Ubuntu – How to install or upgrade to Gimp 2.8.X !

The all time favorite alternative for Photoshop for Linux users the Gimp has been upgraded now to version 2.8.10 and for the people who are not aware of what gimp is then here is a brief description of it.

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an image retouching and editing tool, and is released under the GPL v3 license as free and open-source software. There are versions tailored for most operating systems including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

GIMP has tools used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, converting between different image formats, and more specialised tasks. Animated images such as GIF and MPEG files can be created using an animation plugin.

What Got Fixed:

  • Move the OSX gimpdir to “~/Library/Application Support”
  • Better names for the default filters in save and export
  • Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
  • Remember the “maximized” state across sessions
  • Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
  • Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
  • Various fixes for text style attribute handling
  • Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers – Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX

To install it in Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T keys on  your keyboard to open the terminal. When it open, run the commands below to add this PPA.

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

Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install GIMP.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp

Njoy !

via:- askubuntu.com & gimp.org