In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) free and open-source image editor and alternative to Photoshop from Adobe and comes with numerous professional editing functions for images and photos. GIMP is available for Linux, Windows, OS X, and some other OS.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the GIMP open-source image editor on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, and Rocky Linux 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install GIMP on AlmaLinux 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing GIMP on AlmaLinux 8.
By default, GIMP is available on the AlmaLinux 8 base repository. Now we run the following command to install GIMP image editing to your system:
sudo dnf install gimp
Step 3. Accessing GIMP Image Editors on AlmaLinux
Once successfully installed, open the GIMP on your system by using the application search bar. Click on the ‘Activities’ and then type ‘GIMP’ in the application search box or by executing the following command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GIMP open-source image editor on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.