[Shotwell] a few newbie questions
lucas at yorba.org
Fri Nov 18 11:07:53 PST 2011
To answer your questions:
Raw handling has improved significantly in Shotwell 0.11.x. I'd highly
recommend that you upgrade by either building Shotwell from source or
using one of the RPMs Thomas has pointed to. If you do want to build
from source instead of using an unofficial binary, see the
instructions on the Shotwell Installation Page:
The closest thing Shotwell has to folders are Tags -- and these are
probably what you want anyway, at least for inter-application data
exchange, since there are very well established standards for encoding
tag information in photo metadata. If you want to make the best use of
Tags in Shotwell, you should definitely upgrade to Shotwell 0.11.x
since these releases support "hierarchical tags" that can be nested
one inside another, similar to the way folders nest on disk.
Yes. Just select all the photos you want to publish in the multiple
photos view (also called the "contact sheet" or "checkerboard view")
and then click the "Publish" icon. Likewise for emailing with "Send
On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Andrew McNabb <amcnabb at mcnabbs.org> wrote:
> I'm trying Shotwell for the first time, and I have a few questions that
> I couldn't find answers to in the documentation.
> 1) It's spent quite a while on "Auto-importing photos", and my
> ~/.shotwell directory is at 1.8 GB while the import is only 28%
> complete. I understand from the docs that the ~/.shotwell/mimics
> directory are JPEGs that stand in place of the RAW files. However, I
> believe that my camera already includes medium-resolution JPEGs embedded
> in the metadata of the RAW files. I also have a JPEG file associated
> with each RAW, and I use RawTherapee for raw processing. In this
> situation, what feature are the mimics providing? Is it possible to
> disable this to save space and--more importantly--time?
> From the Shotwell web page, it looks like the behavior of mimics is
> changed in 0.11, but in Fedora 16, Shotwell 0.10.1 is the latest
> available version. There's no release date listed on that page, so I'm
> not sure how out-of-date 0.10.1 is.
> 2) I feel dumb, but I can't find how to browse by folders and sort by
> folders. It looks like the preferred mechanism is to create "events,"
> but according to the "Photo files" page in the documentation, events
> don't get written to file metadata, so I wouldn't be able to access this
> information from other programs. Additionally, I already have thousands
> of photos sorted into folders (i.e., old-fashioned events). Am I
> missing the obvious way to deal with this in Shotwell?
> I was somewhat impressed when I realized that Shotwell automatically
> guessed events, but I've notice some unusual choices. For example, a
> single folder was split into two chronologically overlapping events,
> with individual photos sorted randomly between the two.
> 3) Is there a way to publish or email a photos as a batch instead of one
> at a time?
> Andrew McNabb
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