How to install Showfoto on Ubuntu 20.04 – A image editor for Linux

Showfoto is an open source fast Image Editor with powerful image editing tools. You can use it to view your photographs and improve them. It’s completely free and comes with all the standard photo editing functionalists such as transformation, filtering, adding effects, metadata editing, and many more.

Showfoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It is lightweight and not feature-rich though it is a good image editing software that doesn’t require other software to run.

Showfoto relies on a number of libraries and support packages to load and save image formats. This application supports various image formates such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF etc.

This application supports RAW image loading only, relying on the Libraw library which is included in Showfoto core and supports over 800 RAW file formats such as CRW, NEF, ORF, RAF etc.

Key Features of ShowFoto

  • Free and Open-Source
  • Lightweight
  • Allows to edit meta data such as tags, dates, geotags, ratings, captions etc.
  • Supports various Image formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF.
  • Showfoto supports 800 RAW image file formats

Installing Showfoto from Ubuntu apt repository

Showfoto 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 Showfoto package.

$ sudo apt install showfoto

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

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install showfoto

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

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

Starting Showfoto

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

Showfoto User Interface:

How to Uninstall Showfoto from Ubuntu 20.04

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

$ sudo apt remove showfoto


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

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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