|Summary:||Eye of GNOME should be the default application for viewing images|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Alexander van Loon <a.vanloon>|
|Component:||shared-mime-info||Assignee:||Bastien Nocera <bnocera>|
|Status:||CLOSED EOL||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||20||CC:||bnocera, mclasen, metherid, michel, spoyarek, thomas.moschny|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2015-06-29 11:44:51 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Alexander van Loon 2013-01-25 11:15:27 UTC
Description of problem: After the installation of Fedora 18 I noticed that Shotwell is the default for viewing JPG and PNG images. This doesn't make much sense because Shotwell is primarily a photo management application. The default Image Viewer a.k.a. Eye of GNOME is a much more sensible default.
Comment 1 Alexander van Loon 2013-11-10 14:22:04 UTC
This is still the case in the Fedora 20 Alpha, so I've updated the version number of this bug. Also, in GNOME 3.10 (which is included in Fedora 20) you have the option to add Flickr through "Online Accounts". I did this, but it turns out that this functionality only works with GNOME Photos. Since GNOME Photos is apparently going to be the default application for photo management in GNOME, maybe it would be a good idea to eventually replace Shotwell with GNOME Photos?
Comment 2 Thomas Moschny 2013-11-11 10:42:58 UTC
(In reply to Alexander van Loon from comment #1) > Since GNOME Photos is apparently going to be the default application > for photo management in GNOME, maybe it would be a good idea to eventually > replace Shotwell with GNOME Photos? What do you mean by 'replace'? GNOME Photos will be a core GNOME component, while Shotwell is a popular add-on. You are free to install and use it, or not. (In reply to Alexander van Loon from comment #0) > Description of problem: > After the installation of Fedora 18 I noticed that Shotwell is the default > for viewing JPG and PNG images. This doesn't make much sense because > Shotwell is primarily a photo management application. The default Image > Viewer a.k.a. Eye of GNOME is a much more sensible default. Shotwell is also a photo viewer, it puts itself in viewing mode when call on a file. Depending on your Desktop Environment, you can easily change the default viewer from Shotwell to eog. The system-wide default is set by the shared-mime-info package, re-assigning ticket.
Comment 3 Alexander van Loon 2013-11-11 18:06:49 UTC
I mean that because GNOME Photos and Shotwell are both photo management applications, it might make sense to remove Shotwell from the default installation and use GNOME Photos instead because that is better integrated with GNOME. I know Shotwell is a photo viewer and that you can change the default application to open image files easily, but my issue is with the default settings. I think Eye of GNOME, as the GNOME's default photo viewer, is a much more convenient photo viewer than Shotwell. I can't argue why in detail because I've already removed Shotwell from my systems. But be assured that I tried it out and that I quickly got annoyed with Shotwell. Right now Eye of GNOME is not installed by default when the GNOME Live image is used. Because Eye of GNOME is a more attractive default I think that should be installed by default and be made the default photo viewer.
Comment 4 Alexander van Loon 2013-11-12 21:56:25 UTC
Okay, I still had it on my system and after comparing the two I think I have to revise my opinion on them. The Shotwell viewer includes editing functionality, which Eye of GNOME (EoG) does not. EoG is simpler, has a toolbar and uses the dark GTK theme. For novice users – and advanced users who like simplicity like me – EoG is probably the better option. It seems better to me to separate editing from viewing. If I want to view photos I'll use EoG and if I want to edit I'll use GIMP: do one thing and do it well, according to the Unix philosophy. EoG is also the default application propagated by GNOME, so it would make sense to include it on the GNOME live image. If people don't like EoG as the default they can install something else; now it's the other way around, if they don't like Shotwell they have to install the default.
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Comment 6 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-29 11:44:51 UTC
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