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)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: shotwell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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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 if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see
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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:

Uploading the pictures, e.g. to facebook or flickr, is called "publish" in shotwell's terminology:

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: