shotwell photo manager

Asked by Timothy Marshall on 2011-01-25

     I downloaded 821 photos and after a successful download set my screensaver preferences for photo gallery. There were about 30 photos I later deleted from the shotwell manager, emptied the trash and they still show up in the photo gallery. I want to really get rid of these photos, please help.
             Thanks, Timothy.

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Vera Yin
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2011-02-07
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2011-02-01
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) said : #1

Timothy,

what version of Shotwell are you using?

You say you "set your screensaver preferences for photo gallery" - how did you do this, exactly? Did you open the screensaver preferences dialog (System->Preferences->Screensaver) and choose "Pictures folder" as your screensaver theme, or do something else?

When you empty the trash in Shotwell, Shotwell will prompt you whether to move files to the desktop trash ("Trash Files") or only remove them from the Shotwell library but keep them in place on your hard drive ("Only Remove"). Which of these options did you select?

If you selected "Only Remove" when you removed the files from Shotwell, then they are still in place on your hard drive, and will still show up in the screensaver if they are in your Pictures folder. To remove them, you'll need to look through the Pictures folder and delete them manually. Or you can reimport all the photos in the Pictures folder into Shotwell, then find the photos you don't want and remove them from the Shotwell trash, selecting "Trash Files" so they move from the Pictures folder to the desktop trash.

Dear Adam,
I'm using Shot-well version 0.7.2 and Ubuntu 11.4. I suspected my action of deleting to desktop might be the problem as you said. I just didn't know how to change that "wrong choice" on my part. I was able to delete all the pictures in the Nautilus file utility, thanks. I have a lot of file folder all throughout my picture that I can't open in anything. Can you help me with these files of which there are over a hundred? /home/timothy/Pictures/2010/01/04/101_0096.JPG ???
                  Thanks, for all your help.
                                                                 Timothy.

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> Subject: Re: [Question #142743]: shotwell photo manager
> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:10:49 +0000
>
> Your question #142743 on shotwell in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+question/142743
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Adam Dingle requested for more information:
> Timothy,
>
> what version of Shotwell are you using?
>
> You say you "set your screensaver preferences for photo gallery" - how
> did you do this, exactly? Did you open the screensaver preferences
> dialog (System->Preferences->Screensaver) and choose "Pictures folder"
> as your screensaver theme, or do something else?
>
> When you empty the trash in Shotwell, Shotwell will prompt you whether
> to move files to the desktop trash ("Trash Files") or only remove them
> from the Shotwell library but keep them in place on your hard drive
> ("Only Remove"). Which of these options did you select?
>
> If you selected "Only Remove" when you removed the files from Shotwell,
> then they are still in place on your hard drive, and will still show up
> in the screensaver if they are in your Pictures folder. To remove them,
> you'll need to look through the Pictures folder and delete them
> manually. Or you can reimport all the photos in the Pictures folder
> into Shotwell, then find the photos you don't want and remove them from
> the Shotwell trash, selecting "Trash Files" so they move from the
> Pictures folder to the desktop trash.
>
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> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+question/142743
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) said : #3

Timothy,

If you're using Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), which is still in alpha, then I think you should upgrade to Shotwell 0.8.1, which is in the Ubuntu repository.

You said "I have a lot a file folder all throughout my picture that I can't open in anything. Can you help me with these files of which there are over a hundred." I don't understand: do you see these files in Nautilus, in Shotwell, or in both? If you double click one of these files or drag it into Shotwell, what happens? What is your goal - to delete these files, to have them be part of your Shotwell library, or something else?

Dear Friend,
   I've only tried to open them with the drop down menu's because they are in my pictures files. I want to see what there are before I discard them. I will upgrade as you said, but what does it mean to "Still be in Alpha?"
       Thanks very much you've been very helpful,
                          Timothy.

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: RE: [Question #142743]: shotwell photo manager
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:38:07 +0000
>
> Your question #142743 on shotwell in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+question/142743
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Adam Dingle requested for more information:
> Timothy,
>
> If you're using Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), which is still in alpha,
> then I think you should upgrade to Shotwell 0.8.1, which is in the
> Ubuntu repository.
>
> You said "I have a lot a file folder all throughout my picture that I
> can't open in anything. Can you help me with these files of which there
> are over a hundred." I don't understand: do you see these files in
> Nautilus, in Shotwell, or in both? If you double click one of these
> files or drag it into Shotwell, what happens? What is your goal - to
> delete these files, to have them be part of your Shotwell library, or
> something else?
>
> --
> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
> this email or enter your reply at the following page:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shotwell/+question/142743
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.

Best Vera Yin (vera-yorba) said : #5

Hi Timothy,

Software in alpha release (such as Ubuntu 11.04 - Natty Narwhal) is in the early stages of testing, can be unstable, and could causes crashes or data loss.

Thanks Vera Yin, that solved my question.