Install Tethered Shooting App Entangle 0.6.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

February 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

Entangle Tethered Shooting

Entangle is an open-source software for “tethered shooting”, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer.

With a digital SLR camera Entangle allows:

  • Trigger the shutter from the computer
  • Live preview of scene before shooting
  • Automatic download and display of photos as they are shot
  • Control of all camera settings from computer

entangle tethered shooting for camera

Entangle is available in Ubuntu Software Center out-of-the-box, but Canonical does not provide updates for this software. Since Ubuntu repositories provide the 0.5.4 release for 14.04 LTS, Entangle has reached the 0.6.1 release recently with below changes:

  • Require GTK >= 3.4
  • Fix check for GIO package in configure
  • Add missing icons to Makefile
  • Follow freedesktop thumbnail standard storage location
  • Refactor capture code to facilitate plugin script automation
  • Fix bug causing plugin to be displayed more than once
  • Make histogram height larger
  • Strip trailing ’2′ from widget labels to be more friendly
  • Completely rewrite control panel display to show a small, user configurable subset from all the camera controls.
  • Remember custom list of camera controls per camera model
  • Hide compiler warnings from new glib atomic opertaions
  • Update to newer gnulib compiler warnings code
  • Remove broken double buffering code that’s no required when using GTK3
  • Remove use of deprecated GtkMisc APis
  • Allow camera picker list to show multiple lines
  • Remove crufty broken code from session browser that was breaking with new GTK versions
  • Disable libraw auto brightness since it totally overexposes many images, generally making things look worse
  • Fix memory leak handling camera events
  • Add keywords to desktop & appdata files

Install or Upgrade Entangle:

Entangle 0.6.1 is available in a third-party ppa for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint 17.1.

Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Entangle ppa

Then run below commands one by one to install Entangle. Or you can upgrade it through Software Updater if you’ve an old version installed.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install entangle

For photographers, there are more useful tools available in this PPA.

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