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How To Install Gwenview on Debian 12

Install Gwenview on Debian 12

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Gwenview on Debian 12. Gwenview is a highly regarded image viewer that is part of the KDE suite of applications. It is known for its speed, efficiency, and user-friendly interface, making it a preferred choice for users who need a reliable tool for managing and editing images. Debian 12 users can benefit from installing Gwenview using Flatpak, which offers a sandboxed environment, enhancing the security and stability of the application.

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 Gwenview image viewer on a Debian 12 (Bookworm).


Before proceeding with the installation of Gwenview on Debian 12, ensure you meet the following requirements:

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Gwenview.
  • A user account with sudo privileges to execute administrative commands.

Install Gwenview on Debian 12 Bookworm

Step 1. First, update your package index to ensure you have access to the latest software versions:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Flatpak.

Since we’ll install Gwenview using Flatpak, ensure Flatpak is installed with:

sudo apt install flatpak

With Flatpak installed, the Flathub remote repository must be added to access Gwenview and other Flatpak applications:

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

Step 3. Installing Gwenview on Debian 12.

With Flatpak installed and the Flathub repository added, you can now proceed to install Gwenview:

flatpak install flathub org.kde.gwenview

Step 4. Accessing Gwenview on Debian.

Once the installation is complete, Geeqie can be launched from your applications menu or directly from the terminal using the command:

flatpak run org.kde.gwenview

Install Gwenview on Debian 12 Bookworm

If you wish to uninstall Gwenview installed via Flatpak, run:

flatpak uninstall org.kde.gwenview

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Gwenview. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of the Gwenview image viewer and manager on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Gwenview website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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