Shotwell, the Gnome photo management software, has reached the new major 0.27.0 release with many new features, bug-fixes, performance improvements and translation updates.
What’s New in Shotwell 0.27.0:
- Remove F-Spot import support
- A command line utility to test image transformations
- Speed up color transformations a bit.
- Bump GTK+ requirement to 3.18 and remove deprecated functions
- Clean-up histogram drawing code
- Run thumbnailer with nice 19
- Update VAAPI blacklisting for video thumbnailer and new plugin structure
- Add configurable image background
- Split several dialogs from shotwell.ui file
- Move Tumblr to default plugin set
- Remove some unnecessary memcpys on import
- Add Meson build support
- Some more ngettext for plurals
- Add –fullscreen/-f option for viewer
- Add option to install Ubuntu apport hook
- Fix issue when importing to NTFS-backed vboxfs
- Fix GSettings schema search path for running out-of-tree
- Work around “Camera locked: -53” error on GNOME
- Fix issue with missing highlight on dnd actions
How to Install Shotwell 0.27.0 in Ubuntu:
There’s no official Linux binary at the moment of writing besides the source tarball. I’ll update this tutorial once the maintainer updates the Ubuntu packages.