visibility with transparent background

Bug #666075 reported by Michael Luthardt on 2010-10-24
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
shotwell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: shotwell

If you have black drawings with transparent background, nothing is seen in full screen mode. Unfortunately, there isn't the possibility to change the full screen background color.
Ubuntu 10.10 i386

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: shotwell 0.7.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 25 01:14:52 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: shotwell

Michael Luthardt (michalu) wrote :
Jim Nelson (yorba-jim) wrote :

Can you attach a sample photo to this ticket? It makes it easier for us to look into the problem.

Michael Luthardt (michalu) wrote :

Please find attached a drawing with transparent background.
Maybe, it's sufficient if the user can choose the window background.

Jim Nelson (yorba-jim) wrote :

Thanks Michael, I can see it here. I've ticketed it upstream at

-- Jim

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-10-27
Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in shotwell:
status: Unknown → New
ruru (ruru) wrote :

Bug persists in Ubuntu 11.10 running Shotwell 0.11.6.
Can it really be that such a fundamental glitch is still unassigned after a year?
The affected images are actually unviewable by the program. A user option to change the photo viewer background colour (as is possible for the library background) is all that is needed.

Any progress in this?

Aleksey (evenfrost) wrote :

Any changes?

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