Hugin 2019 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04/16.04

Hugin panorama stitcher 2019.0.0 was released today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.

Changes in Hugin 2019.0.0 include:

  • Added raw import: It converts the RAW images to TIFF using a raw converter.
  • Fixes for align_image_stack with EXR images.
  • Added option for range compression.
  • New hotkeys for mask editor (change zoom level with 0, 1 and 2).
  • Expression parser can now read also all image variables.
  • line_find: Ignore lines with low distance to each other to get better coverage.
  • pano_modify: Added new switch --projection-parameter to set projection parameters.
  • Store program settings according to XDG base dir specification (Linux only, needs wxWidgets >= 3.1.1).

How to Install Hugin 2019 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, do following steps to install the panorama stitcher via an unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then run commands to check updates and install Hugin 2019:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install hugin

or upgrade it via Software Updater if a previous release was installed.


To remove Hugin panorama stitcher, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove hugin hugin-tools

To remove PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.