Finally! The much discussed about F-Spot vs Shotwell battle is over. The new default image organizer app for Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 is going to be Shotwell. This is a much needed change and F-Spot was simply not enough. Most of the times when I tried F-Spot, it just keeps crashing on me. Shotwell on a other hand feels a lot more solid and is better integrated with GNOME desktop. Shotwell is also completely devoid of Mono.
What's new in Shotwell 0.5.2?
- Shotwell recently released the Shotwell version 0.5.2. And here are the features.
- Photos can be tagged and organized by tag, creating a new tool for managing your photo collection.
- Printing support.
- Photos can be published to Google's Picasa Web Albums service.
- Photos can be set as your desktop background directly from Shotwell.
- Photo import runs in the background, making imports smoother and more fluid.
- Rock solid and feels a lot more responsive and light.
How to Install Latest Shotwell 0.5.2 in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic?
- Add Shotwell dedicated PPA first. For that simply copy-paste the following line into Terminal(Applications - Accessories - Terminal).
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
- Done. Now update repositories and install brand new Shotwell 0.5.2 image organizer app in Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shotwell
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