Install on Linux
The Ansel project provides an official AppImage package, built for the stable, pre-release and experimental channels. This is the recommended way of installing Ansel, since it is fresh from the repository, always up-to-date and ships updated lens databases for Lensfun (note that, on many Linux distributions, you will need to run
lensfun-update-data manually after installing it.)
- Install Fuse2,
- Install your GPU OpenCL drivers :
- for Nvidia GPUs, you need the proprietary driver, as Nouveau doesn’t support OpenCL
- for AMD GPUs, ?
- for Intel embedded GPUs, ?
[Link to latest release here]
Building manually ensures that the software uses all available optimizations for your particular hardware, while using the pre-built package uses generic optimizations that fit all modern 64 bits architectures. When built manually, the software will be slightly faster, although the speed-ups to expect are generally limited to 0-5 %, and may not be worth the trouble for people without compilation experience.
NoteThe OpenCL kernels for the modules supporting them are always built for your particular hardware and drivers, when you start the software, no matter if you use a manual build or a pre-packaged version.