Install Shotcut in Ubuntu 22.04

In this article, we cover how to install the Shotcut video editor in Ubuntu 22.04 release. It is a free and open-source cross-platform video editor. It can support 4k resolutions.

Shotcut video editor is developed by Meltytech, LLC. At the time of writing version 22.12.21 is the latest version available. Besides, we can also install it through the standard Ubuntu repository. But, version 22.01.30 is available as of now through the standard Ubuntu repository.

We can use an AppImage to get the latest Shotcut version. So, we have covered here both installation methods.

Note: Following operations require Administrative rights. In case you don’t have one then, we advise you to contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install Shotcut in Ubuntu (from Ubuntu repositories)

We first update the repository. For that, open a terminal and issue the following –

sudo apt update

Now, to install Shotcut –

sudo apt install shotcut

Now, we can launch Shotcut from our Systems’ main menu.

Install Shotcut in Ubuntu (using an AppImage)

Alternatively, we can also download the Shotcut AppImage available on the official website of Shotcut (

On the Shotcut website’s Download page, check the Linux AppImage button. This would get us the file – shotcut-linux-x86_64-221221.AppImage

First, we have to make the AppImage executable. Open a terminal and use cd command to reach the AppImage location –

cd /path/to/shotcut-appimage/

Now, use chmod command-line utility to make it executable –

chmod a+x shotcut-linux-x86_64-221221.AppImage

where a+x makes the AppImage executable for all users.

To run the AppImage,


In conclusion, we have covered here how to install Shotcut in Ubuntu 22.04 release through the standard Ubuntu repository as well from AppImage available on the official website.

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