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How to Install Curtail on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

In this guide, we will show you how to install Curtail in Ubuntu systems.

Curtail is an open source image compression tool for Linux desktops, written in Python. It makes use of the open source OptiPNGpngquant, and Jpegoptim libraries to “do” the compression, and a GTK GUI providing an attractive, easy-to-use frontend.

When you need to compress PNG, JPG, and WEBP images quickly and in bulk on Ubuntu you can use Curtail. It’s super easy to use.

Install Curtail on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with Curtail :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • Curtail package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing PPA repo as follows:
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#Curtail Stable (Recommended)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/curtail -y

#Curtail Beta
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/curtail-daily -y
  • Run the command below to reflect on PPA
sudo apt update -y
  • Then install Curtail as shown below:
sudo apt install curtail -y

Access Curtail

  • Access Curtail through the command line by running the command
curtail
  • Also you can search on the system search bar by typing Curtail as follows
  • Curtail will be launched as shown below

open the app, browse an images or drag and drop a bunch of PNGs and JPGs on its window, and poof: smaller images instantly pop out the other end.

How to Remove (Uninstall) Curtail

  • Remove Curtail with APT Remove Method:
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sudo apt autoremove curtail --purge
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:apandada1/curtail -y
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:apandada1/curtail-daily -y

Install Curtail -Conclusion

That’s it

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