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How To Install Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Darktable is a free and open-source photography application program and raw developer. It is built for photographers, and can handle and process a larger number of images easily. Darktable is a cross-platform application tailored for most major Linux distributions, Solaris, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Darktable open-source raw photo development tool on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Darktable via Apt Ubuntu Default Repository.

By default, Darktable is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Darktable to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install darktable
  • Install Darktable using Snap Store.

If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install Darktable, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install darktable

Step 3. Accessing Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Darktable or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:


Install Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Darktable. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Darktable on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Darktable website.

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