How to Install Gthumb 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.04

Last updated: October 3, 2019

This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest Gthumb image viewer and organizer 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

Gthumb is a free open-source image viewer and organizer with editing options for the Gnome desktop. The latest so far is Gthumb 3.8.1 that features stability improvement and updated translations.

While Ubuntu main repository offers an old version of the software, here’s how to install the latest Gthumb 3.8.1 via Dariusz Duma’s PPA.

1.) Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for terminal from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If an old version was installed, upgrade Gthumb using Software Updater:

or run commands in terminal to install the image viewer:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gthumb


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

And you can remove Gthumb via command:

sudo apt remove gthumb gthumb-data


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