Shotwell – photo manager for GNOME 3

Shotwell is an open source image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME 3 desktop environment. With Shotwell, users can quickly and easily import, organise, edit and view pictures. And users can share your favourite snaps on all popular photo sites and social networks.

Shotwell’s user interface is based on a concept of pages. Each page presents a particular view to the user of a collection of objects (one or more) which may be examined or manipulated. For example, one page may show all the photos available in the database (or library). Another page may show only the photos available in an event, which is a time-based grouping of photos. Another page may display thumbnails of all the photos available on a camera, while another shows a single photo scaled to fit the window.

Shotwell is written in the Vala programming language.

Features include:

  • Import from disk or camera.
  • Organize by time-based Events, Tags (keywords), Folders, and more.
  • View your photos in full-window or fullscreen mode.
  • Crop, rotate, color adjust, straighten, and enhance photos.
  • Export photos.
  • Send photos via email, instant messaging or in other ways.
  • Slideshow.
  • Supports JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP and RAW photo files.
  • Supports video files in any format supported by the GStreamer media library on the system.
  • Events, flagging, rating, tagging, and publishing.
  • Publish images and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, Piwigo and YouTube.
  • Plugin support to dynamically extend functionality.
  • Internationalization support.

Support: Documentation, FAQ, Mailing List
Developer: Yorba Foundation
License: GNU LGPL v2.1


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