Meet Shotwell - The F-Spot Replacement For Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"

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
  • Done.
A Quick Video Review Of Shotwell 0.5.2 [via]

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