Install Tethered Shooting App Entangle 0.6.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: February 27, 2015

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.


I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to remind me outdated tutorial! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via [email protected] Buy me a coffee: