Shotwell and cadence week 2

Lars Noodén lars.nooden at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 17:53:29 UTC 2012


On 12/14/2012 04:50 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Cadence week 2 covers Shotwell:
>>
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Cadence/Raring/Week2
>>
>> 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.

Thanks.  That's one work-around.

Regards,
/Lars




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