> So today I have experienced more problems with shotwell. In brief:
> a) External edits.
> When I want to edit photos with external editor, tonight Shotwell
> started (for some images) not to create the _modified.jpg file. I
> right click a photo and select Open With External Editor. Shotwell
> then launch the editor, but the myimage_modified.jpg file would not
There (hopefully) should be some log entry to show why it fails to
create the _modified file. See below.
> If I close the editor (it had no file to work on anyway) and right
> the photo in Shotwell, the Revert to Original would be grey, as in
> external edits were made.
> I discovered that if I copy the image manually to
> and then (via Shotwell) selected Open With External Editor, then
> Shotwell would create myimage_modified_1.jpg and open that in the
> external editor.
> I can then close the external editor, select Revert to Original,
> the myimage_modified.jpg (that I created), and then choose, Open
> External Editor, and then everything works - with
> b) Non-commited changes.
> I did not investigate this further right now. Honestly, these two
> discoveries along with my parent-tag problem (different thread) just
> made me feel tired. I am a bit scared that lots of changes in my
> collection (9200 photos) may or may not have been lost and it will
> difficult for me to find out which (even-though I do have periodic
> backup of my Shotwell database).
Do you have meta-data write-back enabled? Then this is probably a known
Please provide a debug log of all those things if you can reproduce
To get the debug log, run shotwell from the console with SHOTWELL_LOG=1
and then send me the ~/.cache/shotwell/shotwell.log
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