[Shotwell] Shotwell 0.11: Call for Testing
oliver at first.in-berlin.de
Thu Aug 18 16:21:23 PDT 2011
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 01:37:49PM -0700, Lucas Beeler wrote:
> Hi Shotwell Fans,
hmhhh, maybe I'm a fan already (noit sure), but only testing shotwell
for future use. At least it looks promising.
> The next major release of Shotwell, 0.11, is due out in the next few
> weeks. Shotwell 0.11 packs a boatload of new features that make
> organizing your photo collection easier and that improve support for
> working with RAW images. For example, Shotwell's tags mechanism now
> allows you to create hierarchical trees of tags by nesting one tag
> inside another -- just right-click any tag name in the sidebar and
> choose "New" to create a new child tag! For photographers who shoot
> RAW photos, Shotwell now treats RAW+JPEG pairs as a single unit and
> allows you to use the developments of RAW photos created by your
> camera if they're available.
Yes, tree-tags IMHO are a necessary feature.
Regarding RAW-JPEG, I hope, it will be easy to combine files
either automatically (when importing), or selectively, by tagging
pictures, which then can be "combined".
A feature that then also is necessary is, to decouple RAW and JPEG,
e.g. because you want to remove JPEG files,
or RAW files (of ALL or SOME SELECTED pictures), or want to have them
displayed sepearetely again.
For example, for a while Is shot only jpg-files, later RAW+JPEG.
but some shots are not that important... so I maybe want to remove the RAW
files to save disk space... ...and if there is no urgent need to save the RAW
files also, I can remove them.
So: merging RAWS and JPEG might be very helpful; but distinguishing between
both kinds of files also might be necessary.
(Maybe that deature is already there, but it also should be available on a SET
OF SELECTED FILES, not only on individual files. But by thinking of the
already realised shotwell-copncepts, I'm optimistic that this will be possible.
I just wanted to make a wish public, so that it might be picked up if it is not
I already want to thank all shotwell-developers.
Even I do not use shotwell so far (sticking with f-spot at the moment)
I hope that soon changing to shotwell will make sense to me.
Even things are not perfect, it looks promising.
Not sure, when and how and if I can contribute.
Depends on my available time.
But this project is fine.
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