Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 23:59

Free/libre video editors like Kdenlive, plus tools like Natron compositor and Jubler subtitle editor are now available in AppImage format. This including OpenShot, Shotcut, VidCutter, Avidemux. You can make executable and simply double-click to run these programs in any GNU/Linux distro. These applications in AppImage format are simple like EXE (Windows) and DMG (macOS) to download, store, and run. Plus, AppImage format is "portable" in sense you don't need to install it. Download them below and run your favorite even in LiveCD session. Enjoy!


1. Kdenlive

2. OpenShot

3. FlowBlade

4. Shotcut

5. VidCutter

  • Description: free/libre open source fast video editor which is excellent for cutting and joining
  • Architecture: 64-bit only
  • Latest version: 6.0.0
  • Download: VidCutter-6.0.0-x64.AppImage (140MB)
  • Download page: VidCutter GitHub

6. MLV App

  • Description: free/libre open source RAW video converter designed to work with Magic Lantern's MLV format (to help you convert this special video format to others)
  • Architecture: 64-bit only
  • Latest version: 0.17 (alpha)
  • Download: MLV.App.v0.17.alpha.Linux.x86_64.AppImage
  • Download page: MLV App Website

7. Avidemux

8. Blender

  • Description: 3D modeler and animator, including video editing capabilities.
  • Architecture: 64-bit only
  • Latest version: 2.78
  • Download:
  • Download page: Bintray Blender

9. Natron

  • Description: free/libre open source software compositing editor for VFX and motion graphics (a special effects tool for your video editing project)
  • Architecture: 64-bit only
  • Latest version: 2.1.4
  • Download: Natron-2.1.4-x86_64.AppImage
  • Download page: Bintray Natron

10. Jubler

  • Description: subtitle editor (to help you edit video with subtitles)
  • Architecture: 64-bit only
  • Latest version: 6.0.2
  • Download: Jubler-6.0.2.appimage
  • Download page: Jubler Github

About AppImage

AppImage is a way to package a software (for developer) and to install it (for user) in one-file-per-one-app way that is universal for all GNU/Linux distros. With this, a software can be made available in its website for Windows and Mac and GNU/Linux in their respective formats of .exe, .dmg, and .appimage. To run an AppImage formatted software is the same as EXE and DMG, just let it be executable and double-click it! Nowadays, hundreds of GNU/Linux popular programs has already released as AppImages such as LibreOffice, GIMP, Inkscape, QCAD, and more; so people can just download the .appimage file and run it on GNU/Linux even in the LiveCD session.

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