How To Install LightZone on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install LightZone on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LightZone on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, LightZone is a free, open-source digital photo editor software application. It has a simple, intuitive user interface that is designed to help you quickly find the tools you need. And with its powerful features and flexible workflow, LightZone is an excellent choice for professional photographers and serious hobbyists alike. LightZone is one of the greatest free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom. It is cross-platform, which means it can be used on Linux, macOS, and 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 LightZone open-source photo editing software 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.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for LightZone.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A 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 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 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing LightZone on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, LightZone is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the LightZone PPA to your system. A PPA (Personal Package Archive) is a software repository that provides a convenient way to install packages. To add the LightZone PPA, open the Terminal and run the following commands:

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/lightzone.gpg] $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lightzone.list

Next, import the GPG key using the following command:

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/lightzone.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 2DA92BDC746F2AA4B4D731A85AA486499A711C63

After adding the LightZone repository, you can now install LightZone on your system. To install LightZone, run the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install lightzone

Step 3. Accessing LightZone 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 -> LightZone or execute the command on the terminal:


Install LightZone on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

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