How To Install Shotwell 0.19.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Shotwell is the default photo manager/organizer on Ubuntu and Fedora. The latest, still under development version is Shotwell 0.19.9, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Support for Rajce.net and Gallery 3 photo services added
  • Set background image for lock screen
  • Better detection of corrupt images during import
  • Various bug fixes
  • Updated translations

how to install Shotwell 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014

In this article I will show you how to install Shotwell 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivatives.

Because it is available via PPA, installing  Shotwell 0.19.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is install the needed dependency, remove the previous versions of shotwell from the system, add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the geary package.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Shotwell 0.19.0 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgee-0.8/libgee-0.8-2_0.14.0-1_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi libgee-0.8-2_0.14.0-1_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge shotwell shotwell-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/daily-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install shotwell

How to install Shotwell 0.19.0 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/libg/libgee-0.8/libgee-0.8-2_0.14.0-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libgee-0.8-2_0.14.0-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge shotwell shotwell-common
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/daily-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install shotwell

Optional, to remove shotwell, from both 32 bit and 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove shotwell

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