Shotwell 0.27.2 Released with Improvements (PPA)

Shotwell Photo Manager

Gnome photo manager shotwell 0.27.2 was released a day ago with performance improvements and some bug-fixes.

Changes in Shotwell 0.27.2 includes:

  • Use meson for building the debian package
  • Improve the wording for the “Width or Height” scaling constraint
  • Fix unmounting the camera when it is mounted via mtp, not gphoto2
  • Speed up color transformations
  • Refactor Tumblr and Flickr code to use common OAuth1 base class
  • Flickr: Do the authentication in Shotwell, not calling the system browser
  • Fix sorting by title
  • Fix searching for newly added keywords
  • Make it possible to edit month and year easily in date/time picker
  • Doc: Fix keybord shortcut for publishing pane
Shotwell Photo Manager

How to Install Shotwell 0.27.2 in Ubuntu:

Shotwell has official stable (and unstable) PPAs. The new release will be available soon in one of the PPAs for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher.

Check the PPA links, and once it’s published do following steps to install it in your Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell

replace shotwell with shotwell-unstable in the code to add the unstable PPA, and type your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts.

Shotwell PPA

2. Then upgrade Shotwell from an existing release via Software Updater (Update Manager):


How to Restore:

You can easily restore to the stock version of Shotwell in your Ubuntu release by purging the PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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