Package Details: polarr 5.2.1-1

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Package Base: polarr
Description: Professional Photo Editing Tools for Everyone.
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Licenses: custom
Provides: polarr
Submitter: shameempk
Maintainer: yechs
Last Packager: Kisuke-CZE
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.937987
First Submitted: 2017-04-27 09:11
Last Updated: 2018-09-25 11:36

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Kisuke-CZE commented on 2018-10-03 16:26


I just found that Polarr have some issues with Wayland (probably working through XWayland). So if you run Xorg session, you are probably OK.

Since I run Wayland+Gnome desktop 2 years and no other app had a problem with that, it is obvious where is the problem. Previous version of polarr (4.4.5) worked with wayland too.

khriss commented on 2018-10-03 14:35

Thanks for updating, @Kisuke-CZE! I'm running this package in Arch KDE and Arch GNOME and NO issues at all. I tried the Snap version as you suggest but it went to a totally mess.

Kisuke-CZE commented on 2018-09-25 11:40


updated package to be on latest version. It will run on my GNOME 3.30 desktop. But it is not much stable. It often hangs without any reason and no error to console.

I strongly suggest using SNAP version of package. It is not that hard to get it working when using some AUR helper: Then Polarr is much more stable.

khriss commented on 2018-09-24 20:48

Please update to a more recent version. Thanks in advance.

Kisuke-CZE commented on 2018-07-12 16:45


strange, I do not get this error. I do not have event cfitsio installed. Did not know Polarr is using it somehow. I can launch Polarr normally. When does that error show up?

Anyway, this should do the trick:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Can you test it out?

I am now facing other issue with polarr. It stopped working after some Gnome update. It works, but it is not showing pictures :( So I must use snapd version to work with my photos.

Mine error in terminal is:] Calculated bogus refresh interval=101326 us., last_timebase_=2854295910 us., timebase=2854397236 us., last_media_stream_counter_=280, media_stream_counter=281 But I cannot find any reasonable explanation :(

aradan_d commented on 2018-07-12 07:27

You need to link /usr/lib/ to in the PKGBUILD, since I was getting the error

'Uncaught Error: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory'

This because latest Arch has

Kisuke-CZE commented on 2018-01-19 21:16


new version was released. Batch export is now fixed in new version. Officially polarr is now published as Snap package for Ubuntu. So you can install it via Snapd. See for details. If you want to use snap, just do snap install polarr and it will work (tested).

Unfortunately snap version is poorly integrated with my DE in Arch. So I decided to convert that snap package to standard ArchLinux package which I now published. Hope this PKGBUILD will work for you as well. (I am not sure with the link for downloading package, but worked for me on two diferrent computers)

Kisuke-CZE commented on 2017-12-31 13:31

Just info I just found. New version of polarr is unable to open more than 50 photos for editing. In previous version I was able to edit 100 photos without problem and then export them in batch. New version does not allow that :(

Also I found that batch export is not working... I will propably stick with 4.0.0.

Kisuke-CZE commented on 2017-12-24 10:11

@FlyingJay1: Well, since it is official source from app developer I can't see any better option here. If you know some more trustworthy source than official developer's site please share that secret knowledge.

Since this is proprietary app, you probably can't trust it anyway if you trust only software you compiled yourself (and of course read whole code of it before you do so). Of course this is legit choice, but I don't see any space for proprietary SW if you follow this idea.

We who want to use some proprietary apps must just trust the developer that he has no intensions to harm us. If we do not, only choice is not use this software.

Fortunately Arch leaves this choice on user and does not force anyone to do something he does not like.

FlyingJay1 commented on 2017-12-24 08:36

Picking up binaries from random domains like is a good way to catch a cryptolocker or a bot one day. Go ahead and put your banking info on the same computer where this is installed. It's safe, right?