In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Trimage on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Trimage is a cross-platform GUI and command-line interface to optimize image files for websites, using optipng, pngcrush, advpng and jpegoptim, depending on the filetype (currently, PNG and JPG files are supported). It was inspired by imageoptim. All image files are losslessly compressed on the highest available compression levels, and EXIF and other metadata are removed. Trimage gives you various input functions to fit your own workflow: A regular file dialog, dragging and dropping, and various command-line options.
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 Trimage image compressor 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, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 Trimage 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 Trimage on Ubuntu 20.04.
The Trimage image compressor is available in the official repositories of practically all GNU / Linux distributions and it can be easily installed using the command line below:
sudo apt install trimage
Verifying Trimage version and installation on your system:
Step 3. Accessing Trimage on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, now for launch the program from the terminal, we will only have to write in the terminal:
With the help of a few commands, you can reduce the size of an unlimited number of images in a directory:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Trimage. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Trimage on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Trimage website.