Install ‘Entangle’ – Tethered Camera Control & Capture App in Ubuntu

Last updated: April 22, 2024

Entangle is a free tethered camera control & capture software. Here’s how to install it in all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 24.04, and Ubuntu 20.04

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 3.0 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The app is available in system repository for all current Ubuntu releases. Simply launch Ubuntu Software (or App Center), then just search and click install ‘entangle’:

For choice, you may press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, then run the commands instead to install the software:

sudo apt install entangle

Run sudo apt update first to refresh cache if the package is not found.

For old Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04, you may run the commands below to add this PPA before using apt install command:

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


To remove the software, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove entangle


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One response to Install ‘Entangle’ – Tethered Camera Control & Capture App in Ubuntu

  1. John aka vk2emq March 18, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Many thanks for this howto – installation proceeded without a problem. I’ve been trying for several months to compile the latest Entangle v2.0 without success ….
    The package installed on 64bit Ubuntu 18.04 for Intel/AMD64, which OS is also available for Raspberry Pi 3.
    Would it be possible using your ppa to install Entangle on RPI 3 (current version of Entangle available through Raspbian apt-get install is 0.71) ?