Tethered Camera Control & Capture ‘Entangle’ 2.0 Released (Howto Install)

Entangle, free tethered camera control & capture software, released version 2.0 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and derivatives.

Entangle provides a graphical interface for “tethered shooting”, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer. The 2.0 release, “Sodium”, features:

  • Document some missing keyboard shortcuts
  • Fix upper bound in histogram to display clipped pixel
  • Option to highlight over exposed pixels in red
  • Disable noisy compiler warning
  • Remove use of deprecated application menu concept
  • Fix image redraw when changing some settings
  • Update mailing list address in appdaat
  • Add more fields to appdata content
  • Fix reference counting during window close
  • Use correct API for destroying top level windows
  • Fix unmounting of cameras with newer gvfs URI naming scheme
  • Avoid out of bounds read of property values
  • Fix many memory leaks
  • Workaround for combo boxes not displaying on Wayland
  • Fix race condition in building enums
  • Fix setting of gschema directory during startup
  • Set env to ensure plugins can find introspection typelib
  • Dependency libraries, and translation updates

How to install entangle 2.0 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release packages has been made into an unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Ming 19.x, and Ubuntu 18.10. Due to requirement of GTK >= 3.22, Ubuntu 16.04 package is not supported any more.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from application launcher. When it opens, paste below command hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Type user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then upgrade the software from an existing release via Software Updater:

or run command to install it in terminal:

sudo apt-get install entangle gir1.2-entangle-0.1

For Linux Mint, you may first run sudo apt-get update to refresh system package cache.


To remove the PPA, either open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:dhor/myway

To remove the software, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove entangle