How To Install Shotwell 0.20.2 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 0.20.2, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Fix crash when deleting a photo in Shotwell Photo Viewer
  • Fix crash when deleting a photo
  • Better detection of corrupt files while importing
  • Updated translations

how to install Shotwell 0.20.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 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 0.20.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, 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 derivative systems.

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 add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the shotwell package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/daily-builds
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install shotwell

Optional, to remove shotwell, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove shotwell

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