[Shotwell] Shotwell not updating external raw edits
adam at yorba.org
Tue Dec 7 09:41:53 PST 2010
yes - this is a significant limitation of Shotwell today. If you open a
file in an external RAW editor and save the changes as a new JPEG file,
Shotwell 0.7 will not see or import the JPEG. You can import the JPEG
manually, but it won't be associated with the original RAW file. You're
not doing anything wrong - this is just how Shotwell works today.
In the trunk build of Shotwell (soon to become Shotwell 0.8), you can
enable the "Watch library directory for new files" option, which will
cause Shotwell to automatically import new JPEG files from the library
directory. With that checkbox enabled, Shotwell will automatically
import a JPEG you've saved in an external RAW editor. But it still
won't be associated with the original RAW file.
We hope to improve this in the future. In particular, we'd like
Shotwell to be able to treat RAW+JPEG pairs as a single unit
(http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1772). Once we have that capability, I
hope we'll be able to detect and automatically incorporate changes made
in an external RAW editor. In the longer term, we'd like Shotwell
itself to grow to have the abilities of RAW editors such as UFRaw so
you'll be able to make RAW edits without leaving Shotwell.
Good luck with the learning curve as you migrate away from Windows!
On 12/05/2010 11:25 PM, John Smyth wrote:
> dear list:
> I am a complete noob attempting to move away from windows so I am at
> the bottom of an imposing learning curve.
> I have Shotwell 0.7.2 in Ubuntu 10.10.I am impressed by Shotwell and
> it successfully does 98% of what I require.
> It is the other 2% that is posing me problems
> I shoot mostly in Raw and import dng's into shotwell. If I wish for
> example to straighten an image and open it
> in an external raw editor (I have tried several) Shotwell will not
> update the image with the edits. Shutting down
> and restarting shotwell makes no difference. The documentation
> suggests that the shift key will display the ediited
> version (I would have thought the modified image should be displayed
> by default and the shift key should show the
> original) but it doesn't do anything.
> From my External raw editor I am saving the image back to the original
> folder as a jpg but it is not detected by Shotwell.
> If I import it into Shotwell it appears as a separate image with no
> comments or tags. is this a bug or am I doing something
> stupid (as I suspect) ?
> If anybody can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.
> John S.
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