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Curtail is a free and open source, simple and useful software for compressing images in Linux


  • Supported image formats: PNG, JPEG and WEBP;
  • The Curtail program supports both lossless and lossy compression modes: it is possible to set the percentage of losses for each format in the settings;
  • It is possible to compress images with or without saving metadata;
  • For compression, you can drag images or a folder with images into the program window (the start/main window of the program), or select images using the file manager;
  • You can choose whether to save the compressed image to a new file or overwrite the current file;
  • It is possible to add a custom suffix for the name of the new file;
  • It is possible to set the compression level for PNG and WEBP, as well as to use or not a progressive JPG encoder;
  • Support for two design themes: light and dark.

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The software Curtail is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:apandada1/curtail
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curtail

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub com.github.huluti.Curtail

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install curtail

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.2.1
Developer:Team Curtail
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v3

17.10.23: add new installation method: Snap.

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