Shotwell Photo Manager Running Shotwell — 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, GIF, WebP and RAW photo files as well as video files. Importing Photos 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. Viewing Photos Basic and extended information — View more detailed information about photos, like the exposure mode used by the camera. Photo views — Learn about different ways of viewing your photos: in a grid, filling the main window, or filling the whole screen. The sidebar — The sidebar on the left of the window lists various views of your library. Organizing Photos Events — Group photos together that were taken at the same time. Learn how to rename, merge, and sort events. Flagging photos — Flag photos to mark them as special or to work with them as a set. Ratings — 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. Searching — Find photos and videos in your collection by a variety of criteria. Tagging photos — Organize photos by labelling them. Titles — Give titles to your photos. Editing Photos Adjust the date and time of photos — Change the date and time of photos if those details are incorrect. Auto-enhance — Let Shotwell improve the brightness and contrast of a photo automatically. Color adjustments — Change the exposure, saturation, tint, and shadows of a photo. Cropping — 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. Removing red-eye — Correct photos where people have red eyes because of the camera's flash. Rotate or flip a photo — Click the Rotate button, or choose one of the commands in the Photo menu. Straighten photos — Straighten a photo so that its horizon appears level. Undoing changes — 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. Sharing Photos Exporting photos — Copy photos out of Shotwell so you can put them somewhere else. Printing — Click File ▸ Print.... For more printing options, select the Page Setup tab in the Print dialog. Publishing to the Web — Publish photos to Flickr, Google Photos, or other sites. Sending photos — 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. Slideshows — Watch a slideshow of your photos. Other Features Missing photos — If Shotwell can't find a photo in your library, it marks it as missing. Multiple libraries — You can open Shotwell with a different photo library by using the command line. Photo files — Keep the Shotwell library in sync with photo files on disk. Plugins — Extend Shotwell's functionality dynamically. RAW support in Shotwell — More about RAW support in Shotwell.