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Bug 2079308 - pictures in Pictures folder aren't shown in the Photos
Summary: pictures in Pictures folder aren't shown in the Photos
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-photos
Version: 36
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: GNOME SIG Unassigned
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
Depends On:
Blocks: F36FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-04-27 11:10 UTC by lnie
Modified: 2022-05-04 00:23 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2022-05-04 00:23:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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2022-04-27 11:10 UTC, lnie
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Normal behavior on F36 Work iso (RC 1.2) (deleted)
2022-04-28 13:02 UTC, Geraldo Simião
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Gitlab GNOME gnome-photos issues 196 0 None opened Pictures added to Pictures folder do not show up in Photos 2022-04-28 22:37:14 UTC

Description lnie 2022-04-27 11:10:59 UTC
Created attachment 1875340 [details]

Description of problem:
The pictures will show after a reboot,but I think they are supposed to shown immediately as f35 dose

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Comment 1 Fedora Blocker Bugs Application 2022-04-27 11:13:05 UTC
Proposed as a Blocker for 36-final by Fedora user lnie using the blocker tracking app because:

 seems affects:

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2022-04-27 11:59:01 UTC
I can confirm this. Adding pictures to ~/Pictures doesn't display them in gnome-photos. I have to log out and log back in in order to make gnome-photos show them. This applies even when it already shows some pictures and I want to add a new one. I again have to re-log. On initial start, gnome-photos clearly says that contents to ~/Pictures will be shown, but it fails to do that. This works perfectly in F35.

Comment 3 Lukas Ruzicka 2022-04-27 12:23:34 UTC
I am seeing this too. I am quite surprised that there is a Photo application also, as I though that Image Viewer is the application to watch photos. It is also interesting, that if you go and open a picture using the File Open dialogue, it will open in Image Viewer and the Photo window remains empty.

Comment 4 Geraldo Simião 2022-04-27 13:48:16 UTC
I cannot reproduce this bug on a RC 1.1 workstation iso, perhaps because of new gtk4 versions I installed?


Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2022-04-27 14:01:13 UTC
I installed a fresh RC 1.1 Workstation and I see the same bug as described.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2022-04-27 15:40:17 UTC
Lukas: Photos is intended as a "photo manager"-type application - like Shotwell - rather than as an "image viewer".

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2022-04-27 16:22:18 UTC
+4 in , marking accepted.

Comment 8 Geraldo Simião 2022-04-27 18:41:45 UTC
I checked the RC 1.2 image too, and still cannot reproduce this bug.

Comment 9 Geraldo Simião 2022-04-28 13:02:28 UTC
Created attachment 1875662 [details]
Normal behavior on F36 Work iso (RC 1.2)

Comment 10 Geraldo Simião 2022-04-28 13:24:52 UTC
Now I made e new VM, a new fresh installation of the RC 1.2 ISO and now the bug appears here.
So, my findings are: 
- with live-session tested several times and not once the bug shows itself
- with installed VM tested several times and the bug shows sometimes

Comment 11 Adam Williamson 2022-04-28 22:37:15 UTC
I can also reproduce this in an installed VM. Reported upstream.

Comment 12 Luya Tshimbalanga 2022-04-29 01:30:56 UTC
Same issue (In reply to Geraldo Simião from comment #9)
> Created attachment 1875662 [details]
> Normal behavior on F36 Work iso (RC 1.2)

When dealing with more than thousand pictures, Photos took a long time to load them. Previous releases used to frequently crash.

Comment 13 Ray Strode [halfline] 2022-05-02 19:28:49 UTC
I have a guess from just reading through the code that may or may not work. Can someone give this scratch build a try?

Comment 14 Kamil Páral 2022-05-02 20:16:51 UTC
(In reply to Ray Strode [halfline] from comment #13)

I tested this and it looks very good.
1. Moving a picture to a folder makes gnome-photos show it, often even live. Sometimes app restart is needed. But it works now.
2. Removing a picture from a folder removes it from gnome-photos after app start/restart (doesn't do it live). Also fixed.
3. Pictures seem to be tracked in ~/Pictures, ~/Downloads and ~/Desktop. I thought this was some mistake, but it behaves the same in F35. So probably intentional.

Can you please create a bodhi update?

Comment 15 Adam Williamson 2022-05-02 20:24:12 UTC
Yep, confirmed, I also re-tested with the scratch build and it works for me too.

Comment 16 Fedora Update System 2022-05-02 20:37:56 UTC
FEDORA-2022-626ba8041d has been submitted as an update to Fedora 36.

Comment 17 Geraldo Simião 2022-05-03 06:43:43 UTC
(In reply to Fedora Update System from comment #16)
> FEDORA-2022-626ba8041d has been submitted as an update to Fedora 36.

It looks here this update really fixed the bug. Great!!!

Comment 18 Geraldo Simião 2022-05-03 07:42:08 UTC
Just tested the Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-36-1.3.iso, wich have tracker-miners-3.3.0-2.fc36, and the is working fine, pictures are indeed showing in photos, no bug.

Comment 19 Lukas Ruzicka 2022-05-03 12:02:47 UTC
I can confirm, Photos are showing the content of the Pictures folder.

Comment 20 Fedora Update System 2022-05-03 13:32:23 UTC
FEDORA-2022-626ba8041d has been pushed to the Fedora 36 testing repository.
Soon you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --advisory=FEDORA-2022-626ba8041d`
You can provide feedback for this update here:

See also for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 21 Fedora Update System 2022-05-04 00:23:29 UTC
FEDORA-2022-626ba8041d has been pushed to the Fedora 36 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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