[Shotwell] Strange behaviour when Adjusting Date in Event View
Rainer M Krug
r.m.krug at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 01:26:53 PST 2012
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On 05/01/12 10:11, Andy Stevens wrote:
> I recall some discussion on the list a while ago about having event
> "dates" (which are really just text labels) be updated
> automatically when their photos have their dates changed. Sounds
> to me like someone forgot to consider the case that you might not
> always want to adjust the date of all the photos in an event, and
> therefore need to split it...
> It seems to me that things would be a lot less confusing if events
> were handled more like tags with long names, and we had a separate
> timeline view and/or hierarchy based solely on the photos' actual
I just started using shotwell, but the separation of tags and events
is indeed confusing - why have events if you could have tags with a
certain format, e.g."#@!EVENT!@#" and a display which sorts by using
these tags? This would also allow:
1) multiple events
2) subevents (e.g.
3) these events would be stored in the image and available for other
programs as well.
A timeline view based on the actual photos actual dates would be very
> Or would that be too much like F-Spot? :-)
> Andy. On 5 Jan 2012 08:45, "Dougie Nisbet" <dougie at highmoor.co.uk>
>> Not sure if this is a bug.
>> I noticed that a few photos in my Event View for Mon 8 Sep 2003
>> were misdated, and should be in 9 Aug 2003. So I selected them
>> and adjusted the date. As soon as I did this, *all* the photos in
>> 8 Sep 2003 were moved to 9 Aug 2003.
>> To test, I did an Undo, then selected a single image and Adjusted
>> the date again. Once more, all the 103 photos in 8 Sep were
>> recategorised into 9 Aug 2003.
>> There may be something else going on here, such as malformed exif
>> data in the images concerned. Interested to know if it's just me,
>> and will do a few more exhaustive tests as and when required.
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