PhotoQt is available as Flatpak, hosted on Flathub. Most users should be able to install PhotoQt simply by downloading its .flatpakref file and opening it with an application like GNOME Software or KDE's Discover. Alternatively you can install it using the command line following these three easy steps:

  1. First you need to ensure that Flatpak is installed on your system by checking here for your distribution. If it already is, you can skip this step.

  2. Now add the Flathub repository:

    $ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://dl.flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

  3. And finally install PhotoQt using its .flatpakref file:

    $ flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.photoqt.PhotoQt.flatpakref

And this is all that needs to be done! Now you can run the flatpak version of PhotoQt using:

$ flatpak run org.photoqt.PhotoQt

Please note that caching thumbnails in files does not seem to work at the moment with the Flatpack package. However, this is set as the default. To fix the thumbnails, you need to change the caching type from files to database (in the settings manager, second tab).

For more information on how to use Flatpak check out the official guide.

A big Thank You to Jiri Eischmann, the maintainer of PhotoQt for Fedora, for his support and help in getting PhotoQt ready for Flatpak!

2 comments on: Flatpak

  1. Laurent Bonnaud says:

    There is a small typo in the instructions above:

    flatpak remote-add kde https://distribute.kde.or/flatpak-testing –gpg-import=kdeflatpak.asc

    should be:

    flatpak remote-add kde https://distribute.kde.org/flatpak-testing –gpg-import=kdeflatpak.asc

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