Today I am going to introduce you to PhotoFlare which is a powerful yet simple image editing tool. PhotoFlare is developed using the latest C++ 17 libraries. It is powered by QT Framework and outclasses all other software. Not only is PhotoFlare lightweight but also carries super performance under its belt. It consumes less memory and does a fantastic job.
In this tutorial, I will highlight how to install PhotoFlare on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.
Step 1. Install PhotoFlare on Ubuntu
PhotoFlare does not require any hard dependencies therefore it is simple to install on Ubuntu. If QT libraries are not installed already then the overall download size might look larger than usual.
First things first, I would suggest updating system repositories. Run the following command to update the system repositories.
$ sudo apt update
Now your computer is ready to install PhotoFlare. Run the following command to install PhotoFlare on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
$ sudo apt install -y photoflare
Confirm that PhotoFlare has been installed successfully using the following command:
$ photoflare --version
However, it is not necessary.
Step 2. Where is PhotoFlare?
You can find PhotoFlare in both the system dashboard and command line after installation.
You will need to check the graphics folder or search the system dashboard to access PhotoFlare. It will look like something below:
To access it from the command line simply invoke the photoflare command as below to use the software.
There is always one option available to access any software on any operating system. That is to look it into the system dashboard as shown in the above screenshot.
Step 3. Launch PhotoFlare
In this tutorial, I will launch PhotoFlare from the system dashboard. I will go to the dashboard and search the software as shown in the previous step and hit enter.
Step 4. Remove PhotoFlare
Removing PhotoFlare is also simple. It does not require any special efforts. On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, you just need to invoke the following command, and it will perform a clean removal of the PhotoFlare packages.
$ sudo apt remove photoflare
This will remove photoflare and related libraries as shown below.
PhotoFlare is not merely a photo editing tool. It is also an excellent photo viewer. It can handle a vast number of image extensions. It takes very little memory and the photo editing experience is also seamless. You would benefit from these features while editing your photos.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.