Ubuntu’s default photo manager ‘Shotwell’ has put out a new release.

A new image straightening tool and improved Flickr login are amongst the changes to be found in Shotwell 0.12.

  • A new photo straightening tool
  • OAuth authentication for Flickr & Facebook login
  • Plugins gain support for importing from other photo managers
  • Shotwell now imports only photos from the DCIM directory on Android devices
  • Saved searches can exclude all photos tagged with a given string


Ubuntu 11.10 users can upgrade their existing version of Shotwell to the latest version by adding the Yorba Shotwell Stable PPA to Software Sources: –

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

Ubuntu 12.04 will ship with Shotwell 0.12.

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