GIMP 2.8.20 has finally made it into a PPA a week after it’s launch. It brings with it a host of new features and bug fixes. If you would like to install GIMP 2.8.20 you can find the installation instructions below.
For those not sure what GIMP is. The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is an open source image editor. It has many features like what you would find in Photoshop. Such as the ability to retouch photos, or convert images to different formats.
GIMP is modular by design. It is expandable with the use of plug-ins and extensions that will allow you to do just about anything. It is freely available for many operating systems, such as Windows, Mac, and Linux.
- All current versions of Ubuntu and it’s derivatives. Such as:
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04
- Ubuntu 14.04
- Linux Mint 18
- Linux Mint 17
How to install GIMP
- To install GIMP via PPA you will need to fire up a new terminal window. You can do this by running the terminal from the Unity Dash menu, or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T
with the terminal open type the following command to add the PPA to your package list.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
Enter your password when prompted to authorize the installation.
With the PPA added, you can now update your package list with the following command
sudo apt-get update
And finally, to install GIMP from the PPA type the command
sudo apt-get install gimp
Once GIMP has installed, you can run the application by typing gimp into the terminal. Or if you prefer, you can run it through the Unity Dash menu.
How to Uninstall GIMP
First, remove the application by typing the command into a terminal window.
sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove gimp
Once the application is removed, you can now remove the unwanted PPA with the command.
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp