Gnome Photos is another new Gnome App that doesn’t exist for 3.4 and I don’t know for sure if it would be ready for 3.6, but I guess it will. What is it? Well, it is a Photos browser similar to the (upcoming) Videos browser and Gnome Documents.
It can view (when ready!) local and cloud photos collections, access Media Servers and Attached Devices, and it will also feature a slide show ..and many more!
This is the a mockup that shows how the things will be about to look like when is ready
And this is the current Gnome Photos as I compiled few minutes ago. It can show only pictures from my Pictures directory for the time. By the way you need Gnome > 3.5.3 to compile this, so do not try it in 3.4.
On the mockup Gnome Photos is dressed up with the black GTK theme while in Git is on whites same as Gnome Docs.
Gnome Photos Objectives
- View local and online/cloud collections
- View photos on attached devices
- View photos on DLNA media servers
- See new photos shared by friends
- View full screen slideshows
- Share photos (email, IM, ?)
- Upload photos
- Set as background
- Select favorites
- Very basic manipulation:
- Combine into an Album
- Allow opening full featured editor for more advanced changes
- Not an editor
- Not a management tool
If you want to learn more you better check @Gnome Photos Design