Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

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nige
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Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

Post by nige »

So I am just starting this new journey with Mint 11. And so far pretty pleased. I am no geek and I guess the phrase 'keep it simple stupid' could apply to me.
However I have several questions, and won't post them all here in one post. I installed Mint after Windows completely crashed on my lap top. So I installed Mint as 'main tenant'. Install was easy, and no issues. My intention for this lap top is to use it solely for photography.
As I have been used to the MS method of installing programs, I am just a little stuck;

1. I have downloaded the Luminance ( .tar.gz ) file download, but just need a clue as to how install and run it.

I know this will seem like the dumbest of questions. :?

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remoulder
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Re: Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

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nige wrote:I have downloaded the Luminance ( .tar.gz )
Software in linux is not generally done by downloading and installing, one installs from online repositories via a software (or package) manager. This handles the details for you, you just click to install. I don't believe luminance is in the default repositories but it is in the removed ones which are not enabled by default. To enable these open Software Manager and in the Edit menu choose Software sources and in there goto the Other Software tab and tick the 2 lines that mention removed. Ok out then in the Software Manager search for luminance, it should now be there
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Re: Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

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@Remoulder,
thnx, that seems to of worked, although it has downloaded Luminance 2.0, and I was looking for 2.1.0, but its a start so I can start to see how good LumHDR'2.0 is as a HDR program. I looked to see if there was an update option but couldnt see one in the program.

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nige
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Re: Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

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I would still like to install the 2.1.0 version I have downloaded, by going through the Terminal and entering the correct commands. ( need to learn ).
So, if I go to downloads file, open Luminance folder, go to file and select 'Open in Terminal' and then enter the command 'qmake', as detailed in the install file, I get this.

The program 'qmake' can be found in the following packages:
* qt3-dev-tools
*qt4-make
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected packages>


So dont understand this, am I on the right track, ??

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fabian_89
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Re: Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

Post by fabian_89 »

Hi nige,

There is a PPA repository containing Luminance 2.1.0, among other tools: https://launchpad.net/~dhor/+archive/myway

It's an 'untrusted' PPA, meaning it does not come from any official developer, but you might follow the link and decide for yourself whether you trust the site.

You can install it by opening a terminal and typing

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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install luminance
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Re: Install Luminance 2.1 .... help

Post by nige »

I have trusted version of Luminance 2.1.0 downloaded, but havent been able to install it ( see my previous post), and thats what I want to do, but I am new to Mint, so now need to learn the ropes.
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