Shotwell and cadence week 2

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Fri Dec 14 14:50:58 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden at> wrote:
> Cadence week 2 covers Shotwell:
> I've taken several looks at it now but am at a loss to find a basic
> function which I deem essential for photo management.  I do not see the
> ability to put photos (or symlinks of them) into separate folders to
> make separate collections.  The only option seems to be to organize the
> photos chronologically via what it calls 'events'  What am I missing or
> does Shotwell really lack the ability to group photos?

This is how I use Shotwell.

At Shotwell preferences, I have enabled the option: "Write tags,
titles, and other metadata to photo files".

I am adding a tag to my new photos, in the fomat yyyy-mm-dd Town -
Event. So they are categorised based on tags.

After a reinstallation of *buntu, when I reimport these photos, they
are automatically categorised into tags.

So add tags to your phots, with the preferences option enabled, let
them for a couple of seconds to be saved, and see what I mean. You can
always erase tags from photos, or modify them.

Ioannis Vranos

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