Ubuntu – Require duplicates to be imported in Shotwell


I have some drawings that I have imported and tagged by date. Now I want to take some of them that I have organized on my disk and put give them a new tag. Shotwell thinks they are duplicates and won't import them. Is there a way to require Shotwell to import these duplicates?

Best Answer

Right now you'd have to do this at compile time by configuring with:

./configure --define=NO_DUPE_DETECTION

You should be able to build following these instructions: http://www.yorba.org/projects/shotwell/install/.

I wouldn't suspect this is a commonly used code path, so some things might not work exactly how you might expect. Please file a bug report on either pantheon photos (elementary os) or shotwell on the gnome website if this doesn't work for you.