GIMP 2.8.16 Released on 20th anniversary

GIMP is is a free and open-source graphics editor like photoshop, it’s used to edit, cropp, design, resize image and convert the images to different formats. GIMP project produly announced the release of GIMP 2.8.16 on November 22, 2015 its 20th anniversary. Initially they called GIMP stands for General Image Manipulation Program and later the acronym changed to GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.

What’s new in GIMP 2.8.16

  • Support for layer groups in OpenRaster files
  • Major fixes for layer groups support in PSD
  • Various user inrterface improvements
  • OSX build system fixes
  • Translation updates
  • GIMP web site redesigned on modern template with responsive
  • GIMP 2.8.16 Release notes

1) Install gimp in Linux

All the major distribution included GIMP repository by default. We can install it by firing the below commands into our systems.

# For Ubuntu/Debian/LinuxMint #
$ sudo apt-get install gimp

# For Fedora 22 later #
$ sudo dnf install gimp

# For CentOS & Fedora 15 to Fedora 21 #
$ sudo yum install gimp

# For Arch #
$ sudo pacman -S gimp

# For Mageia #
$ sudo urpmi gimp

See the below screen shot of GIMP 2.8.16 taken from Fedora 23.
install-gimp-2-8-16-image-editor-in-fedora-1

2) Install GIMP latest version via PPA

For Ubuntu/LinuxMint users can install latest version of GIMP 2.8.16 by adding below PPA’s into system.

# Adding GIMP PPA #
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

# Update Repository index #
$ sudo apt-get update

# Install Vuze #
$ sudo apt-get install gimp

# Remove Vuze #
$ sudo apt-get remove gimp

See the below screen shot of GIMP 2.8.16 taken from Ubuntu 15.10.
install-gimp-2-8-16-image-editor-in-linux
Enjoy…)

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