GIMP 2.10.2 released. Here’s how to install GIMP image editor on Linux Ubuntu via Terminal commands. GIMP 2.10.2 is a bug fix release which also comes with HEIF support and new filters.

GIMP 2.10.2

GIMP 2.10.2 is a bug fix release which also comes with HEIF support and new filters.

1. Added support for HEIF image format – This release brings HEIF image support, both for loading and export!
2. Two new filters have been added, based off GEGL operations:
a. Spherize filter to wrap an image around a spherical cap, based on the gegl:spherize operation.
b. Recursive Transform filter to create a Droste effect, based on the gegl:recursive-transform operation.

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and OS X.

Install GIMP 2.10.2

If you have any previous version of GIMP installed, remove it using the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


Now run the following commands to install GIMP 2.10.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 and other Ubuntu Systems:

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp

Once installed, open GIMP from Ubuntu Dash.