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How to get GIMP 2.8.x (Ubuntu)


Install GIMP using Software Center

1. Open Software Center
2. Look for “GIMP
3. Install
4. Ready! You can now launch GIMP using your graphical environment like any other application.

Install GIMP on the command line

sudo apt install gimp


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about 1 month ago


VulcanHades member for almost 4 years VulcanHades 2 comments
almost 4 years ago

Hum, the only available GImp in Ubuntu Software center is Gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1.3

There is no option to upgrade or download 2.8.


redforce member for over 11 years redforce 230 comments
almost 6 years ago

Thanks, I added the repo link to the text.

spartan2276 member for about 7 years spartan2276 9 comments rated this topic with 4/5
almost 6 years ago

Here is a PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and I think for 11.04 and 11.10.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp
about 7 years ago


redforce member for over 11 years redforce 230 comments
over 7 years ago

You can get the .deb files from the Ubuntu package repository directly (, or just use the Ubuntu DVD instead of the CD -- it contains much more packages that can be installed without Internet access, including GIMP:

over 7 years ago

Can we not have a .deb download for those of us without an ubuntu computer connect to the internet?