GIMP 2.8.10 released, Install / Upgrade in Ubuntu via PPA

Last updated: November 29, 2013

The popular image editing tool GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) now is at version 2.8.10 stable. You can easily upgrade to the latest released via PPA. Here’s how to do it in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and their derivatives such as Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS Luna.

See What’s New in GIMP 2.8.10:


  • Set manifest as Windows 8 compatible


  • Indicate if a file was exported in the Quit dialog
  • Add shortcuts and hint labels to the close and quit dialogs that make closing and quitting easier and more consistent
  • Rename the File->Export menu labels to match Save/Save as
  • Fix keyboard shortcuts on OSX Mavericks
  • Don’t open lots of progress popups when opening many files
  • Correctly restore the hidden state of docks in single window mode


  • Fix exporting an image consisting of a single layer group
  • Don’t attempt to pick transparent colors


  • Fix crash in LCMS plugin if RGB profile was missing


  • Fix compile on NetBSD (missing -lexecinfo)
  • Bug fixes
  • Translation updates

Install GIMP via PPA:

We can easily and always get the latest version of GIMP from otto06217’s PPA because the maintainer promised the PPA will never die.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

After that, check for updates via Software Updater as usual. Or run commands below instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gimp

Install Gimp 2.8.10 Ubuntu


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