How To Install PhotoQt 1.2 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, PhotoQt is an open-source image viewer with basic image manipulation functions, like rotate, flip, or zoom. Because it uses the GraphicsMagick Image processing system, it has support for more than 80 file formats.

The latest version available is PhotoQt 1.2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes and fixes:

  • GraphicsMagick: More thorough testing and fixing
  • Intelligent detection of supported fileformats on first start
  • Colour filetype tiles of unsupported formats orange (qt formats only)
  • Added better SVG support
  • Added XCF support (depending on XCFtools)
  • Added PSB/PSD support (depending on libqpsd)
  • Smart preloading of folder, better support for large directories (15,000+ files)
  • Add sorting criteria for files (name, natural name, filesize, date)
  • Fix&Improve: Restore support for Trash on Linux
  • Re-worked thumbnail handling: faster, more reliable, new “smart thumbnails” mode
  • Option to stay centered on active thumbnail
  • Dynamically detect supported context menu entries
  • Option to switch between close/not close when selecting context menu entry
  • Remember zoom levels/rotation per session
  • Option to fit smaller images in window
  • Improved handling of windowed/fullscreen mode
  • Window always stays on top
  • Normal/Fancy look for closing ‘x’ top right
  • Automatic language detection on first start-up (system locale)
  • Change: Main animation is now ‘fade-in’ (+Possibility to disable altogether)
  • Wheel sensitivity settings
  • Opt-in to High-DPI pixmaps (Qt >= 5.4.0)
  • Fix: Proper handling of window flags
  • Re-ordering of settings (basic and advanced category)
  • Re-ordering and extending of quicksettings
  • Fix: Composite detection (not possible in Qt5 on Linux)
  • Loop and Shuffle option in Slideshow
  • Fix: Scaling preserves Exiv metadata
  • Many fixes, improvements, and removal of quite a bit of redundant code

In this article I will show you how to install PhotoQt 1.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Fedora 20 and Fedora 19 systems.

Because PhotoQt 1.2 is available via repository, installing it on Ubuntu, Fedora and derivative systems is easy. Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install PhotoQt 1.2 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install photoqt

Optional, to remove photoqt, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove photoqt

How to install PhotoQt 1.2 on Fedora 20 systems:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:zhonghuaren/Fedora_20/home:zhonghuaren.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/home:zhonghuaren.repo
$ sudo yum install photoqt

Optional, to remove photoqt, do:

$ sudo yum remove photoqt

How to install PhotoQt 1.2 on Fedora 19 systems:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:zhonghuaren/Fedora_19/home:zhonghuaren.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/home:zhonghuaren.repo
$ sudo yum install photoqt

Optional, to remove photoqt, do:

$ sudo yum remove photoqt

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