How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

The first development release of the next major GIMP 3.0, GIMP 2.99.2, can now be installed for testing purposes.

New features of GIMP 2.99.2:

  • GTK +3 user interface
  • Support for native Wayland and HiDPI.
  • Major refactorings and cleanups
  • New plugin API
  • Plugins are now available in Python 3, JavaScript, Lua and Vala
  • More (color) space invasion
  • Rendering cache available to improve performance

How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

GIMP 2.99.2 can be installed via the Flatpak package in the “beta” branch of the official Flathub repository. You can open a terminal and run the following commands one at a time to install on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.

1. Install the Flatpak framework if you don’t have it (for Ubuntu 18.04) This PPA the first).

sudo apt install flatpak

How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

2. Use the command to add a flathub beta channel.

flatpak remote-add --user flathub-beta https://flathub.org/beta-repo/flathub-beta.flatpakrepo

How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

3. Finally, use the command to install GIMP 2.99.2 (single user only).

flatpak install --user flathub-beta org.gimp.GIMP

How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

Once installed, launch it from the “View Applications” menu and enjoy! In this case, you have GIMP 2.10 (via deb) and GIMP 2.99.2 (via flatpak).

How to install GIMP 2.99.2 (GIMP 3.0 development) on Ubuntu 20.04

Note: If you have installed both the GIMP flatpak stable package and the beta package, you will only see one in the app launcher. To view the beta version, run the following command:

flatpak make-current --user org.gimp.GIMP beta

And to display a stable version beta With a command stable..

Uninstall GIMP 2.99.2.

To remove the package, simply run the following command:

flatpak uninstall org.gimp.GIMP
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