F-Spot should be able to read/show existing ~/Photos directories w/o "Import"

Bug #488574 reported by Brian Burger
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

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"/duplicating everything. F-Spot should manage the same feat.

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Benjamin Humphrey (humphreybc) wrote :

I agree, F-Spot is stupid. I have over 20,000 photos, about half of which are RAW. F-Spot is completely unusable for me, and it's the first thing I remove on a fresh install. It gets replaced by digiKam.

Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

F-Spot has had a --view mode for a while, and with this has the same sort of functionality as gthumb. Marking as fixed.

Changed in f-spot (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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