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shotwell 0.6

Like we told you a few days ago, we'll be backporting some packages from Ubuntu Maverick for Ubuntu Lucid. One application I really like is Shotwell, a photo manager which will be made default in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. The current version available in the Shotwell PPA is 0.5.2 but the version in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is already 0.5.91 - a development build for Shotwell 0.6 which is about to be released soon.

Here are the new features in Shotwell 0.6 (these features are already available in Shotwell 0.5.91):
  • Basic RAW support
  • Image zooming
  • PNG support
  • Support for EXIF, IPTC, and XMP
  • Edit with external editor

To be able to easily install the latest Shotwell versions from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, we've set up a PPA for Shotwell only. To install Shotwell 0.5.91 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, simply paste the following commands in a PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/shotwell && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell

Remember, the Shotwell package was backported from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat meaning we did not change anything in the packaging source - so fo any bugs, don't report them here but on Launchpad. If there are any bugs, there's nothing I can do! Although I didn't notice any major bugs so far, but who knows.