Install / Remove GIMP 2.8.20 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 2.8.20 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint

Installation is very simple because it is available in PPA

Changelog in 2.8.20

  • 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
  • avoid seeking when saving XCF files to prevent corruption with file network shares (fixed since 2014, but not mentioned in NEWS yet)
  • 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 macOS 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
Windows Installer:
  • Reduce the memory requirement when running the installer (has already been shipped in a 2.8.18 installer-only update)
  • Ship an updated libcairo to fix GTK+ UI rendering problems, like missing palette border/bevel and shadowa under tab labels
  • Prevent the Python console from closing by the Escape key
  • Help browser does not launch on OS X
  • Filter 'Edge Detect/Difference of Gaussians' returns empty image
  • only use -xobjective-c for compile commands
  • fix calls to write_file() routine to write to current directory
  • When printing, the images are composed onto a white background to prevent printing a black box instead of a transaprent image
  • Fix color visison deficiency display filters to apply gamma correction directly
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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 2.8.20
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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