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On 26/10/2018 13.48, Liam Proven wrote:
On 25/10/2018 18:14, Maurizio Galli wrote:
- replace Shotwell with Pix (part of X-Apps: fork of gThumb and
has more features than Shotwell for photo management)
I have looked at both Shotwell and Pix now -- I do not normally use either.
May I ask, what is wrong with Ristretto, which seems to be the Xfce desktop's standard image viewer?
Pix certainly seems to be more capable than Ristretto, yes. Shotwell may be more capable than that. As I said, I don't normally use either.
I'm very familiar with Shotwell, and it is not a photo viewer. It is comparable to digikam, but with less features.
It downloads photos directly from cameras, using methods of its own, not needing its filesystem to be mounted. After downloading it offers to delete them on the camera.
Common cameras only have a single file per photo, but more complex cameras will have a RAW photo (needs developing to be displayed) and sometimes accompanied with a camera produced (developed) JPEG. Shotwell can create its own developed copy or use the one from the camera, but will display only the RAW file.
Knowing about RAW photos is a crucial feature on any photo management application at the shotwell level.
Then the photo can be manipulated: rotate, change light or contrast is typical, also things like removing red eyes. Other features that are not still there could be denoising, lenses compensation, etc.
As for displaying the photos, they are sorted by effective date into events. Tags can be added (then filter display the photos that have a certain tag), comments added. These fields can be stored as metadata or in a database somewhere; but not being able to display tags and comments (and create them) instantly dumps the app as useless.
But surely the key question is this:
- favour Xfce apps where they exist, even if they are
- favour best-of-breed apps even if they come from another desktop
or do not integrate?
Replacing Shotwell with Pix will make photographers think that XFCE can not cope with photos properly.
For the rest of the ideas, OK, I agree.
What about Bluetooth?
- -- Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 15.0 (Legolas))