default applications for natty

Phil Whitaker xubuntu-devel at
Tue Jan 25 18:54:03 UTC 2011

Doesn't shotwell only make the changes to its own version of a photo, rather
than the original (like Picasa)?  I'm not sure that shotwell and gimp are
comparable apps - shotwell is a photo organiser, whereas gimp is an image
manipulation tool.  IMO, if we're going to replace gimp, it should be a for
a more like-for-like tool.


On 25 January 2011 13:13, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Glenn de Groot <
> glenn_de_groot at> wrote:
>> I also think we need to get rid of gimp like ubuntu did.
>> We will probably get a large number of people going with xubuntu instead
>> of ubuntu on april. (Unity...)
>> Gimp is just too advanced, we could use rgbpaint, maybe mtpaint or
>> shotwell.
> I would be in favor of a switch to Shotwell in place of Gimp, too.  People
> who want to use Gimp could easily install it, but I think Shotwell would
> provide a slightly better out-of-the-box experience for regular desktop
> users.  It does a good job of managing photos, and provides for basic image
> editing (e.g., rotate, crop, remove redeye, etc.) It would have an added
> side-benefit of taking up less space on-disk, too.
> I did briefly review the strategy document before posting this & I didn't
> find any text that seemed to strongly direct us here. I think making this
> change would be worth considering, though.
> Jim
> --
> xubuntu-devel mailing list
> xubuntu-devel at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the xubuntu-devel mailing list