Shotwell is the Ubuntu’s default photo manager. It lets you import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others. It can also publish photos on various websites such as PicasaWeb, Flickr, Facebook and more. The newest version is now Shotwell 0.9 which is available for upgrade via PPA.
Use this PPA to install Shotwell. The default Shotwell installed in Ubuntu 10.10 is 0.7.2. This PPA will also help you get 0.9 version instantly.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
When done with it acess Shotwell from Graphics>Shotwell Photo Manager.
Few New Features
- Extensible plugin framework for Web publishing and slideshow transitions.
- New search bar can filter by media type, rating, and text matching. (Titles, filename, tag and event names are searched.)
- Edit multiple photo titles at once.
- Print multiple photos, and multiple photos per page.
- Configurable user directory pattern during import.
- Improved rendering of underexposed RAW photos.
- TIFF support
- Various improvements and bug fixes.
For details, see Official release annoucement.