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Shotwell 0.9

Shotwell is the default Ubuntu photo manager and you can use it to organize your photos, publish them on various websites such as PicasaWeb, Flickr, Facebook and more.

Shotwell 0.9 has been released today, adding an extensible plugin framework for web publishing and slideshow transitions which means we might see a lot more plugins soon for publishing the photos on the web.

The new version also comes with a new search bar which you can use to filter by media type, rating and text matching, TIFF support and option to print multiple photos (including multiple photos per page).

Other new features in Shotwell 0.9 include:
  • Configurable user directory pattern during import
  • Edit multiple photo titles at once
  • Improved rendering of underexposed RAW photos
  • Updated Gexiv2 library with an enhancement to the logging system
  • Various improvements and bug fixes

Install Shotwell 0.9 in Ubuntu 10.10

Add the Shotwell PPA and install the latest Shotwell in Ubuntu 10.10 using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell

Also see: gThumb 2.13.1 Released With 'Find Duplicates' Extension, More [PPA].

By the way, which photo manager do you use? Shotwell or gThumb (or maybe some other application)?