The 5 Best Photo Editors For Ubuntu

Bets photo editor on Ubuntu

Best photo editor on Ubuntu

Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? Ever wondered what the best Photo editor on Ubuntu 18.04 is? We finally made a neat list for you to checkout. You will really enjoy browsing this article, we made extra special by adding some features to each app that made the list.

Today we will highlight the the best photo editors on Ubuntu according to our own experience and with a bit of “influence” from the consumer public reviews. These Photo and Image editors are perfect for Either way, our list is legit and each software we have on the list is certified to work perfectly on your Ubuntu OS. If you want us to add/remove or update something on this post, please contact us or you can always leave a comment, enjoy the list.

Top Ubuntu Photo Editors

#1. Polarr Photo Editor

Polarr image editor screenshot

Polarr for Linux

Polarr is one of those photo editors that a lot of you probably haven’t heard about it because it was recently ported to the Linux OS. This version is based on the Chrome OS version of Polarr and it works just the same as the Windows or Mac version. Luckily you can instantly install Polarr because it is an official Snap app. Polarr is a beautiful  photo editor with a good list of features that you will find in Photoshop and Gimp and it is also somewhat lightweight so you don’t have to worry about the speed or any serious lag issues. You can also actually try out the online version of Polarr in your browser, both the online and desktop versions are free. We ranked this as the best because it simply has everything you need to edit your photos and a gorgeous UI too.

Install Polarr

#2. Vectr

Vectr screenshot

Vector for Linux

Vectr is probably the newest ‘image editor’ on this post and I put it in quotations because technically, like the name of the software, this is a vector graphics editor but just like Adobe Illustarator, you can use Vectr on your Ubuntu to do whatever you need to do with your photos including opening other popular file formats without a problem. It also doesn’t utilize that much memory so it loads up pretty quick even on some old computers. I also love the new UI and extra features that it has, surely underrated but mainly because it is new. If you love vector art, this should be the first app you install on your Linux OS, trust me on this one.

Install Vectr

#3. Darktable

Darktable screenshot

Darktable for Linux

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. Basically it is a virtual lighttable and darkroom especially for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. But that is basically the general definition, in reality this neat photo editor with the unique name can do just about everything you need from a photo editor. It does have a steeper learning curve than most the programs listed on this post but once you get used to it, the beautifully organized UI will make a huge difference when you are working with a bunch of photos at once.

Install Darktable

#4. Krita

Darktable screenshot

Darktable for Linux

Krita is trending as one of the best apps especially for those of you who are into digital art and animation. It is the complete package if you are looking for either an advanced photo editor or something which has just enough for you to edit your pictures. Krita does it all including being one of the best free animation software on the market. I hope more people in the Linux community will support this software because the programmers behind the scenes have done a great job with constantly updating it with new features, bug fixes and plugins to make it as I type, the best free digital art software on Linux.

Install Krita

#5. Gimp

Gimp screenshot

Gimp for Linux

Gimp is probably the most famous Photoshop alternative for Ubuntu for many reasons and that is why we had to include it on this list. It was my very first photo editor that I installed on Ubuntu more than 10 years ago after all my friends told me it was just like Photoshop, well that turned out a lie but it has improved greatly over the past few years and with all the plugins you can now install on it, Gimp can literally do everything you need an image editor software to do. It is supported by a great open source community so if you have any questions or problems, just google your issue or visit Gimp’s official website/forum and someone will quickly help you out, not to mention you have the endless Gimp tutorials if you need them.

Install Gimp

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