F-Spot to Shotwell

I still haven’t upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 yet.  I have been procrastinating, but I have been reading about the new Shotwell.  Since I have been having issues with uploading to Facebook directly from F-Spot, I thought I would give it a shot.

To, upgrade, I basically followed the directions on the Shotwell website.  It is important to use the ppa:yorba/ppa repository because that will give you the new 0.7 version with the import from F-Spot tool.

First, I was excited to see that the Facebook upload worked with no problems.  Now, it time to get our vacation pictures uploaded!

I did notice that the tag features were not near as robust in Shotwell.  I didn’t see Event tags, People tags, etc.  Most importantly, I missed the feature of F-Spot where I could drag and drop tags to search on multiple tags.   F-Spot’s searching features far surpassed Shotwell’s.

That is just a first impression.  I need to spend some more time with it to get a better feel.

3 thoughts on “F-Spot to Shotwell

  1. The documentation says that shotwell scans the photo’s when it starts-up to make sure that they are all there. Doesn’t that take a long time? I’ve got several gigabytes of photos. I think that would take an enormous amount of time everytime the app starts. Am I missing something?

  2. Sorry about missing the question. This comment fell through the cracks.

    I have gigabytes of photos as well, and it didn’t take a long time to start. I am not sure how it does it. Maybe it does it in the background. Or, maybe because it is basically just a directory listing, it doesn’t take as long as you would think.

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