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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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