Re: [Shotwell] saving my library

I would start here:

There are two sections worth reading: "How can I copy my Shotwell library to a new computer?" and "How can I back up my Shotwell library?"

You don't need to enable writing metadata to move your Shotwell library, but you do need to (a) store your photos in the same directories on the target computer as the source computer, and (b) move the Shotwell database along with the photo files.

Tags are written to standard metadata locations.  Other applications should be able to read and understand them.

-- Jim

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 6:54 AM, blue hut <g bluehut googlemail com> wrote:
Hello, I am a huge fan of Shotwell, thanks for your work! Soon I want to migrate my image library to another computer, I already selected "saving metadata in file". I suppose tags are saved in this, but am I right that only shotwell can understand them correctly? And what about "events" will they be saved too, or is does this have nothing to do with the actual meta data? Will this be saved in some shotwell config that I also should back up? So all in all: What files to I have to back up, other than the location of my library? Any shotwell files, or is all important in the meta data of each picture? On my new computer, will shotwell read the tags automatically when importing my existing library? Thanks for your help! Michael _______________________________________________ shotwell-list mailing list shotwell-list gnome org

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