How can I uninstall the default Camera application in Freya by command.

I tried following commands, but none of them works, could you help me on this. thanks in advance

sudo apt-get purge snap
sudo apt-get purge snap-elementary

Best regards Yuhua

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To uninstall the default camera application (snap) run the following in a terminal.

sudo apt-get remove snap-photobooth

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As ElementaryOS team gravitated towards pushing the default apps as containerized Flatpaks. The current camera app -and many others- can be removed through the flatpak client itself. The command to go is

sudo flatpak uninstall io.elementary.camera

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