In this guide, we will show you how to install Photivo on Ubuntu systems.
Photivo is a free and open source (GPL3) photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG and many more) in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode.
So, Photivo tries to provide the best algorithms available; even if this implies some redundancy. So, to my knowledge, it offers the most flexible and powerful denoise, sharpen and local contrast (fake HDR) algorithms in the open source world. (If not, let’s port them Although, to get the desired results, there may be a quite steep learning curve .
Photivo is just a developer, no manager and no “Gimp”. It is intended to be used in a workflow together with digiKam/F-Spot/Shotwell and Gimp. It needs a quite strong computer and is not aimed at beginners.
Install Photivo on Ubuntu-APT method
Follow the steps below to get started with Photivo :
- Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
- Photivo package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing PPA repo as follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
- Run the command below to reflect on PPA
sudo apt update -y
- Then install Photivo as shown below:
sudo apt install photivo -y
- You can search on the system search bar by typing Photivo
Also you can access photivo via CLI with running the next command line:
- Photivo will be launched as shown below
How to Remove (Uninstall) Photivo
- Remove Photivo APT Method
sudo apt autoremove photivo --purge -y
Install Photivo -Conclusion