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Post by LughClyde » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:37 pm

In my conversion from Win7 to LM 10, I'm trying to get the same photo editing capability that I had in Photoshop with a few filters. GIMP is pretty good, but not quite there. I found an editing tool that works with GIMP and gives a lot of high-end editing power that isn't even in Photoshop. It's very good! Check it out here:

The problem is that it doesn't come in any package. It took me a couple of days to compile the thing. (I'm not a developer and wasn't setup for all those libraries and dependencies.) I did get it compiled and it runs great under LM 10 RC 64 bit.

I'm suggesting that someone seriously look at helping this guy package Photivo and getting it in our repositories. It goes a long way to increasing the high-end photo editing in Linux.


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Re: Photivo

Post by adam933 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Hi Clyde,

I finally got Photivo compiled in Mint 9 Isadora 32 bit, but I couldn't get it to run. It would exit a with message that said "Can't open LensfunDatabase".

I then noticed that the line preceeding the error stated that "the Shared folder is .photivo". When I tried to copy the LensfunDatabase folder to the .photivo folder, there was no .photivo folder in my Home directory. Once I created the .photivo folder under my Home folder (and copied the LensfunDatabase folder into it - probably not necessary), Photivo came right up with no errors.

Hope this helps others to try Photivo. Be sure you use the QT4 version of "qmake", and not the QT3 version when compiling.

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Re: Photivo

Post by headlights » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:55 am

You can use the Ubuntu ppa to install it. To compile it your self is no longer needed

see: ... 170578959/

Ubuntu based distro's like Mint:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install photivo

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Re: Photivo

Post by Computing » Thu May 31, 2018 4:40 am

Tried this in Ubuntu 18.04.
First two steps work but third gives this error.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package photivo

I have Nikon .nef files and every raw viewer/editor so far seems to make them look too dark, washed out, etc.

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