Install GIMP 2.10.8 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Gimp an open source Image editor and designing software and it the 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 2.10.8 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS and Linux Mint.

Changelog in Version 2.10.8

  • Adaptative chunk size when rendering projections, improving responsiveness dynamically
  • Detection of RawTherapee (version 5.5 and above) improved on Windows
  • XCF compatibility information in the Save dialog more understandable and discoverable
  • Various performance log tools added and log recording made available in the Dashboard dock

Installation steps

Gimp can be installed on Ubuntu / LinuxMint via three methods
  1. Via PPA
  2. Via Snap
  3. Via flatpak

Method 1: Via PPA

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 2.10.8
sudo apt-get install gimp
Install Gimp Plugins
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry

Method 2: Via Snap

Install snap if not installed and install gimp by below command
snap install gimp

Method 3: Via flatpack

Step 1: Add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flatpak
Step 2: Add the flathub repository
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Step 3: Install the gimp using flatpak
flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP
Step 4: Run gimp using flatpak
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP
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