How to Install GIMP Photo Editor on Ubuntu


How to Install GIMP Photo Editor on Ubuntu

GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP in short is one of the best open source image editor. It rivals Adobe Photoshop and other commercial image editors. GIMP is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

In this article, I will show you how to install GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and how to do basic image editing with GIMP 2.10. Let’s get started.

Method 1: Installing GIMP 2.10 via Snap Packages

You can use Snap for installing GIMP 2.10. If you are using Ubuntu, you are good. For other Linux distributions, please make sure that you have Snap support enabled.

With Snap installed, all you have to do is to use the Snap command:

sudo snap install gimp

That’s it. GIMP 2.10.x will be installed.

Method 2: Installing GIMP on Linux using PPA Repository:

The second approach is for terminal users. To download and install Gimp, you need to copy and paste the below-mentioned command:

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

Update the packages database using:

$sudo apt update

Now, to install Gimp, type the command mentioned below:

$sudo apt install gimp

Gimp will be installed on your Linux device; search it in applications:

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