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How to get GIMP 2.8.16 (Windows)

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This is the build for Windows (32 and 64 bit) of GIMP 2.8.16

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Jeremy Nash
over 1 year ago

I've repeatedly tried to download gimp. My machine runs Windows 8.1. All I get, is the set-up window. I click to install and finish but the software fails to install. What to do?

over 1 year ago

Is there something stopping you from installing 2.8.18?

Christopher Willmot
over 1 year ago

I'm using Windows 10 and tried to install 2.8.16. But I can't do anything on it as I don't have the right Visual C++ Runtime Library (I think). Opening a small image file causes GIMP to shut down with a "Runtime Error".

Any ideas?

about 2 years ago

GIMP constantly crashing when trying to resize window. Maximize button works flawlessly, but dragging sides or corners to resize - ends up crashing GIMP. Every time. Can you do something about it, soon? THX

about 2 years ago

It crashes right when I want to resize the main window. Didn't use to do that and suddenly it does now.

A little Birdie
over 2 years ago


To change your instillation folder location, click "Customize" instead of "Install" on the instillation launcher.

As for old versions, I'd say just uninstall it before hand. If you've a special folder for your artwork/brush settings nothing should be ruined.

over 2 years ago

Thanks! I have 2 problems.
1. The installer doesn't let me change the install location, and I don't have enough room on my C drive to install it there.
2. The installer doesn't say what to do if I already have an older version of GIMP installed.

powergal member for over 2 years powergal 3 comments
over 2 years ago

I am in my 4th hour of ever being on GIMP. I was trying to put a doll picture into another picture, made a mistake, so exited the program. When I started it up again, my right menu was gone. How do I get that menu on the right side back again???

Can you help at all? Would sure appreciate it!!


devvv member for over 11 years devvv 1466 comments
over 2 years ago

Thank you, Nick!

NickP member for over 4 years NickP 1 comment rated this topic with 4/5
over 2 years ago

On this download page for Gimp 2.8.16 for Windows, the text description under the download link still says 2.8.14: "This is the build for Windows (32 and 64 bit) of GIMP 2.8.14".