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Install Shotwell 0.8 On Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat”

Shotwell is the default digital photo organizer for Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” and a new version (0.8) has been released.

To update to version 0.8 open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

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


Major new features are:
Video support for Ogg, AVI, MP4, Quicktime, and WMV files
Upload videos to major Web services, including YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and PicasaWeb
Runtime monitoring of library directory
Background writing of metadata to master files
Flagging of photos for batch operations
Set multiple photos to desktop background slideshow

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