In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free, open-source raster graphics editing software primarily used for image manipulation and image editing, transcoding between various image formats, free-form drawing, and many more specialized tasks.
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 open-source image editor on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- 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 11 Bullseye
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 11.
- Install GIMP using Snap Store.
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install gimp
- Install GIMP using APT Manager.
By default, GIMP is available from the default Ubuntu base repository. Now run the following command below to install it:
sudo apt install gimp
- Install GIMP using Flatpak.
To install Gimp using Flatpak, first install the Flatpak utility using the command below:
sudo apt install flatpak gnome-software-plugin-flatpak sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
After installation, now install SNAP using the following Flatpak command:
sudo flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP
Step 3. Accessing GIMP on Debian.
Once successfully installed, open with the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> GNU Image Manipulation Program or 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 the latest version of GIMP on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.