Follow one of the two installation methods below:

  • Binary Installation - For most ordinary users

  • Source Installation - For maintainers or cutting-edge users of RQt Image Overlay


RQt Image Overlay is available for ROS2 Galactic onwards. It won’t compile on older ROS2 distros and all ROS1 distros.

Source ROS2, and then run:

sudo apt install ros-${ROS_DISTRO}-rqt-image-overlay