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Shotwell import from f-spot

Shotwell, the photo manager which will be default in the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat was just updated to version 0.7. The new version makes it easy for F-Spot users (previously the default photo manager for Ubuntu) to migrate to Shotwell by importing photos directly from your F-Spot library, preserving tags and ratings.


Other features in Shotwell 0.7:

  • Photos can be rated on a 1-5 star scale or marked as rejected. A filter button supports viewing only photos of a specified rating or better.
  • A new Last Import page in the sidebar gives you instant access to your most recently imported photo roll.
  • Sidebar functionality and appearance have been improved with new icons and inline renaming.
  • Numerous bug fixes and translation updates.

Shotwell 0.7 is not even available in the Ubuntu 10.10 official repositories yet, but you can install it in both Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
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