In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LightZone on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, LightZone is a free, open-source digital photo editor application that is one of the best alternatives to Adobe Lightroom. It is a non-destructive editor that enables users to copy a batch of photos with a single click. Users can build up a stack of tools that can be rearranged, readjusted, and turned off & on. LightZone is a multiplatform program, that already works on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
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 LightZone image editor on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, 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).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for LightZone.
non-root sudo useror 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 LightZone on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
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
Step 2. Installing LightZone on Ubuntu 20.04
By default, LightZone is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Personal Package Archives (PPA) to your system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lightzone-team/lightzone
Then, run the following command to install the LightZone package on Ubuntu:
sudo apt update sudo apt install lightzone
Step 3. Accessing LightZone on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> LightZone or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed LightZone. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the LightZone open-source digital photo editor application on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official LightZone website.