[Shotwell] Non-destructive editing
eric at yorba.org
Fri Sep 16 14:36:35 PDT 2011
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 6:27 AM, oliver <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> it seems the non-destructive editing only holds for short moments.
> When I edited one picture and looked at the next,
> I could not make the changes of the former picture
This sounds like a possible bug in the undo/redo stack. Do you have a
sequence of steps that makes this occur? If so you could file a bug (or just
e-mail, that's fine too).
We only write changes to disk when you "export" a photo. Did you try
reverting all changes to the photo? Or if you just want to temporarily see
the original photo, you can hold down the Shift key when the photo is open.
> Also, when non-destructive editing is really possible with
> shotwell, then saving the editing sequence, instead of the resulting
> With the save eediting sequence, the editing could be done on the fly
> from the src pic and with the recipe/editing sequence.
> And much space would be saved too, because only the editing recipe must be
> not the whole resulting filr (or files, if many).
Good news -- this is exactly what Shotwell does today!
The bad news is you can't enable/disable individual steps in the
transformation "recipe" or apply those changes in a batch to other photos.
The second part isn't as straightforward as it sounds, since photos with
different dimension and color profiles can't use the same underlying
transformation data for certain types of transformations.
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