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install latest GIMP in Ubuntu

The popular GIMP image editor has been updated to version 2.8.12 with a lot of bug fixes. Here is how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

GIMP, GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a raster graphics editor[5] used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.

GIMP image editor

Changes in GIMP 2.8.12:


  • OSX: Fix migration code for old GIMP directories
  • Fix brush sizes when used from plug-ins
  • Windows: Allow to Explorer-open files with UTF-8 characters in the filename
  • Make XCF loading more robust against broken files


  • Make sure the widget direction matches the GUI language
  • Remove the option to disable the warning when closing a modified image
  • Fix canvas overlay widgets (like the text options) for tablets
  • Make DND work between images in one dockable


  • Make gimp_image_get_name() return the string used for the image title


  • Make script-fu-server more secure by listening to by default and add a warning about changing that IP. This breaks the procedure’s API, but for security reasons.
  • Bring back proper script-fu translations


  • Massively clean up and fix the OSX build and bundle
  • Add Jenkins tutorial
  • Documentation updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Translation updates

Install / Upgrade GIMP in Ubuntu:

GIMP packages are available in PPA for all current support Ubuntu releases, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, and Uubntu 12.04.

As the PPA description says, you can always install or upgrade to the latest GIMP in Ubuntu by running below commands one by one in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp


After you added the PPA, you can receive updates using Software Updater


That’s it. Enjoy!

G'MIC for Gimp

The G’MIC plug-in for GIMP proposes a set of various filters to apply on your images, including artistic effects, image denoising and enhancement algorithms, 3D renderers, etc. It is a quite large plug-in, integrating a lot of different effects.

This plug-in is able to :

  • Propose an image preview window for each available filter.
  • Manage multi-layers inputs and outputs. G’MIC defines filters to compose layers or create animations from static images.
  • Update his list of filter definitions from the Internet, so it is able to improve itself over time.
  • Allow any user to add its own custom filters in it, written in the G’MIC language interpreted by the internal image processing engine.

Install G'MIC plugin for Gimp

Install G’MIC Plugin in Ubuntu:

Thanks to Otto Meier, the GIMP PPA maintainer has built this plugin and standalone app into PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and their derivatives.

To get started installing it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

After that, checking for updates via:

sudo apt-get update

Install the plugin for Gimp:

sudo apt-get install gimp-gmic

Once done, you can access the plugin from gimp menu Filters -> G’MIC….

You can also install the standalone (command line) app via:

sudo apt-get install gmic

Get help from its man page.

gimp 2.8.10 ubuntu

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

gimp 2.8.8 ubuntu

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), the popular image editing tool is now at version 2.8.8 stable. This tutorial shows how to install GIMP 2.8.8 via PPA in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Linux Mint.

Changes from GIMP 2.8.6 to GIMP 2.8.8:


  • Make sure indexed images always have a colormap
  • Fix language selection via preferences on Windows
  • Don’t crash on setting a large text size


  • Keep the same image active when switching between MWM and SWM
  • Make sure all dockables are properly resizable (particularly shrinkable)
  • Add links to jump directly to Save/Export from the Export/Save
  • file extension warning dialogs


  • Fix GimpPickButton on OSX


  • Properly document plug-in-autocrop-layer’s PDB interface
  • Fix importing of indexed BMPs


  • Fix lots of places to use GIO to get proper file sizes and times on windows
  • Add an AppData file for GIMP
  • Backport lcms2 support from master, because lcms1 is not getting bug fixes any longer
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Lots of translation updates

Install GIMP 2.8.8

The latest DEB packages for Ubuntu >= 12.04 and Linux Mint >= 13 are in the process of being built, and will be appear soon available in GIMP PPA.

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

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

After that, you can install latest gimp from Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or run commands below instead:

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

Can’t wait? You can also build the gimp 2.8.8 source code by yourself.