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New Shotwell Release Adds Tumblr Support, Privacy Options

Photo management app Shotwell has received some nifty new features in its most recent update, which saw release today. 

Chief amongst them is support for publishing photos to the Tumblr blogging service. It’s not enabled by default, but a quick check of the ‘Tumblr’ option in Preferences > Plugins is all that’s needed to turn the feature on.

With publishing in mind there may be some details you don’t want sent along to social networking sites. Shotwell 0.13 now lets you remove sensitive information from photos before publishing.

Fixes also feature:

  • Dates before 1969 now handled correctly
  • Shotwell regenerates thumbnails automatically, making migrating libraries between computers easier
  • The Picasa connector now uses OAuth authentication for enhanced security

Getting Shotwell 0.13

Ubuntu 12.04 users will need to add the Yorba PPA to get this update. It’s not much hassle, just run the following two lines in a Terminal window, or add the bit in bold to your Software Sources.

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

Anyone testing Ubuntu 12.10 will find this release landing via the Software Updater in the coming hours.