Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet Shotwell - The F-Spot Replacement For Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"

Finally! The much discussed about F-Spot vs Shotwell battle is over. The new default image organizer app for Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 is going to be Shotwell. This is a much needed change and F-Spot was simply not enough. Most of the times when I tried F-Spot, it just keeps crashing on me. Shotwell on a other hand feels a lot more solid and is better integrated with GNOME desktop. Shotwell is also completely devoid of Mono.


What's new in Shotwell 0.5.2?
  • Shotwell recently released the Shotwell version 0.5.2. And here are the features.
  • Photos can be tagged and organized by tag, creating a new tool for managing your photo collection.
  • Printing support.
  • Photos can be published to Google's Picasa Web Albums service.
  • Photos can be set as your desktop background directly from Shotwell.
  • Photo import runs in the background, making imports smoother and more fluid.
  • Rock solid and feels a lot more responsive and light.
Full article here: Meet Shotwell - The F-Spot Replacement For Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" | Tech Drive-in