Shotwell (software)

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Shotwell
Shotwell logo.svg
Shotwell 0.14 in Linux Mint
Shotwell 0.14 in Linux Mint
Developer(s) Yorba Foundation
Elementary[1]
Jens Georg[2]
Initial release June 26, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-06-26)
Stable release
0.28.4 / July 15, 2018; 31 days ago (2018-07-15)[3]
Preview release
0.29.3 / June 25, 2018; 51 days ago (2018-06-25)[4]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in Vala (GTK+)
Operating system Linux
Platform GNOME
Available in Multilingual[which?]
Type Image organizer
License GNU LGPL v2.1+
Website wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell/

Shotwell is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop environment. In 2010, it replaced F-Spot as the standard image tool for several GNOME-based Linux distributions, including Fedora in version 13[5] and Ubuntu in its 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release.[6]

Features[edit]

Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.

Shotwell allows users to publish their images and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Piwigo,[7] and YouTube.

Technical information[edit]

The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language. It imports photos using the libgphoto2 library, similar to other image-organizers such as F-Spot and gThumb.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picking Up Shotwell Development". lists.launchpad.net. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ Georg, Jens (2016-04-15). "Taking over". Retrieved 2018-06-06. 
  3. ^ Georg, Jens (15 July 2018). "Shotwell 0.28.4". shotwell-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Georg, Jens (25 June 2018). "Shotwell 0.29.3". shotwell-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "4. Changes in Fedora for Desktop Users". docs.fedoraproject.org. Fedora Project. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  6. ^ Sneddon, Joey-Elijah (2010-05-13). "See Ya F-Spot! Shotwell to be default Image App in Ubuntu 10.10". OMG! Ubuntu!. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  7. ^ "guillaumev/piwigoshotwell". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 

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