Installation on Ubuntu

I got several emails from people trying use my script under Ubuntu and facing some issues, so I finally got around to installing a Ubuntu 10.10 virtual machine to perform the test and so here’s what you need to do to get to work on your Ubuntu machine.

  1. Install the following packages with apt-get or synaptic:
    • ufraw
    • enfuse
    • pfstools
    • libpfs-dev
    • jhead
    • gimp

    It will drag a number of dependencies, which is fine.

  2. Iinstall the pfscalibration package manually:The ubuntu repositories don’t provide the pfscalibartion package ๐Ÿ™ So you’ll have to compile it from source.

And there you go ! you now have everything you need to run my script and produce your first HDR based on my recipe.

If you still have trouble, send me an email at

  4 Responses to “Installation on Ubuntu”

  1. For Ubuntu, this script should do all of the above.

    echo “Installing required packages”
    sudo apt-get install ufraw enfuse pfstools libpfs-dev jhead gimp

    echo “Downloading pfscalibration tarball”
    mkdir ./pfscalibration
    cd ./pfscalibration
    wget -O pfscalibration-1.4.tar.gz
    echo “Unpacking tarball”
    tar xvzf pfscalibration-1.4.tar.gz
    echo “Running configure and make”
    cd pfscalibration-1.4
    sudo make install

    • It could indeed take care of that but I prefer to leave this in the hands of the user.
      User should be aware of what’s installed on their machine, I don’t want to be responsible for installing stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Hi,

    if anyone like me is interested in using *tif as input, change line 119 to:

    if [ $filetype = “TIF” ] || [ $filetype = “JPG” ] || [ $filetype = “CR2” ] || [ $filetype = “NEF” ]; then


  3. If anyone wants to test this in a container he can use

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.