Shotwell 0.23.5 Adds Hyperlinks on Tags, Remove Buttom Toolbar Option

August 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

Shotwell Ubuntu 16.04

The Gnome photo management software, Shotwell 0.23.5, was released a few days ago with user experience improvements, bug fixes, and translation updates.

Shotwell 0.23.5 adds an option under View menu allows users to hide the bottom toolbar. Tags below the thumbnails now behave like hyperlinks, so that clicking it brings you to the page with all other photos with that tag.

Shotwell 0.23.5

Other changes in the 0.23.5 release:

  • Remove obsolete files
  • Plugins: Load icons and GtkBuilder files from GResource
  • Fix .desktop file generation
  • Use Gtk.MessageDialog’s printf-style API for strings
  • Add SQL indexes to PhotoTable
  • Add Language headers to po files
  • Update INSTALL file
  • Really remove reference to external hmac_sha1
  • Disambiguate strings for time ranges
  • Implement linked tags
  • Make it more clear that something failed if SSL conncetion was not possible
  • Add option to filter by saved search
  • Explicitly link plugins to their dependencies
  • Fix typo in GSettings schema
  • Re-add –disable-extra-plugins configure option
  • Fix settings migrator and thumbnailer path
  • Bump debian compat for proper –libexecdir parameter

How to install Shotwell 0.23.5 in Ubuntu 16.04:

For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and derivatives, you can install or upgrade to Shotwell 0.23.5 using Jens Georg’s PPA.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell


2. Then updated package index and upgrade shotwell:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install shotwell

3. To restore the stock Shotwell 0.22 version, run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell

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