I just installed mint 14 mate to a friend's laptop instead of her old vista.
it appears that her most important need is image organizing and importing from camera. and changing the way she thinks is a much tougher job then finding a tool that will behave the way she is used to in vista.
she is not a professional , what she needs is what she was used to for years:
* when camera is connected auto import all photos to one folder and give her the option to name the folder. the folder should be under ~/Pictures
* browse the ~/Pictures folder and be organized by the folder names she gave when importing from the camera.
* ability to create a new folder and add pictures to it.
* minimal editing, mostly rotate.
* rename one file.
* rename a folder.
I had to import all her photos from her previous hd that I backed up with dd to external usb drive.
I tried shotwel but shotwel imports and organizes by dates and the tags it gave where a mess,not a good choice for her.
picasa looks too much.
I'm going to try gthumb, but currently gthumb freezes when i start it up, I think I will manage with that.
please suggestions are welcome on a simple yet clever tool.
and how do I set the default camera importing tool that will start when the camera is connected like shotwel did.