Shotwell is simple yet a powerful photo management software originally written for the Gnome desktop. Today it’s being used by many popular GNU/Linux distributions as the default photo manager because of its awesome usability.
A while ago Ubuntu also decided to use it in their OS thus the recently released 11.10 comes with an up-to date version. But because of a bug, many users who upgraded from 11.04 Natty Narwhal to 11.10 reported a Shotwell crashing while using a feature called “import from F-Spot” (F-Spot, the previous Photo manager in Ubuntu, written by Novell) according to the developer.
So he has fixed the bug and if you’re one of those users who received that error then you should install the latest 0.11.5 version which should fix that bug.
The installation is pretty simple. As long as you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, just put the below commands in your Terminal window in install/upgrade to Shotwell 0.11.5 (or the latest version).
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell
So if you’ve been having the above mentioned issue after upgrading to 11.10 from 11.04… then hopefully this’ll fix it for ya! :).