How to Install PhotoQt Image Viewer in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: January 20, 2015

PhotoQt Image Viewer

PhotoQt is an open-source Qt based image viewer designed to be fast, simple, good looking, yet powerful and highly configurable.

This full screen image viewer features:

  • Based on Qt5
  • Support of many image formats (use of GraphicsMagick)
  • Rotating, flipping, zooming images – no permanent changes
  • Scaling images – permanent change
  • Basic File Management (Renaming, Deleting, Moving, Copying)
  • Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts
  • Set-as-Wallpaper function
  • Slideshow feature
  • Exif information
  • Highly Adjustable to your custom preference
  • Interface that doesn’t get into your way
  • Very fast and flexible
  • Thumbnail Cache
  • System Tray Usage
  • Command Line Options
  • Several translations available
  • and much more…

PhotoQt Image view

PhotoQt Shortcuts

PhotoQt Slideshow

Install PhotoQt in Ubuntu:

The most recent release PhotoQt 1.2 brings XCF and PSB/PSD support. It’s available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.

To install it, open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, do:

1. Run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:samrog131/ppa

Type in your user password when it asks.

2. Update system package cache by running command:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally install the image viewer:

sudo apt-get install photoqt

If for some reason you want to remove PhotoQt as well as the PPA repository, run below command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove photoqt && sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:samrog131/ppa

That’s it.


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