Comment 12 for bug 1048038

David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

I get your point, but the lens has been worked on to be very photo centric (as opposed to "any image" centric), Shotwell being the dedicated application for photo management, it made sense to give it priority. It also makes it much easier to differentiate between image types : things in ~/Pictures can be wallpapers, screenshots and so on, they are Files lens material, things in Shotwell are usually only photos and they can be on an external drive, a SD card, etc. Next cycle, we *should* be able to have support for ~/Pictures, with prioritization for actual photos.

Just open a new bug on unity-lens-photos about the fact that it doesn't support stuff in ~/Pictures. It won't be specific for 13.04, but I will set a high priority for it.