PhotoQt 1.2.1 Brings A New Feature and Fixes. This Is How to Install it on Ubuntu and Fedora

PhotoQt 1.2.1 has been released, brings a new option to disable tray icon and fixes.

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 1.2.1, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes and fixes:

  • Fix: Transitioning half-transparent images caused issues
  • Fix: Wheel Sensitivity
  • Fix: Store window geometry in proper folder
  • Fix: Set default values to global variables
  • Fix: Properly quit PhotoQt
  • Fix: Check for which imagereader to use
  • Fix: Treat symlinks to images as own image
  • Add: Option to completely disable tray icon

Installation instructions:

PhotoQt is available via some third party PPA, so installing it on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr,and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2 is easy. You just need to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the photoqt package:

$ 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

Also, PhotoQt is available for the latest Fedora systems via some third party repository.

How to install PhotoQt 1.2.1 on Fedora 22 systems:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:zhonghuaren/Fedora_22/home:zhonghuaren.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/home:zhonghuaren.repo
$ sudo dnf install photoqt

Optional, to remove photoqt, do:

$ sudo dnf remove photoqt

How to install PhotoQt 1.2.1 on Fedora 21 systems:

$ sudo wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:zhonghuaren/Fedora_21/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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