How to install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Image Viewer for Linux

KPhotoAlbum also known as KimDaBa is an image viewer and organizer for Unix-like systems. This application makes it easy for users to annotate images and videos taken with a digital camera.

Users can search for images based on those annotations/categories and use the results in a variety of ways. Features include slideshows, annotation, KIPI plugin support for manipulating images, and Boolean searches. You can opt for slideshows to view the image along with the ability to compress images.

With KPhotoAlbum it is possible to find any image in less than 5 seconds based on a powerful tag system, let that be an image with a special person, an image from a special place, or even both. Adding tags is quiet easy with KPhotoAlbum, it is highly optimised for tagging images. You can tag hundreds of images quickly with just a bit of practice.

Key Features of KPhotoAlbum

  • Perfect image manager to tag and manage the pictures
  • See photo slideshow
  • Demo databases
  • Unify duplicate files
  • Image compression
  • Generate thumbnails
  • A lot of Accessories to Export / Import / Edit images
  • Generate statistics

Installing KPhotoAlbum from Ubuntu apt repository

KPhotoAlbum is included in Ubuntu 20.04. Follow the step by step guide to install the application.

Step #1

Type the following command to update the apt sources.

$ sudo apt update

Step #2

Now execute this command to install the KPhotoAlbum package.

$ sudo apt install kphotoalbum

With the help of && you can write both the commands in a single line. Something like this:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install kphotoalbum

At this step, you have successfully installed KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “KPhotoAlbum” and install the application.

Starting KPhotoAlbum

KPhotoAlbum can be launched from the command line by typing kphotoalbum or In the Activities search bar type “KPhotoAlbum” and click on the icon.

KPhotoAlbum User Interface:

How to Uninstall KPhotoAlbum from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall KPhotoAlbum, type the following command.

$ sudo apt remove kphotoalbum


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

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