Gamera development is hosted on Github. You can obtain file releases or git snapshots of the current development version.

File releases

Gamera can be downloaded from the Github release page.

On Linux and MacOS X, download the platform independent source package. On Windows, you can use the binary installer, if you only want to use Gamera as a Python library. If you want to develop your own custom plugins and toolkits for Gamera, you must install the source package even on Windows.

Some Linux distributions (e.g. Debian and Ubuntu) already include a precompiled version of Gamera. Beware however that Gamera might be split across several packages.

Development snapshots

File releases are made infrequently. If you need the latest bug fixes or features, you can download a snapshot of the current source code via anonymous git access with the following commands (requires the software git):

git clone


To install Gamera, you need at least the third party software Python and wxPython:

Note: Gamera only works with Python 2.x. There is no support for Python 3.x.


When all prerequisites are fulfilled, installing Gamera is as simple as typing the following command from the base directory of the Gamera source tree (on MacOS X 10.4, replace "python" with "pythonw"):

python build && sudo python install

See the Gamera Installation Howto for more information.


When you have installed Gamera from the sources, you can generate the documentation from the doc subdirectory with the command (requires the Python modules docutils and pygments):


Alternatively, you can also download the documentation as .tar.gz.