How to install Lightworks video editor in Ubuntu?

Lightworks is a feature-rich, professional, non-linear video editing software. It is a cross-platform software available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Lightworks supports editing of full HD and 4K videos. Lightworks is available in two versions free and paid versions.

In this article, I will discuss how to install Lightworks video editor in Ubuntu Linux.

Features of Lightworks

The key features of Lightworks are given below.

  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Drag and drop support
  • Easy timeline editing and trimming
  • Support various video file format
  • Advanced Multicam editing
  • Provides various video effects and transitions
  • Export video in SD/HD and 4K formats

How to install Lightworks in Ubuntu

Lightworks deb package is available you can download and install it for free on your Ubuntu system. To download it first go to the official website of Lightworks and click on START YOUR EDIT- IT’S FREE!.

lightworks website

This will open the signup form as given in the image below, enter your email and create a password and click on Sign Up.

sign up form lightworks

Now this will bring you to the download page here click on Download as highlighted in the image below.

download page

This will start downloading Lightworks in your browser once completed go to the download location. Right-click on the Lightworks deb file and click on Open With Software Install.

download location

Next click on Install.

install lightworks

This will ask you to enter your password, enter it and click on Authenticate.


Now the Lightwork will get installed on your system.

Start Lightworks in Ubuntu

After the installation of Lightworks on your system you can launch it from the activity dashboard. Search Lightworks and when an icon appears like given in the image click on it to launch the application.

search lightworks

You will see the Lightworks welcome screen, click on Next to proceed.

lightwork welcome

Next, you will be asked to sign, enter email and password click on Sing-In and Next. The free version is available for 7 days free license you need to renew it every 7 days.

sign in

Once you signed in successfully next you will be asked to select a language, choose your language and click on Next.

select language

Next, select the keyboard layout and click on Next.

select keyboard layout

Next, choose the project layout by default it is fixed you can change it to flexible. After selecting the project layout click on Next.

project layout

Finally, click on Start.


The following image shows the interface of the Lightworks application.

lightworks interface


You have successfully installed Lightworks on your system you can start editing videos. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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