[Shotwell] Features for Shotwell 0.6
adam at yorba.org
Sun Mar 21 17:44:57 PDT 2010
thanks for the suggestions for 0.6.
> I'd like to see Shotwell be able to recognize .png's if it's simple enough.
> Somehow I ended up with a ton of pictures in this format and Shotwell says
> they are unrecognized files when I go to import them.
Yes - this is http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/602 . Probably coming soon.
> The ability to monitor a directory for new pictures either upon startup or
> only while running would be nice as well, Picasa-esque in nature I guess.
Right - we're interested in this too. This is
http://trac.yorba.org/ticket/374 . We're still undecided whether
Shotwell should always scan the entire library for changes on every
startup (which might not actually be so bad if we can do it in the
background) or whether the user should be able to configure this for
each library directory (like in Picasa).
> I'm not sure if Shotwell has this right now but scanning for dupes (by
> date/name?) or however it's done would be useful. Combined with a prompt set
> in the preferences to either delete, prompt the user on what to do, or do
> nothing at all would be nifty as well.
Today, if your library contains photo A and you import photo B which is
a duplicate of A, then Shotwell detects the duplicate and does not
import B. If, however, you simultaneously import two photos which are
duplicates of each other, then Shotwell imports both. So if you have an
existing folder that contains duplicates and you import it into
Shotwell, you still have the duplicates. We'd like to fix this so that
Shotwell detects simultaneously imported duplicates as well; this is
> My thoughts, thanks for a great product!
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