Install GIMP 2.8.18 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 2.8.18 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS  and Linux Mint 

Installation is very simple because it is available in PPA


Changelog in 2.8.18

  • This release is mainly for fixing vulnerability in the XCF loading code (CVE-2016-4994). With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker.
  • This release includes additional bug fixes since 2.8.16. 
  • An important change has happened to the initial startup experience on Microsoft Windows and OS X platforms - any “GIMP is not responding” errors encountered there should be gone.

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 2.8.18
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 
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
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