Shotwell 0.26.3 Released with Fixes (How to Install)

Shotwell Photo Manager

While Shotwell 0.27 is still marked as unstable release, the Gnome photo management software got a new update for Shotwell 0.26 series a few hours ago with various bug-fixes and translation updates.

Changes in Shotwell 0.26.3 include:

  • Fix missing XML escape in wallpaper.xml file
  • Fix missing “Photos” menu content
  • Fix missing “find” icon
  • Fix build macro for appstream
  • Fix data loss/corruption issue when importing from camera
  • Translation updates.
shotwell 0.26.3

How to Install Shotwell 0.26.3 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, the new release can be easily installed from the stable PPA.

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

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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