Shotwell 0.26.2 Released! How to Install it via PPA in Ubuntu

shotwell 0.26.2

Gnome photo management software Shotwell 0.26.2 was released hours ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives via PPA.

Shotwell 0.26.2 is a small bug-fix release with following changes:

  • Fix issue when minimizing publishing UI on Unity
  • Fix browsing on GVFS-mounted file systems
  • Fix missing linebreaks in comments when writing back meta-data
  • Fix crash when no import plugin is selected
  • Translation updates

How to Install Shotwell 0.26.2 in Ubuntu:

To install the latest shotwell packages, follow the steps below one by one to add the official shotwell PPA and do updates.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell

Input your password (no visual feedback) when prompts and hit Enter.

Shotwell PPA

2. Then you can upgrade Shotwell via Software Updater (Update Manager) after checking for updates:


Or simply run commands in terminal to install the latest shotwell photo manager:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install shotwell


To uninstall Shotwell 0.26.2 and restore it to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repository, purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:yg-jensge/shotwell

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