Install / Remove GIMP 2.8.16 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Gimp an open source Image editor and designing software and it a biggest alternative to Adobe Photoshop.It is available for all Operating systems Windows, Linux and Mac OS-X

In this tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest version of GIMP 2.8.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.10 LTS ,Linux Mint 17
 

Installation is very simple because it is available in PPA
 

Installation steps

Step 1:Add the Official PPA from the GIMP team

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
Step 2:Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3:Install Gimp 2.8.16
sudo apt-get install gimp
Install Gimp Plugins
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry
Removing Gimp
 
For removing GIMP completely run the below commands in terminal

sudo apt-get purge gimp gimp-plugin-registry
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