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How to get GIMP 2.8.x (Ubuntu)

Product:GIMP
Version:2.8.x
Platform:Ubuntu

GIMP 2.6 is available since Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), but not installed by default.

Unfortunately, GIMP 2.8 didn’t make it into Ubuntu 12.04.

Ubuntu version GIMP version in default install
10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 2.6.x no
11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) 2.6.x no
12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) 2.6.x no
12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) 2.8.2 no
13.04 (Rering Ringtail) 2.8.4 no
13.10 (Saucy Salamander) 2.8.6 no

Install GIMP 2.8 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 2.8

To get GIMP 2.8 with Ubuntu 12.04, there are (at least) two possibilities:

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VulcanHades member for 4 months VulcanHades 2 comments
4 months 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.

So

redforce member for almost 8 years redforce 228 comments
over 2 years ago

Thanks, I added the repo link to the text.

spartan2276 member for over 3 years spartan2276 9 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 2 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

f117_f@hotmail.com
over 3 years ago

good

redforce member for almost 8 years redforce 228 comments
almost 4 years ago

You can get the .deb files from the Ubuntu package repository directly (packages.ubuntu.com), or just use the Ubuntu DVD instead of the CD -- it contains much more packages that can be installed without Internet access, including GIMP: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/alternative-download#dvd

DaGeek247
almost 4 years ago

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