Using Shotwell with Mediagoblin

Just a quick note for anyone who is managing their photos with Shotwell and using Mediagoblin for hosting them online, like I do. Since version 0.4.0 of Mediagoblin it has had experimental support for a Piwigo compatible API. Just enable this in Mediagoblin by adding this line in the [plugins] section of your mediagoblin_local.ini file:

[[mediagoblin.plugins.piwigo]]

Then open up Shotwell, via the menu bar select: File → Publish and select “Piwigo” from the drop-down menu and enter your site’s API url and login data as in the screenshot below:

Shotwell screenshot

After this you can select any photos and click Publish again:

Shotwell screenshot 2

You can select which category (called a “collection” in Mediagoblin), and if you want to apply some resizing before uploading. As far as I can tell adding a new category isn’t supported yet, you need to do that from the web interface.

Now you can go ahead and upload that huge holiday photo album … :-)

Posted by Mats Sjöberg.