[Shotwell] TIFF image data.
thecorfiot at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 00:21:15 PST 2010
On 23/11/10 01:42, Lech Karol Pawłaszek wrote:
> First of all - thanks for a great piece of software. I am about to move
> all my data to shotwell soon. Well - there is still one thing (for me)
> to go... TIFFs...
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Lech & List!
This is my first post to the list. Please be gentle with me! I apologise
if what follows sounds a little like a rant!
I have raised this issue recently and received a speedy response from
Adam along the lines of what has been said in this thread.
However, I was referred to :
along with the comment that the support of TIFF files was being actively
On checking the above tickets I found that the priority in both cases
has been changed from 'High' to 'Medium'. I find this disconcerting to
say the least.
As an aside, I am aware that a lot of effort is clearly being put into
video formats which is highly commendable given that video capability is
included in most modern digital still cameras. My current camera of
choice is a Panasonic G2 which shoots HD video. Realistically, it only
gets used for video on rare occasions. If I want to shoot video, I use a
dedicated video camera.
Shotwell is described as 'An open source photo manager for GNOME', NOT a
video editor etc...
Surely, it would be more advantageous to concentrate on the primary
stated objective before going off on a tangent? After all, TIFF images
are not entirely unique, or are they? I have several thousand such
images shot on a Minolta Dimage 7.
I hope that I have not sounded too negative. I really like the Shotwell
interface. The program does what I want of it /except/ that it does not
import all of my images. Until it does, I am faced with the prospect of
using more than one application for managing my photographs. That, quite
frankly is a pain in the .....! I really want to use this application!
It seems a shame that a program with so much going for it seems to be
suffering through this omission.
Come on guys, PLEASE elevate the issue of import formats to the highest
I feel better now for getting that off my chest! Thanks for your patience!
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