Episode 167: Exporting Grumpy Bears


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This Blog needed a header image – and it still needs a lot of header images to rotate through. So I created one out of an image of a Berlin Subway station. Nothing much new in here – rotating, cropping to the needed aspect ratio, a bit of curves for better contrast and colours, scaling and sharpening. Finally I added a text layer with the image credits.

If you want your image on top of the blog – make one (1000 × 288 pixels) and send it to me at info@meetthegimp.org!

But before that I took a little excursion into Shotwell again and explored the Flickr export function. On the day of the last show, Shotwell released a new version. So it’s no need to compile the trunk code – just download the full package.

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Episode 166: Shotwell revisited

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Just a short show about the newest version of Shotwell (0.11.1+trunk of September 19, 2011). They got hierarchical tags implemented – the only feature I really missed in comparison to F-Spot.

The features list (which I simply stole from their site…. )

  • Tags can now be organized into hierarchical trees
  • Paired RAW + JPEG images are treated as a single photo when imported from a camera
  • Select different developers for RAW photos: use the development produced by Shotwell or by your camera
  • Shotwell now uses GSettings instead of GConf to store its configuration information
  • “Hide Photos Already Imported” setting persists between imports
  • Several all-new saved search options
  • JPEG mimics of RAW images are no longer stored in your home directory, and are now created on demand
  • Shotwell now supports Windows Bitmap (.bmp) images

Try their precompiled packages or roll your own.

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Episode 148: A Shot at Shotwell

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[flattr /] With Ubuntu 10.10 coming up there will be a change in the standard photo managing program. It will change from F-Spot to Shotwell. I installed the release candidate of Ubuntu in a virtual machine and gave Shotwell a try.

Not bad, really not bad. 🙂

I assume there will be more to Shotwell here soon, this was really my very first impression of the current version. The experience with the version in Ubuntu 10.4 was quite, ehm, underwhelming. But they did a lot for the new one.

I had not much time to do this show, so there are some editing gaffes and no TOC.

The TOC by Kevin

00:25 Welcome from Rolf
00:38 Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
01:29 Welcome to Shotwell – getting images into Shotwell
02:30 Import from Folder
03:40 Sidebar
05:20 Tagging images
07:30 Menus
08:20 Publishing on the web
08:45 Show in file manager – open file location
09:25 Preferences
10:20 Editing an image
12:50 Rating an image
14:25 Rating and filtering in the browser view
15:50 Full screen mode
17:05 Integration with Gimp
19:30 Does Shotwell understand .xcf files?
20:45 Summary
23:01 The end

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