In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, GIMP is a free and open-source image editor used for retouching and editing images. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination. GIMP is used for producing icons, graphical design elements, and art for user interface components and mockups. GIMP provides top-notch color management features to ensure high-fidelity color reproduction across digital and printed media.
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 through the step-by-step installation of the GIMP images editor on a Debian 10 (Buster).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
- 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 Debian 10 Buster
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing GIMP on Debian 10.
Now we run the following command to install Snap packages and Gimp on your Debian system:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install gimp
Step 4. Accessing GIMP on Debian.
Once successfully installed, Search the text “gimp” under the Activities all applications. Click on the Gimp icon to launch the application. You can also launch the gimp application using the command line by typing “
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GIMP open-source image editor on Debian 10 Buster. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.