How to Install GIMP on Linux Ubuntu

Gimp is the go-to image editing tool for many Linux users, and if you’re using Ubuntu, you’ll be able to install it through the primary software sources easily. How to Install GIMP?

To get a reasonably recent version of it, open up a terminal window and enter the Apt command below.

sudo apt install gimp

Want to get a more up to date version of Gimp on your Ubuntu Linux setup? 

Consider adding Otto Kesselgulasch’s PPA to get the absolute latest version by following the step-by-step instructions below.

Step 1: Use the apt-add-repository command to enable the PPA.

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

Step 2: Using the apt update command, refresh Ubuntu’s software sources.

sudo apt update

Step 3: Now that all the software sources are up to date, it’s safe to install Gimp from the PPA using apt install.

sudo apt install gimp

You are all done.

Note: the source code for Gimp on Linux is available here if you prefer to compile code on your own.

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