unfortunately this misdesign is common
Posted Jun 17, 2010 4:31 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
Parent article: A quick grumpy review of Shotwell
There seem to be any number of photo applications that want to suck your photos into some internal database somewhere, often by copying all of the images, which could eat up several gigabytes of disk without warning and commits you to using only that app.
I don't know why people think that this is a good idea.
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