Shotwell 0.13 adds Tumblr support, privacy options and fixes
Shotwell, Ubuntu's default digital photo organizer, has been updated to another meaningful release, 0.13, introducing new features and under-the-hood changes.
The new 0.13 release adds support for Tumblr, consequently, users are now able to easily upload images to Tumblr directly from inside Shotwell.
The Tumblr plugin is disabled by default, in order to activate it, navigate to
Privacy plays a relevant role in Shotwell 0.13, expressed via the ability to remove sensitive details from photos, meaning, opening
Shotwell-->clicking on an image-->Publish and selecting an online service (such as Flickr), expose now
Remove location, tag and camera-identifying data before uploading, checking it, removes private bits from the about-to-be-uploaded picture.
Proper handling of images's dates prior to 1969, automatic thumbnail regeneration, improved authentication method for Picasa, as well as various bug fixes and a new icon for the Straighten tool, come to deliver a more robust strengthened Shotwell release.
The official release announcement presents the release via an interesting poetry-like changelog:
Yorba has just released Shotwell Thirteen,
And in so doing, has hopefully made
An already venerable product sheen,
And with the users, helped make the grade.
Among the fixes, enhancements plenty:
Now hide details from who shouldn’t see ‘em,
Post photos to Tumblr, share them with many,
Visibly straighten’d, no need to degree ‘em.
Thumbnails, once lost, return upon startup,
Picasa logins are more secure now.
Rework’d old dates helps you sort your art up
From early last cent’ry up to here/now.
There’s much more, yes, but for brevity’s sake
It’s unspoken here, and left to enjoy.
The code is now posted; please stop and take,
And for your images, Shotwell, employ.
How do we install Shotwell 0.13?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
Shotwell 0.13 has already landed in Ubuntu 12.10.