Shotwell (software)

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Shotwell logo.svg
Shotwell 0.14.png
Shotwell 0.14 in Linux Mint
Developer(s) Yorba Foundation
Initial release June 26, 2009; 7 years ago (2009-06-26)
Stable release
0.23.7 / September 12, 2016; 12 days ago (2016-09-12)
Development status Active
Written in Vala (GTK+)
Operating system Linux
Platform GNOME
Available in Multilingual[which?]
Type Image organizer
License GNU LGPL v2.1

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[2] and Ubuntu in its 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release.[3]


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, Picasa Web Albums, Piwigo[4] 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]


  1. ^ "Picking Up Shotwell Development". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ "4. Changes in Fedora for Desktop Users". Fedora Project. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "guillaumev/piwigoshotwell". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 

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