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GIMP extra color palettes

GIMP 2.10, a new major release of the most popular Linux image editing software, was announced a day ago with huge list of changes.

The most notable changes in GIMP 2.10 include:

  • Nearly fully ported to GEGL, allowing high bit depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel processing, and more.
  • Color management is a core feature now, most widgets and preview areas are color-managed.
  • Many improved tools, and several new and exciting tools, such as the Warp transform, the Unified transform and the Handle transform tools.
  • On-canvas preview for all filters ported to GEGL.
  • Improved digital painting with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry MyPaint brush support…
  • Support for several new image formats added (OpenEXR, RGBE, WebP, HGT), as well as improved support for many existing formats (in particular more robust PSD importing).
  • Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMPIPTC, and DICOM.
  • Basic HiDPI support: automatic or user-selected icon size.
  • New themes for GIMP (Light, Gray, Dark, and System) and new symbolic icons meant to somewhat dim the environment and shift the focus towards content.
  • And more, better, more, and even more awesome! See the release note.

GIMP 2.10 Splash

How to Install GIMP 2.10 via PPA in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into PPA repository for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10.

Ubuntu 16.04 is not supported at the moment due to inextricably Glib dependencies.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcuts, or by searching for ‘Terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Type your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. After added the PPA, you can upgrade to GIMP 2.10 from an existing release using Software Updater (Update Manager):

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade GIMP:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp

Tip: apt update command is not required for Ubuntu 18.04 since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA.

How to Restore:

For any reason, you can restore to the old GIMP 2.8.22 by running following command in terminal to purge the PPA:

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


Krita 3.1.3 was released with a ton of bug fixes and some new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 via PPA.

Krita 3.1.3 features:

  • scale around pivot point added
  • implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  • added option to allow multiple instances of krita
  • over 50 bug fixes, see the release note.

Krita 3.1.3

How to Install Krita 3.1.3 in Ubuntu:

Krita Lime PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 16.10 and higher. Do following steps to add the PPA and install Krita 3.1.3:

For Ubuntu 16.04, download the AppImage, make it executable (from file Properties window), run the file to launch Krita 3.1.3

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa

Krita Lime PPA

2. Then upgrade from a previous release by launching Software Updater (Update Manager):

upgrade krita in Ubuntu 16.10

Or run the command in terminal to install / upgrade Krita:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install krita

How to Restore:

Run following command will remove the PPA as well as downgrade Krita to the stock version in your main Ubuntu repository:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:kritalime/ppa

GIMP 2.8.20

GIMP image editor 2.8.20 stable was released one week ago. Now it’s finally available in PPA repository for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and their derivatives.

GIMP 2.8.20 fixed the weird initial user interface language selection on mac OS. For Windows, an annoying oscillating switching between different input devices has been fixed.

  • Avoid D-Bus error message when built without D-Bus support
  • fix OS X min required conditional in gimpimagewindow.c
  • Saving to existing and .xcf.gz files didn’t truncate them and could lead to unnecessarily large files
  • Text layer created by gimp-text-fontname doesn’t respect border when resized
  • Flow on Paint Dynamics editor dialog: the ‘y’ axis is indicating ‘Rate’ instead ‘Flow’
  • Vertical ruler shows artifacts if the status bar isn’t showing
  • Tablet stylus misbehaves when crossing the edge of a dock in multi-window-mode
  • Disable the new “automatic window tabbing” feature introduced on mac OS Sierra
  • Improve the visiblity of slider handles with dark themes
  • Make it harder to switch to renaming if selecting already selected items in resource lists
  • make toggling to color picker mode of paint tools more robust
  • call gimp_file_entry_set_filename() with filename encoding

GIMP 2.8

How to Install GIMP 2.8.20 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the PPA repository, available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

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


2. You can then upgrade the editor from a previous release via Software Updater utility:


Or install GIMP either via Synaptic Package Manager or command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp


To restore GIMP to the stock versions available in Ubuntu main repositories, open terminal and purge the PPA via ppa-purge tool:

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

GIMP 2.8.18 Released with Security Fix to XCF

Last updated: July 14, 2016

GIMP 2.8.18

GIMP image editor 2.8.18, a new point release in the stable branch, has been released to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code. With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker.

Besides this security fix, GIMP 2.8.18 also brings following changes:

  • Fix “GIMP is not responding” on initial startup on Windows and OS X.
  • Fix GUI crashed on OS X
  • Fix gamut warning color for lcms display filter
  • Fix unbolding of bold font on edit
  • Decrease installer size by changing compression settings
  • Many other fixes, translation and documentation updates.

GIMP image editor 2.8.18

How to Install GIMP 2.8.18 in Ubuntu:

GIMP does not provide official Linux binary package. But Otto Meier is maintaining a PPA with most recent packages. So far, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives are supported.

Check the PPA web page before starting following steps. It can take a little time to make the latest release into PPA.

1. Add the PPA.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

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


2. Upgrade GIMP using Software Updater.

Or run the command below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gimp

3. (Optional) For any reason, you want to downgrade to stock version of GIMP in your Ubuntu. Install ppa-purge and purge the PPA:

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

Upgrade to Latest gThumb 3.3.3 in Linux Mint 17.1

Last updated: February 12, 2015

gThumb 3.3.3

Quick tutorial shows how to upgrade to the latest gThumb image viewer and organizer in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon.

gThumb is a free and open-source image viewer, browser, and editor for Gnome Desktop. While Linux Mint 17.1 still provides gThumb 3.27, the latest version has reached the 3.3.3 release with new image tools, bug fixes and translations updates.

gThumb 3.3.3 in Linux Mint

New features and user visible changes:

  • Allow to apply the embedded color profile for jpeg images.
  • New image tools: special effects; curves.
  • Unified ‘equalize histogram’ and ‘adjust contrast’: show a preview of the various contrast filters.
  • Grayscale tool: show a preview of the different filters.
  • Fixed the interface style when used with gtk+ 3.14
  • File propery view: use a switcher; added a details page that show all the metadata, show only the important exif fields in the properties page.
  • UI changes to the preferences dialog: use a sidebar instead of a notebook to avoid a large dialog with some translations; better spacing; removed the Ok button.
  • Video player: save the screenshot without showing the dialog. Allow to set the screenshots location in the extension preferences dialog. Show a message in the statusbar after saving.
  • Gear menu: use the new icon if using gtk+ 3.13 or newer

Bugs fixed:

  • video player: do not hide the mediabar when using the volume control
  • Forbidden when trying to upload to Flickr (#732557)
  • Build against either webkit2gtk-3.0 or webkit2gtk-4.0 (Dominique Leuenberger)

How to install / upgrade gThumb in Mint Cinnamon:

1. Open terminal and run below command to add the Webupd8 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gthumb


2. Open Update Manager from menu, click “Refresh” button and then you should see the gThumb 3.3.3 available for upgrade (make sure you have upgrade to mintupdate 4.8.1).


Select it and click Install Updates.