Questions tagged [photos]

The default photo viewer application on elementary OS. Formerly known as "Shotwell".

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Photos crashing and importing photos incorrectly

When importing photos into Photos I have discovered the following: Application imports photos but misses many of them. In my case for quite a few years of photos it seems to only get the month of ...
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Problem using Photos on fresh install

I have just finished a fresh install of Odin. Started copying my images to the Pictures directory. When they import into the Photos app it seems to create an event for every picture. As you can see in ...
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How to transfer photos from mac os to elementary os

I have breathed new live into my 2011 mac by installing elementary os. How do I transfer photos and music files from mac os to elementary os? I have saved all my photos and music files to an external ...
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Proper way of migrating from Shotwell to Photos?

i have switched from Ubuntu to ElementaryOS, which means Shotwell has been replaced by Photos (ie: pantheon-photos). I don't want to install Shotwell on ElementaryOS, as that would go agains the idea ...
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Missing Files after Photos Import

I imported pictures from my phone, and my pictures are now in a file called "missing files". How can I restore these pictures?
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Photos crashing on launch - how to debug

I did my first Elementary OS install today and since changing the photos library directory in the Photos app, now when I launch Photos it crashes within 1 second. I would like to debug and put ...
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Camera mounts as read-only and doesn't show previews in Hera

When I connect any camera to my Elementary OS (I've tried two from different vendors), the camera mounts as read-only (can't delete files, create folders, rename, ...) and none of the images has a ...
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Where is the elementaryOS Photos Application library stored?

I want to use the elementaryOS Photos app for my photos but I have multiple Systems and want them to share the same photo organizational structure and ofc all edits. With digiKam I have a mysql ...
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Photo's import function

Good day everyone! I've come back to Linux distros and now I've started using Elementary for my main operating system. So, I have one question (deep looking into the "Photos" app isn't getting ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts in Photos?

What keyboard shortcuts are available for actions like zooming, tagging, next picture, etc.
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where are photos missing files stored

when i delete photos from my photos folder i still can see it in the photos app in the missing files tab i still can delete that but i wondered where is it stored ? and if i deleted it from the ...
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Will the JPG "successor" HEIF/HEIC be supported from "photos" or "files"?

New iOS devices are using HEIF (HEIC) by default. Compared to JPG, HEIF is awesome (half the size and better quality). PS: A preview from "files" would be perfect.
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Photos missed the cut menu

I can not recover the trim menu.excuse my english sorry
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How can I delete image files using default Photos app?

Elementary has nice default image viewer called Photos. But I can't understand how to delete image file in view mode. I saw "move to trash" option in main menu of this app, but I didn't see any ...
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Loki not showing files from iPhone iOS 11.2.1

I'm enjoying new install of elementary OS Loki. BUT, I need to access photos from an iPhone. I am connecting the iPhone using a USB 3.0 port in the back of a NUC. When I click "Trust this computer" on ...
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Preview EXR or HDR images in Pantheon Files

Is it possible to preview EXR or HDR files in Pantheon Files, thumbnails? It works great with KDE Neon and Dolphin.
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Pantheon Integration of Google Drive

Are there any plans to integrate an optional connection to Google Drive in the Pantheon file manager? I remember that when I was with Gnome 3 it was as if Google Drive was yet another hard drive or ...
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Photos missing crop, automatically improve, etc

In Photos, when I first open the app, and select a picture I have all the editing options, but if I go back to the library view and select ANY photo after that the only tool shown at the bottom is the ...
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Various icons now missing

I turned on my Elementary OS Panetheon desktop yesterday evening to discover various icons were missing, 'Photos', "Videos". Also the System settings icon has changed to what looks like some little ...
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File Storage in Photos on elementary OS

Does Photos on elementary OS store photos in regular file structure or one giant file like iPhoto? I want to make sure I can declare a folder within Dropbox so my photos are always synced up and ...
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Is there a configuration file for Photos?

Is there a configuration file for Photos, .ini or something else, to fiddle around with advanced settings? Or some other way to do that.
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Clicking on a video in my Photos library may crash the Photos app or does nothing

Photos either crashes or does nothing when I click on a video. What is the expected behavior? Should some sort of thumbnail of the video be shown, like I would see in Files? (Just also curious about ...
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What is the shortcut key to rotate photos in Photos app

How to rotate photos in Photos app using shortcut keys? I have found that + -will zoom in and out the picture and * will fit the image to the original size. And also I found that the rotating ...
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How do I sync my google photos using the photos app?

I need to sync my Google photos (preferably the default photos app.) How can I do this? Thanks, Ben
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Is syncing the photos library database between computers supported?

I have the ~/Photos folder synced between several computers using Syncthing. I would also like to sync the Photos (shotwell) application library database, so all of my work organizing and editing ...
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How can I organize Pantheon Photo Manager by folders? [closed]

There are options fixed by: library, Events and Tags. I just want find a way to pin an option to organize by folders. Sorry my english
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Working with photos in ElementaryOS

Elementary OS uses Photos to open pictures, but this has quite a couple of basic problems: Ctrl + S does not work for Viewer edits Sorting of images is inconsistent with order in Files Does not ...
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Change metadata on several images at once

How can I change the metadata for several images at the same time (batch edit)? For example, comments and titles.
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How to change the background colour in Photos? [closed]

In Photos, whenever I try to view a picture that is black in colour with a transparent background, such as many icons, the photo is not visible as the colour of the background is the same as the ...
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Deleting photos does not delete them from storage

I've been sorting my library in photos, and when looking through, pressing delete removes them from my library, but they remain in place on my hard drive. Is there an option I haven't found to delete ...
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Opening files without extensions fails in Photos [closed]

when trying to open files without extensions (e.g .jpg), Photos fails to open them with the error message "Photos does not support the format of ". This happens even though the thumbnailer creates ...
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How to resolve shotwell incompatible error? Shotwell freezes

I have installed shotwell 0.18. After that when I open shotwell, it shows the message: "Your photo library is not compatible with this version of Shotwell. It appears it was created by Shotwell ...
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How to update photos in elementary OS Freya?

I'm trying to update Photo (shotwell) from 0.1 to 0.22.0 but don't let me do that... incompatible version of libGphoto. I appreciate a good update for photos, because is too much unstable. So I have ...
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Can Photo viewer only crop to the aspect ratio of the original image

I find it puzzling that every time I've cropped an image with Photo Viewer, I'm unable to change the aspect ratio of the crop region (it remains the same as the aspect ratio of the original image). I'...
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How can I crop images?

Is there an image crop tool available for elementary OS? I usually use on-line image crop tool for that purpose, but that need internet connection. So I need image processing/crop tool/software for ...