Install GIMP If You Want PHOTOSHOP On Linux.

And bring your graphics creativity to life.

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GIMP (GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM) is a very powerful and flexible, free and open-source image editor that can be used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different types of image formats, and many other graphic-related tasks.

GIMP contains very useful tools to make your work easy and enjoyable as a graphic designer, illustrator or if you just want to do some picture manipulations.

If you’re used to Photoshop, GIMP would be familiar – with many similar work-flow and features. It is as close to Adobe Photoshop as you can get free of charge. It supports layers, and is packed with advanced tools for enhancing your pictures or creating new ones from scratch.

It is so easy for you to adjust every aspect of your pictures’ appearance manually, or use the dozens of customizable filters and effects to achieve amazing results with just a few clicks. GIMP comes pre-installed with many plugins created by other users, and adding more is a piece of cake.

If you don’t need the power of GIMP and prefer a simpler interface, check out Pinta – another efficient open-source photo editor that’s a little lighter on features, but easier to master.

This post will show you how to easily install Gimp on Ubuntu Linux.

METHOD 1: USING THE UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER.

The recommended way of installing gimp is through the official package available in your Linux distribution.

You can simply go to the Ubuntu software center and search for “GIMP” in the search bar.

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GIMP: UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER

Then you can simply click the INSTALL button to install the application. Then all you have to do is wait for the installation to complete.

METHOD 2: USING THE SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER.

First of all ensure that you have synaptic package manager installed.

Then search for “gimp” in the package list, and mark for installation.

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Then select the “gimp” result and choose “mark for installation” – and also mark dependencies required by the software application.

Then click APPLY to begin installation.

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DOWNLOADING GIMP WITH SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER

After installation, you’re good to go!

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Happy Linux’NG!

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