GIMP Image Editor 2.10.22 can be installed on Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04, but has not been officially announced at this time.
GIMP 2.10.22 was ready to download on its website last night. The highlights of the new release are:
- Improved HEIF support: option export at high bit depth, AVIF import and export
- Multiple improvements in Corel PaintShop Pro support
- “Sample Merge” is now available in the GEGL Manipulation Tool option
- “Merge Samples” is now enabled by default for color picking
- The option to enable OpenCL support is in Preferences[プレイグラウンド]Moved to tab
- Matting Levin has become the default engine for the Foreground Select tool due to its significant performance improvements.
- New progressive performance log and dashboard updates
- In advanced debugging, Flatpak information is now displayed when relevant
- Various bug fixes
How to install GIMP 2.10.22 on Ubuntu:
We recommend the GIMP Flat Pack for Linux. Get it in the flathub repository..
For those who prefer to install the deb package via apt, Unofficial PPA Includes Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 packages.
There is a known issue with the PPA package. GIMP always works in English because no translations are installed.
1.) Open a terminal from the system application launcher. Once open, run the command to add the PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gimp
Enter the user password for the sudo prompt (without asterisk feedback) and press Enter to continue.
2.) For older versions of GIMP
.deb Once the package is installed, use the Software Updater (Update Manager) utility to upgrade.
Or run the apt command in the terminal to install GIMP.
sudo apt update sudo apt install gimp gimp-gmic
If you have an older version installed, it is recommended to run it
sudo apt upgrade This will also update the required babl and gegl libraries.
How to restore:
To restore GIMP to the stock version of the main Ubuntu repository, run the command to remove the PPA.
sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gimp