I’ve used Photoshop a lot in the past, and I’m used to its keyboard shortcuts. Now when i use GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), I often find myself trying to use Photoshop keyboard shortcuts and fail because these are different in GIMP.
To make the conversion easier, you can manually edit the keyboard shortcuts in GIMP to make it closer to the shortcuts used in Photoshop (GIMP has a convenient keyboard shortcut editor, available through
Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts), But this is a very tedious task, so I looked for alternative methods, and then encountered GimpPs project.
GimpPs is a project that makes GIMP more like Photoshop. It was created for the old version of GIMP 2.8, which includes Photoshop keyboard shortcuts, Photoshop-like GIMP icon themes, and Photoshop-like layouts. It seems that the Photoshop icon theme does not apply to the latest GIMP 2.10 (and the installation script does not apply to the latest GIMP due to changes to the configuration directory), but this is not a problem for me because I am just pre-defined similar Photoshop keyboard shortcuts are of interest, and the shortcuts can still be used with GIMP 2.10.
For those who are used to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts and want to use them in GIMP, I will explain how to install in Linux (installed using regular GIMP packages, Flatpak or Snap packages), GIMP 2.10 on Windows or macOS This software. Please note that this will replace any keyboard shortcuts you previously changed.
You can visit the following URL to view all modified GIMP keyboard shortcuts to make it more like Photoshop: This link.
Install Photoshop-like keyboard shortcuts in GIMP 2.10
1. Down download The GIMP Photoshop keyboard shortcut configuration file is named
menurc From the GimpPS GitHub repository
Here is a Direct link To this file (press
Ctrl + S Save it to your computer).
After downloading, ensure that the file is named “menurc” and has no extension. That’s because the Chrome browser added a .txt extension to the file when I saved it to my computer. If the file is saved as “menurc.txt” on the system, delete its .txt extension. 2. Open the file manager and copy
menurc File and paste it to the following location (When doing this, make sure that GIMP is not running): Linux:
- For GIMP installed from repositories (including official repositories or third-party repositories such as PPA, AUR, etc.), the GIMP 2.10 configuration directory is:
- For GIMP installed from the Flatpak package (from Flathub), the GIMP 2.10 configuration directory is:
- For GIMP installed from the Snap package, the GIMP 2.10 configuration can be found at the following location:
You should be able to paste this folder path into the file manager (press
Ctrl + L To switch the location entry), or you can browse it manually, but remember to show hidden files and folders (
Ctrl + H) Display hidden folders in the Linux file manager. Windows: The GIMP 2.10 configuration folder is located at:
C:Users[your username]AppDataRoamingGIMP2.10macOS: The GIMP 2.10 configuration folder is located at:
/Users/[your username]/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.10
If you are still using the old version of GIMP 2.8, you must copy it here
menurc File: Linux:
C:Users[your username].gimp-2.8Apple system:
/Users/[your username]/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8
menurc Files in the GIMP configuration folder, replacing the original files
menurc file. Don’t worry about the original
menurc It has a much larger size than the size that contains Photoshop keyboard shortcuts. The difference in size is due to Photoshop keyboard shortcuts
menurc The file contains only modified keyboard shortcuts, not all GIMP keyboard shortcuts. After running GIMP and closing it, the new
menurc The file will have the missing keyboard shortcuts automatically attached by GIMP.
Now run GIMP, it should use keyboard shortcuts similar to Photoshop.
If you want to reset the GIMP keyboard shortcut to the default value, just delete
menurc Copy the files from the folder mentioned above (when GIMP is not running), and then start GIMP, it should use the default shortcut.