How to install Showfoto in Ubuntu?

Showfoto is a fast and powerful image editing tool that can be used to edit and improve image quality. It is a standalone photo editor of the DigiKam project. This is one of the best photo editing applications for beginners, you can add filters, apply a bunch of effects, and enjoy simple editing.

In this article, I will discuss how to install Showfoto in Ubuntu Linux.

Features of Showfoto

The key features of the Showfoto image editing application are –

  • Free and opensource
  • Lightweight
  • Fast and powerful
  • Supports various image import and export formats
  • Easily able to handle large collection of files

How to install Showfoto in Ubuntu

Showfoto is available in the default repository of Ubuntu. You can download and install it on your system from Ubuntu Software or by using the apt command in your terminal.

Installing Showfoto from Ubuntu

Open Ubuntu Software on your system and search Showfoto, click on its icon when appears as you can see in the image below.

showfoto search

Next click on Install this will ask you for your authentication, Enter your password and then click on Authenticate.

install showfoto


Installing Showfoto using apt command

Before you run a command to install ShowFoto on your system first make sure that the apt package index is updated.

Refresh the apt package repository by using the given command –

sudo apt update

Next, use the following command to install ShowFoto on your system –

sudo apt install showfoto

Type y and then press the Enter key when it asks for your confirmation.

You can also download and install it from its official download page.

Open Showfoto application in Ubuntu

Once the installation is completed, you can launch it by searching Showfoto in the Ubuntu activities dashboard as you can see in the image below.


Now you can see the user interface of this application in the given image. Here you can import an image and start editing.

showfoto interface

How to remove Showfoto from Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove the Showfoto application from your system then use the following command –

sudo apt remove showfoto -y

And then remove unused dependencies by using –

sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove


You have successfully installed Showfoto on your Ubuntu system.

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