GIMP 2.10.14 Available to Install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.10

Last updated: November 9, 2019

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GIMP image editor 2.10.14 now is made into Ubuntu PPA, available for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Linux Mint 19.x.

GIMP image editor 2.10.14 was released more than a week ago with following changes according to the release note:

  • Basic out-of-canvas pixels viewing and editing
  • Optional editing of layers with disabled visibility
  • Foreground Select tool: new Grayscale Preview Mode
  • Newly added Normal Map filter
  • 27 old filters ported to use GEGL buffers
  • HEIF, TIFF, and PDF support improvements
  • Better loading of corrupted XCF files
  • Grayscale workflows order of magnitude faster
  • macOS Catalina compatibility
  • 45 bugfixes, 22 translation updates

How to Install GIMP 2.10.14 in Ubuntu:

Otto kesselgulasch updated the Ubuntu PPA today with the latest packages along with all dependency libraires.

1.) Open terminal either from application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If an old version was installed on your Ubuntu, upgrade it via Software Updater:

or simply run commands to install or upgrade GIMP:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gimp

3. (Optional) For any reason, you can downgrade GIMP to the stock version by purging the Ubuntu PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

Or you can manage the Ubuntu PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.


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One response to GIMP 2.10.14 Available to Install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.10

  1. Louise Balmforth January 16, 2020 at 2:25 am

    High as a kite finally getting a version 2.10.14 in a repo so can use G’mic

    almost unbearable low when I fnd after adding the repo and installing it fails to launch :(

    Anything I can do to rectify the problem?