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On 2016-09-03 23:09, Dave Howorth wrote:
My first annoyance was gimp. It seems to have decided
that when I
open a jpg, I haven't 'opened' it, I have 'imported' it. More
practically annoying is that when I select part of a jpg image and
try to save it, it doesn't. It tries to save some xcf thing and I
have to 'export' to a jpg. Which wouldn't be too bad except it
still keeps the image status as unsaved, giving me one more piece
of information I have to hold in my head instead of having the
computer remember the obvious stuff for me. So how do I open a jpg,
cut a bit out of it, and save that as jpg with least grief?
Yes, it is a nuisance.
My second annoyance is photo management. I use LXDE, not KDE and
not Gnome. I use a couple of photo managers for different purposes.
Tonight I'm experimenting with the use where I've historically used
f-spot. So my first guess was to use shotwell.
That's the one I use.
But I'm stuck at the first hurdle. It apparently
can import f-spot
data, but it seems to expect me to know where that is. I don't; why
can't it find it? Plus (a) it keeps wingeing about dconf not
working and (b) the help won't popup because it tries to launch
firefox and it doesn't have permission (and I'm not going to give
it permission!). So any advice on how to drive shotwell,
particularly importing an f-spot database, or where to find help,
or alternative programs that could be a substitute would be
Well, you have to allow it to use firefox if you want to read the
help. You might create a new user and try there.
It appears that different programs save data about the photos
differently, yes. Some inside the photos, some outside in a directory,
some in a database in a completely different place (kde tools).
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))
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