Thursday, May 31, 2012

Install GIMP 2.8 in Xubuntu 12.04 (ppa)

GIMP 2.8 is the new version of the "GNU Image Manipulation Program" and is equipped with a wealth of new features. Here's some highlights:

  • Single-Window mode
  • Layer Groups
  • On-Canvas Text Editing
  • Brush Dynamics System Improvements
  • Cage Transform Tool
  • Improved UI for tablet users

You can also see a video review done by Nixie Pixel:

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp -y

References

otto06217 - GIMP PPA
GIMP 2.8 RELEASE NOTES

2 comments:

  1. Hey, I'm using an app called GIMP Inkscape that ports both of the aforementioned programs to android via an emulated xUbuntu environment.
    The port works great, but I am unable to get gimp to save any defaults or presets, for example if I change brush options or select single window mode the settings are not saved and must be changed at each booting. Do you have any idea how to fix this?

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    1. That happens if you don't close GIMP (using the "X" button on the top right), prior to exiting the GIMP Inkscape App (using the "Door Arrow" button on the left, near the menu button).

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