Does shotwell send my pictures out of my computer over the internet when I accidently hit "export". or just to my desktop file manager?

Asked by bill b on 2011-12-19

I am new to "shotwell" and I am not clear what "export" does plus I don't see a ready clear explanation in the help file.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: shotwell 0.11.6-0ubuntu0.1 [modified: usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec 19 15:48:18 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: shotwell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Marcel Stimberg
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2011-12-19
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2011-12-19
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2011-12-19

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We understand the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.
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No, "export" does not send your pictures somewhere, it is just a means of getting the pictures "out of shotwell" and saving them (possibly with a different resolution and/or in a different file format) somewhere on your computer: http://yorba.org/shotwell/help/share-export.html

Uploading the pictures, e.g. to facebook or flickr, is called "publish" in shotwell's terminology:
http://yorba.org/shotwell/help/share-upload.html

bill b (bbkenton) said : #3

Marcel Stimberg,
Thanks for time & the quick reply to my issue. I was concerned over privacy.
In the future I will look first to "support tracker" as you suggested.
Bill Berg

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Marcel Stimberg <email address hidden> wrote:

    Your question #182414 on shotwell in Ubuntu changed: