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Photoflare – free and open source, fast and simple, but powerful cross-platform image editor


  • Interface: from above are the contextual control menu, just below the toolbar, below the processing/drawing field, the palette and drawing tools are located on the right;
  • It is possible to save the image in the following formats: PNG, JPG, BMP, PBM, PGM, PPM, ICO;
  • Print support image;
  • It is possible to view the properties of the image;
  • Support cancellation/repetition of actions.

Image processing/photos:

  • Transformation: vertical/horizontal reflection, turning on/counterclockwise;
  • Image trim tool;
  • Changing the size and scale of the image;
  • Color adjustment: brightness, contrast, auto light, auto contrast, saturation, gamma;
  • There is an opportunity to apply various filters to images/photos: shades of gray, old photography, sepia, softness, sharpness, elimination of noise and others;
  • Support for changing shade;
  • Available drawing tools: pipette, magic wand, line, pouring, aerosol, brush, graphic brush, stamp, blur, eraser, lubrication;
  • There is a palette of colors;
  • It is possible to add text;
  • It is possible to add a frame;
  • Gradient support.

  • There is a batch processing tool with support for all editor functions;
  • Plugins support;
  • Tab support;
  • It is possible to show/hide the panels: filters and tools;
  • It is possible to move panels across all edges;
  • Image scaling support;
  • Support full-screen mode;
  • Support key combinations for some functions.

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The software Photoflare is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 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:photoflare/photoflare-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install photoflare

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub io.photoflare.photoflare

Install Software via Portable on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.6.7
Developer:The PhotoFlare Team
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v3

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