Shotwell Photo Manager
Find Shotwell in the Applications menu, or have it start automatically when you plug in a camera.
Supported photo and video formats
Shotwell supports JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP and RAW photo files as well as video files.
Importing from F-Spot
Shotwell can import all your photos and tags from the F-Spot photo manager.
Importing from a camera
Copy photos from a digital camera.
Importing from a memory card
Import photos from a digital camera's memory card.
Importing from your hard disk
Import photos that are already saved on your computer.
Basic and extended information
View more detailed information about photos, like the exposure mode used by the camera.
Learn about different ways of viewing your photos: in a grid, filling the main window, or filling the whole screen.
The sidebar on the left of the window lists various views of your library.
Group photos together that were taken at the same time. Learn how to rename, merge, and sort events.
Flag photos to mark them as special or to work with them as a set.
Give photos a rating between 1 and 5 stars. You can reject bad photos, hiding them from view.
Removing and deleting photos
Remove photos from the library, or delete them from your computer entirely.
Find photos and videos in your collection by a variety of criteria.
Organize photos by labelling them.
Give titles to your photos.
Adjust the date and time of photos
Change the date and time of photos if those details are incorrect.
Let Shotwell improve the brightness and contrast of a photo automatically.
Change the exposure, saturation, tint, and shadows of a photo.
Improve the composition of a photo by cutting out parts of it.
Edit photos with an external program
Use a different program to edit a photo.
Correct photos where people have red eyes because of the camera's flash.
Rotate or flip a photo
button, or choose one of the commands in the
Straighten a photo so that its horizon appears level.
Return a photo to its original, unedited form.
What happens to the original when I edit a photo?
Shotwell is a non-destructive photo editor - it does not modify your original photos.
Copy photos out of Shotwell so you can put them somewhere else.
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Publishing to the Web
Publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, or other sites.
Send photos via email, instant messaging or in other ways.
Set a desktop background or slideshow
Set your desktop background to a single photo or to a slideshow of photos.
Watch a slideshow of your photos.
If Shotwell can't find a photo in your library, it marks it as missing.
You can open Shotwell with a different photo library by using the command line.
Keep the Shotwell library in sync with photo files on disk.
Extend Shotwell's functionality dynamically.
RAW support in Shotwell
More about RAW support in Shotwell.
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