GIMP Image Editor 2.10.18 was released one day ago with new features and improved usability. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu.
Due to a serious bug, v2.10.16 was skipped, GIMP 2.10.18 Released with the following release highlights:
- Tools are grouped in a toolbox by default.
- The sliders now have a compact style by default.
- Significantly improved conversion preview user experience
- Dockable areas are now highlighted when the dockable dialog is being dragged
- New 3D conversion tool to rotate and pan items
- Brush outline preview on canvas is now much smoother
- Enhanced symmetric painting
- Fast loading of ABR brushes
- Improved PSD support
- Integrated user interface for consolidating and fixing layers
- Update check to notify users of new releases
- Various bug fixes and translation updates.
Install GIMP 2.10.18 on Ubuntu.
Both PPA repository The GIMP Snap package has not been updated to v2.10.18 at the time of writing.
However, the GIMP Flatpak package has been updated for Ubuntu 18.04 and later. Open a terminal from the application menu and execute the following commands one by one.
- 1. Install the flatpak framework.
sudo apt install flatpak
- 2. Add a flathub repository.
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
- 3. Install the GIMP flatpak package.
flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP
- 4. If an older GIMP Flatpak version is installed, update it using the command.
flatpak update flathub org.gimp.GIMP
GIMP Flatpak co-exists with Snap and native .deb packages. If you have multiple GIMP icons and don’t know which one to run, run the command to launch.
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP
Uninstall the GIMP Flatpak package.
To remove the flatpak package, simply run the command:
flatpak uninstall flathub org.gimp.GIMP