Shotwell Alternatives

    Shotwell is described as 'open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features Import photos from folders or from any digital camera supported by gPhoto' and is a very popular Photo Manager in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Shotwell for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. Most alternatives are Photo Managers and Photo Sharing Apps. The best alternative is XnView MP. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try digiKam or darktable. Other great apps like Shotwell are Adobe Lightroom (Paid), XnView (Free Personal), RawTherapee (Free, Open Source) and qView (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 16, 2021

    1. XnViewMP is a free software to view, organise, convert graphics and photos files or to create slide show, contact sheet, HTML pages.
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      Most users think XnView MP is a great alternative to Shotwell.
    2. digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos are organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by folder layout or by custom collections.
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      Most users think digiKam is a great alternative to Shotwell.

    3. darktable is a virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers: it manages your digital negatives in a database and lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable. it also enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
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    4. Create incredible photos anywhere with all-new Lightroom CC and 1 TB of cloud storage. Get powerful editing features on any device in a new, easy-to-use interface.
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    5. XnView is a utility for viewing and converting graphic files. XnView is provided as FREEWARE for private non-commercial or educational use (including non-profit organization).
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      XnView vs Shotwell opinions
      Some users think XnView is a great alternative to Shotwell, some don't.
      XnView does have a catalog and rating database like Shotwell to organize photos.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      XnView does not have the organizational, tagging, and cataloging features of Shotwell.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago


    6. RawTherapee is a free RAW converter and digital photo processing software. All changes can be applied and batch processed at a convenient time.
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    7. qView is a Qt-based image viewer designed to be practical and minimal.
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    8. PhotoPrism® is an AI-powered app for browsing, organizing & sharing your photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. You can run it at home, on a private server, or in the cloud.
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    9. Bridge CC gives you centralized access to all the files and assets you need for your creative projects. Organize personal and team assets, batch edit with ease, add watermarks, set centralized color preferences, and even upload your photos to Adobe Stock.
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      Adobe Bridge vs Shotwell opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Bridge is professional-focused, Shotwell is consumer-focused. They are optimized for different use cases.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    10. ACDSee is a complex, multi-purpose application that serves for viewing, organizing and editing digital photos. Furthermore, images can be shared on social websites or your own space on the developer’s website.
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