Install Shotwell 0.8.1 – photo manager for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

The default photo manager in Ubuntu 10.10 – Shotwell hits version 0.8.1. Shotwell can manage, organize and even edit your photos. This new version includes many bug fixes,  support for new video formats and  numerous translation updates and fixes.

Shotwell can import photos from your camera, view, edit and upload them to Flickr or PicasaWeb. Basic photo editing works like cropping, color balance, red – eye removal etc can be done with Shotwell.

The previous version could crash unexpectedly at start up or when reading or writing metadata to files. The new version solves this main issue.

To install / update Shotwell 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, open terminal and type the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell

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