The latest version of photo manager Shotwell has developed into something pretty with plenty of new features and enhancements, including: –

  • Migration support for F-Spot users: Shotwell can now import photos directly from F-Spot, including associated tags and ratings.
  • Photos can be rated on a 1-5 star scale or marked as rejected. A filter button supports viewing only photos of a specified rating or better.
  • A new Last Import page in the sidebar gives you instant access to your most recently imported photo roll.
  • Sidebar functionality and appearance have been improved with new icons and inline renaming.
  • Numerous bug fixes and translation updates.


Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users can install the latest Shotwell from the Yorba PPA: –

  • Open a terminal and enter the following two commands carefully
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
    • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shotwell

Source packages can be found on the Yorba Shotwell homepage.

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