[Shotwell] Feature idea
ian at mnementh.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 20:06:41 PDT 2011
I shoot a lot of pano and HDR shots.
I'd love to be able to tell Shotwell that x source photos belong to y
'processed' photos (I'd like to be able to have shotwell show several
exposure configurations or projections for the input files).
To be clear, I dont want shotwell (for now) to handle generating the
pano/hdr shots - merely to have it collate the source images and present
a choice of views of the finished image - let hugin or whatever do the
I want this because otherwise, my holiday shots totalling about 150
images, actually looks like 2000 images, right now.
The way I see this working is that during import, I group select the
pano components, and right click and choose "set as panorama source".
After import, all these images do NOT show individually.
Shotwell will pick one image (temporarily) from the group to display as
output (so something is visible in the view after import).
Later, I can right click the 'image group' and click "render images" and
have shotwell launch (for example) hugin, and pass it the images.
I create a panorama or HDR image in hugin and hit render/stitch/save.
Hugin does its thing, then saves the image and quits.
Shotwell updates the view image to the new panorama.
Right now, I have to tag all the source images as (say) pano-0001, then
manually find them in the filesystem and load them into hugin, process,
save, import into the library, and re-tag.
Not only is that a pain, but also means in library view I have to scroll
through thousands of pano components.
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