PhotoQt v4.5

Ubuntu and Windows users: I have good news!

Published: 29th of July, 2015

I made some progress regarding a Ubuntu PPA and the Windows executables:

Lets start with Ubuntu:

About two weeks before version 1.3 was released, the PPA that used to contain PhotoQt was discontinued. Thus, as the time for v1.3 came around, the only option Ubuntu users had was to install PhotoQt using either the 32Bit or 64Bit deb-package. However, now there's a new PPA available, and this one wont suddenly disappear out of nowhere (as it is maintained by me)! To add the new PPA and install PhotoQt from there, simply run the following from a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:~lumas/photoqt
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install photoqt

As PhotoQt needs at least Qt 5.3 (though 5.4 or 5.5 is recommended), it is not available for 14.04LTS, as it ships with the very old version of 5.2... You first need to update your Qt installation there before installing PhotoQt, e.g., from the still-provided package files on the Downloads page.

Since the last release, the only option Windows users had in order to install PhotoQt, was a basic 32Bit installer (i.e., no option for GraphicsMagick or Exiv2). After many trials and errors, I finally managed to compile both a basic and full version and (most importantly) to run and use them in Windows (tested on Windows 7)! So you can once again download and install either one from the Downloads page.
So far, only a 32Bit version is available, but that shouldn't pose a problem (as it also runs on 64Bit systems). Also, gif and tiff support is currently still missing, though I unfortunately might not be able to do anything about this for the moment...

Please let me know, if anything is not working properly!