F-Spot should be able to read/show existing ~/Photos directories w/o "Import"
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Ubuntu provides, by default, a ~/Photos directory, suggesting to new users that this is a good place to put your pictures.
However, F-Spot is unable to actually view this directory without importing (and attempting to duplicate, by default!) everything in it. This is especially irritating to users moving large existing photo collections into a new Ubuntu install.
gthumb is able to function without "importing"
|Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Low|