On Wed, Nov 25, 2015, 4:18 PM Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro@gnome.org> wrote:

On Wed, 2015-11-25 at 17:45 -0300, Bastián Díaz wrote:
> I also support Gnome core apps, yet Photos not in a stage of
> development
> that will be a replacement for Shotwell, so I think now Shotwell,
> must
> be replaced by Gthumb until Photos will match in functionalities.

Photos will never match Shotwell in functionality. It's only a photo
viewer and organizer: that's it. Maybe it will grow support for light
touch-ups like red eye correction, but it will never be an advanced
tool like Shotwell or gThumb. So no point in waiting for this, it won't
happen! :)

Personally, I don't think we need advanced photo editing software as
part of the core OS.

None of the proposed tools provide advanced editing capabilities. At most, they provide a very, very little amount of functionality that let you adjust red eye, levels, cropping/scaling/rotation, exposure adjustment, and the like.

Recently I've had a chance to use a Mac extensively and have been amazed at how much more sophisticated it has been. From the theme (it looks professional), to window management (pins full screen Windows to top of screen during expose, let's you drag and drop widows together in expose so the wm associates them), to system resources management (sooooo much nicer), to the apps (Photo has the following functionality: enhance, rotate, crop, filters (Instagram-like), exposure adjustment, levels, black and white, retouch, red eye), to automator (just brilliant, and would be hugely useful for our target users).
Using gegl will help with a lot of this as we can bring in the relevant functionality from gimp, and get non-destructive editing to boot.