learn about different ways of viewing your photos: in a grid, filling the main window, or filling the whole screen.
  • The sidebar on the left of the window lists various views of your library.

Organizing Photos

  • Group photos together that were taken at the same time. Learn how to rename, merge, and sort events.
  • Flag photos to mark them as special or to work with them as a set.
  • Give photos a rating between 1 and 5 stars. You can reject bad photos, hiding them from view.
  • Remove photos from the library, or delete them from your computer entirely.
  • Find photos and videos in your collection by a variety of criteria.
  • Organize photos by labelling them.
  • Give titles to your photos.

shotwell photo manager

Editing Photos

  • Change the time and date of photos if those details are incorrect.
  • Let Shotwell improve the brightness and contrast of a photo automatically.
  • Change the exposure, saturation, tint, and shadows of a photo.
  • Improve the composition of a photo by cutting out parts of it.
  • Use a different program to edit a photo.
  • Correct photos where people have red eyes because of the camera’s flash.
  • Click the Rotate button, or choose one of the commands in the Photo menu.
  • Straighten a photo so that its horizon appears level.
  • Return a photo to its original, unedited form.
  • Shotwell is a non-destructive photo editor – it does not modify your original photos.

Sharing Photos

  • Copy photos out of Shotwell so you can put them somewhere else.
  • Click File ▸ Print. For more printing options, select the Page Setup tab in the Print dialog.
  • Publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, or other sites.
  • Send photos via email, instant messaging or in other ways.
  • Set your desktop background to a single photo or to a slideshow of photos.
  • Watch a slideshow of your photos.

Other Features

  • If Shotwell can’t find a photo in your library, it marks it as missing.
  • You can open Shotwell with a different photo library by using the command line.
  • Keep the Shotwell library in sync with photo files on disk.
  • Extend Shotwell’s functionality dynamically.
  • More about RAW support in Shotwell.

Latest Shotwell Changelog

How To Install Shotwell 0.25.x on Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 16.04

Note: Since this release is relatively recent, the stable PPA is yet to be updated. For now, you can test run it using the unstable PPA

sudo apt-get remove --purge shotwell shotwell-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell-unstable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shotwell

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