How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux

When you’re looking for an easy way to organize your photos, KPhotoAlbum is the program that will make it easier than ever before. With this simple yet powerful tool in hand, there’s no longer a need to worry about what photo goes where because everything can be done through its intuitive interface, like viewing images individually or browsing by category. Best of all, taking advantage of some excellent features like seeing which ones were taken today without having them mess up any other date stamps!

In the following tutorial, you will learn to install the KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux using two alternative methods: the dnf package manager or the flatpak package manager, with some tips for maintaining or removing KPhotoAlbum in the future.

Update Fedora Linux

The first step is to make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid issues during the installation and for good practice. This is done by opening your terminal and using the following command.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install KPhotoAlbum – DNF Method

The first option is to use the Fedora default DNF repository. This is a stable and secure version and is most recommended to install over any other package manager but can be outdated compared to Flatpaks alternative option that is usually up-to-date.

First, execute the following DN F install command.

sudo dnf install kphotoalbum -y

The following Flatpak method will install the latest KPhotoAlbum for those that want to stay with the absolute latest version.

Install KPhotoAlbum – Flatpak Method

The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager installed on Fedora-based systems. The extra benefit of using Flatpak installations is that you will always have the most up-to-date version. However, with distributions such as Fedora or similar types that focus on the latest packages, the significant advantage is often not as substantial or not present. However, still, this is the user’s discretion in choosing.

First, re-install the Flatpak manager if it was removed previously.

sudo dnf install flatpak -y

For users re-installing Flatpak, it is often recommended to reboot your system. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues arising, such as paths not being generated for icons.



Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Ideally, you should reboot at this stage; if you skip this and notice icons not appearing, the reboot will generate the paths required for the future.


Now run the installation using the following flatpak command.

flatpak install flathub org.kde.kphotoalbum -y

If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’ use the following command.

flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub

This will fix the issue.

How to Launch KPhotoAlbum

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

In your terminal, type the following command.


If you would like to launch KPhotoAlbum and continue using the terminal, use the <application-name> & command.

kphotoalbum &

Lastly, Flatpak users can run from the terminal using the following command.

flatpak run org.kde.kphotoalbum

However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop.

Activities (top-right corner) > Show Applications > KPhotoAlbum


How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux

The first time you launch KPhotoAlbum, you will have an installation wizard appear. This is just to create your database or view the demo and modify the standard path of where it will be saved.


How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux

Click Load Demo or Check My Feature Set for the curious users. For most just click on Create My Own Database…

When creating a database, you can choose a root directory optionally if the default path is not suitable for you.


How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux

Once you have finished the above, you can begin using the photo software.


How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux

How to Update/Upgrade KPhotoAlbum

Updates should appear in notifications, but if these fail to show sometimes, it is recommended to check using the terminal regardless use one of the following commands to check for updates.

DNF Method

sudo dnf update --refresh

Flatpak Method

flatpak update

How to Remove (Uninstall) KPhotoAlbum

Use one of the following commands to suit the original installation method for users who no longer require the application.

DNF Remove Method

sudo dnf autoremove kphotoalbum --purge -y

Note, autoremove will also delete any unused packages from KPhotoAlbum and any other leftovers from previous applications. Most times, this is safe to do and should be done to keep your system from being bloated.

Flatpak Remove Method

flatpak remove  --delete-data org.kde.kphotoalbum -y

Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-ups required, similar to the autoremove command described for the DNF remove example command.

flatpak remove --unused

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install KPhotoAlbum on Fedora 36 Linux using one of the two installation methods.

If you are an amateur or professional photographer, you will find that KPhotoAlbum is a great way to organize and view your photos. The application makes it easy to add annotations and categorize your photos differently. You can also time-browse through your photos to relive memories.


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