Install Gimp 2.8 in Ubuntu

Gimp 2.8

Arguably Gimp is the best image editor in Ubuntu ( You can do a lot more than this )

Currently Ubuntu12.04 is running stable version Gimp 2.6.1. Great news is that Gimp 2.8 is available but not directly available through Ubuntu repository.  So I tried 2.8 version and its much better and lot of performance improvements. single-window mode is the best features of 2.8 version.

Install Gimp 2.8 from terminal

Open a terminal and run below commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

Now you have successfully installed Gimp 2.8 !

Open dashboard and type Gimp. See below screen shot of Gimp 2.8 in single-window mode.

Gimp 2.8

Gimp website  — http://www.gimp.org

For Gimp 2.8 features —  http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.8.html

Hope Gimp 2.8 will include in the Ubuntu Repository soon. Please share your experience.

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