Install PhotoScape on Linux Mint 20 - Step by step guide ?

The demand for photo editing software grew tremendously after the advent of different social media platforms. We all like to upload our photos on these platforms after giving them some nice editing effects. PhotoScape is a feature-rich and extremely intuitive cross-platform photo editing software.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux system Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into the complete procedure of installing PhotoScape on a Linux Mint 20 system.

Steps to install PhotoScape on Linux Mint 20

1. Enable snaps on Linux Mint

On Linux Mint 20, /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref needs to be removed before Snap can be installed. This can be accomplished from the command line:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
$ sudo apt update

To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install snapd

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

2. Install PhotoScape on the system

You can install PhotoScape on Linux Mint 20 by running the below command:

$ sudo snap install photoscape

Once the Snap Daemon finishes the installation of PhotoScape on your Linux Mint 20 system, you will see the version of the package installed on your Terminal.

How to Launch PhotoScape on Linux Mint 20 ?

To launch the PhotoScape application on your Linux Mint 20 system, you need to launch the Mint Menu. Then, you need to search for PhotoScape in the given search bar and click on the result.

Now you will see the general interface of the PhotoScape application.

How to uninstall PhotoScape from Linux Mint 20 ?

To remove the PhotoScape application from your Linux Mint 20 machine, you can execute the following command:

$ sudo snap remove photoscape

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This article covers the complete installation procedure of PhotoScape on a Linux Mint 20 machine. In fact, after installing on the system, you can conveniently use it for editing your photos just according to your way. 

Main Features of PhotoScape  includes:

  • Viewer: View photos in your folder, create a slideshow.
  • Editor: resizing, brightness and color adjustment, white balance, backlight correction, frames, balloons, mosaic mode, adding text, drawing pictures, cropping, filters, red eye removal, blooming, paint brush, clone stamp, effect brush
  • Batch editor: Batch edit multiple photos.
  • Page: Merge multiple photos on the page frame to create one final photo.
  • Combine: Attach multiple photos vertically or horizontally to create one final photo.
  • Animated GIF: Use multiple photos to create a final animated photo.
  • Print: Print portrait shots, carte de visites(CDV), passport photos.
  • Splitter: Slice a photo into several pieces.
  • Screen Capture: Capture your screenshot and save it.
  • Color Picker: Zoom in on images, search and pick a color.
  • Rename: Change photo file names in batch mode.
  • Raw Converter: Convert RAW to JPG.
  • Paper Print: Print lined, graph, music and calendar paper.
  • Face Search: Find similar faces on the Internet.

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