How to Install Photivo on Linux Mint 18.3

To Install Photivo on Linux Mint 18.3

 Photivo is a free and open source photo processor for RAW and bitmap images with 16-bit precision. Photivo tries to give the user as much control as possible to express his creativity and to allow flexible adjustments for the various needs in photography. Photivo also has many other features and some of them are listed below. 



  • 16-bit internal processing, color managed with LCMS2.
  • Gimp workflow integration (import and export)
  • Works with RAWs and Bitmaps (8 bit bitmaps are transformed and processed with 16 bit, which usually gives better results).
  • CA correction, Green equilibration, line denoise, badpixel reduction, wavelet denoise, median filters on RAW data.
  • Perspective correction (tilt and turn), distorsion and geometry (also defish) correction
  • Demosaicing: Bilinear, VNG, VNG4, PPG, AHD, DCB, mod. AHD, VCD, LMMSE, AMaZE (needs work!).
  • RGB, R, G, B, L*, a*, b*, Texture, Detail, Denoise, Hue, Saturation, L* by Hue, Base curve.
  • Tonemapping (Reinhard 05 (RGB Brighten), Fattal et al. (Dynamic range compress)).
  • Several local contrast filters (HiRaLoAm (Local contrast), texture contrast, local contrast stretch).
  • Sharpen (Edge avoiding wavlets, USM, Highpass, Inverse diffusion, Wiener filter, Gradient sharpen).
  • Denoise, separately on Luminance and Color (Edge avoiding wavelets, GreyCStoration, Wavelet, Masked bilateral, Pyramid) and via a hue or luminance sensitive denoise curve.
  • Adaptive saturation.
  • Film grain simulation.
  • Black and white conversion.
  • (Split) Toning.


Installing Photivo

First, make sure you update your system by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease             
Ign:3 sylvia InRelease                                           
Get:4 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]
Get:5 sylvia Release [24.2 kB]                                  
Get:19 xenial-security/main i386 Packages [393 kB]                                                                                                                                                        
Get:20 xenial-backports/main i386 Packages [4,840 B]                                                                                                                                                       
Get:21 xenial-backports/universe amd64 Packages [6,628 B]                                                                                                                                                  
Get:22 xenial-backports/universe i386 Packages [6,620 B]                                                                                                                                                   
Get:23 xenial-security/main Translation-en [190 kB]                                                                                                                                                       
Get:24 xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [202 kB]                                                                                                                                                   
Get:25 xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [163 kB]                                                                                                                                                    
Get:26 xenial-security/universe Translation-en [103 kB]                                                                                                                                                   
Fetched 4,966 kB in 10s (485 kB/s)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Reading package lists... Done

You shall now add the repository by making use of the following command. 

linuxhelp user # add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
You are about to add the following PPA:
 Every photographer needs some tools...

 More info:
Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+C to cancel

Executing: /tmp/tmp.giCxe19rFY/ --keyserver
gpg: requesting key 93330B78 from hkp server
gpg: key 93330B78: public key "Launchpad PPA for Dariusz Duma" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

Once again, you need to update the system. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get update
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial-updates InRelease                                                                           
Get:3 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                                                               
Ign:4 sylvia InRelease                                                                                                  
Hit:5 xenial-security InRelease                                                   
Hit:6 xenial InRelease                                     
Hit:7 xenial-backports InRelease                                                        
Hit:8 sylvia Release                                                                       
Get:10 xenial/main Sources [17.7 kB]
Get:11 xenial/main amd64 Packages [13.1 kB]
Get:12 xenial/main i386 Packages [12.5 kB]
Get:13 xenial/main Translation-en [8,544 B]
Fetched 69.3 kB in 2s (31.7 kB/s)          
Reading package lists... Done


You shall now install Photivo. 

linuxhelp user # apt-get install photivo
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgraphicsmagick++-q16-12 libgraphicsmagick-q16-3 liblensfun-data liblensfun0
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libgraphicsmagick++-q16-12 libgraphicsmagick-q16-3 liblensfun-data liblensfun0 photivo
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 183 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,481 kB of archives.
After this operation, 17.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial/universe amd64 libgraphicsmagick-q16-3 amd64 1.3.23-1build1 [1,103 kB]
Selecting previously unselected package photivo.
Preparing to unpack .../photivo_20160525-1dhor~xenial_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking photivo (20160525-1dhor~xenial) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libgraphicsmagick-q16-3 (1.3.23-1build1) ...
Setting up libgraphicsmagick++-q16-12 (1.3.23-1build1) ...
Setting up liblensfun-data (0.2.8-3) ...
Setting up liblensfun0 (0.2.8-3) ...
Setting up photivo (20160525-1dhor~xenial) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ...


Once Photvio has been installed, you shall launch it from your Linux Mint search field. 


You shall type Photivo in the search field. 


The Photivo icon appears on the screen. 


Click the icon to open. 



The application is now open. 
With this, the method to install Photivo comes to an end. 

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