How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using three methods: apt package manager and flatpak package manager with some tips for maintaining or removing KPhotoAlbum in the future.

Update Ubuntu

Before you begin, make sure your system is up-to-date to avoid any conflicts during the installation, and for good practice, use the terminal command as follows.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install KPhotoAlbum – APT Method

The first option is to use the Ubuntu 22.04 default APT 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 This is a stable and secure version and is most recommended to install over any other package manager but can be outdated compared to Flatpaks alternative option that is usually up-to-date.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 apt install command.

sudo apt install kphotoalbum -y

The following Flatpak method will install the latest KPhotoAlbum for those that want to stay with the absolute latest version, especially as Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ages.

Install KPhotoAlbum – Flatpak Method

The second option is to use the Flatpak package manager. This comes installed on Ubuntu unless you removed it. This is another popular option similar to Snap but is featured amongst many distributions as an alternative third-party installation package manager for the latest packages.

First, re-install Flatpak if you have removed the package manager previously.

sudo apt install flatpak -y

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

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

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.

reboot

Now run the installation using the following flatpak command.

flatpak install flathub org.kde.kphotoalbum -y

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.

kphotoalbum

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 to open with the path.

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

Example:

How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Once you open KPhotoAlbum, you will see the first default landing screen.

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

Example:

How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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

Example:

How to Install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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.

APT Method

sudo apt update

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.

APT Remove Method

sudo apt 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 apt remove example command.

flatpak remove --unused

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install KPhotoAlbum on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish using one of the three 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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