[Shotwell] A couple of questions: save, export
adam at yorba.org
Thu Jun 3 07:09:56 PDT 2010
On 06/02/2010 12:35 AM, Luka Oman wrote:
> Hello again!
> I read and noticed the Shotwell does not save the changed photos. Is
> there an easy way of save the changed photos (album, event). Through
> export? And save them in the same folder as originals? What would
Yes - in Shotwell today, if you want to save modified photos you need to
use File->Export to export them to a different directory. You shouldn't
overwrite the originals with your modified files, because Shotwell uses
those originals as a starting point for applying transformations. For
example, suppose that you've applied a 10% saturation boost to a photo.
If you export that photo and overwrite the original, then the original
will now contain a 10% saturation boost but Shotwell will still apply a
10% saturation boost whenever it displays the photo, so you'll end up
with a 20% saturation increase.
Some users, however, would like to be able to save changes to original
files in place and have everything work correctly. This is
http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1933 . We're considering implementing this
in some form for 0.7 or a following release.
> I am using 0.5.2 that is shipped with Fedora 13. On export
> there is a Scaling constants option with pixel size. But If I change
> the pixel size to for example 600px then the pictures are exported,
> the changes are visible, but the size is the one of the original. Is
> this a bug or a feature? :)
It sounds like you've run into bug 1817
(http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/1817), which has been fixed in the trunk.
The fix will be present in the upcoming 0.6 release.
> Although Shotwell looks promising, and I
> like the attitude of the developers, I still need Picasa on my system.
> Looking forward to version 0.6 and to see what features will be
> accepted for 0.7.
Thanks! I hope we can evolve Shotwell to be a viable replacement for
Picasa for you at some point.
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