shotwell - Man Page

Digital photo manager


shotwell [OPTION]... [FILE]


Shotwell is a digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment.  It allows you to  import photos from disk or camera, organize them in various ways, view them in full-window or fullscreen mode, and export them to share with others.


-h,  --help
Show help options
-d,  --datadir=DIRECTORY

Path to Shotwell's private data


Do not monitor library directory at runtime for changes

-f,  --fullscreen

Open the viewer mode in fullscreen. Has no effect in library mode.


Don't display startup progress meter

-V,  --version

Show the application's version


X display to use

-p,  --show-metadata

Dump all Exif, IPTC and XMP metadata of FILE

-i,  --profile=PROFILE

Start shotwell with a different profile. A profile consists of a set of settings and a new private data dir. The data dir can be overriden by secifying --datadir as well.

-l,  --list-profiles

Show the available profiles



Opens Shotwell with the user's library.

shotwell FILE

Opens an image file for direct editing.  File is not imported into library and unsaved changes are lost on close.

shotwell --profile="Development environment"

Opens shotwell using the profile named "Development environment".


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This manual page was written by Jim Nelson and Allison Barlow