Shotwell (software)

Shotwell is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop environment. In 2010, it replaced F-Spot as the standard image tool for several GNOME-based Linux distributions, including Fedora in version 13[5] and Ubuntu in its 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release.[6]

Shotwell 0.30.4 in Arch Linux
Developer(s)Yorba Foundation
Jens Georg[2]
Initial releaseJune 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)
Stable release
0.30.4 / April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)[3]
Preview release
0.29.92 / September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)[4]
Written inVala (GTK+)
Operating systemLinux
Available inMultilingual
TypeImage organizer


Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.

Shotwell allows users to publish their images and videos to Facebook, Flickr, Piwigo,[7] and YouTube.

Technical information

The Yorba Foundation wrote Shotwell in the Vala programming language. It imports photos using the libgphoto2 library, similar to other image-organizers such as F-Spot and gThumb.

See also


  1. "Picking Up Shotwell Development". Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. Georg, Jens (2016-04-15). "Taking over". Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. Georg, Jens (25 April 2019). "Shotwell 0.30.4". shotwell-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. Georg, Jens (5 September 2018). "Shotwell 0.29.92". shotwell-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. "4. Changes in Fedora for Desktop Users". Fedora Project. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  6. Sneddon, Joey-Elijah (2010-05-13). "See Ya F-Spot! Shotwell to be default Image App in Ubuntu 10.10". OMG! Ubuntu!. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  7. "guillaumev/piwigoshotwell". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
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