How To Install GIMP on Fedora 37

Install GIMP on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, GIMP is a powerful, flexible, and customizable image editing software that is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It is an excellent alternative to commercial image editing software, and its open-source nature means that it is constantly being updated and improved.

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 image editing tool on a Fedora 37.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for GIMP.
  • A 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 Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing GIMP on Fedora 37.

  • Method 1. Install GIMP using the official Fedora repository √

By default, the GIMP package comes in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the stable version of GIMP to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install gimp
  • Method 2. Install GIMP using Flatpak/Flathub √

First, we need to install Flatpak on your Fedora system using the command below:

sudo dnf install flatpak

Next, you’ll need the Flathub repository to install the Flatpak package. Flathub is the largest and most popular Flatpak repository. Most of the time when you want something through Flatpak, it’s going to come from Flathub. For that use the command, given below:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Finally, install GIMP using the following command below:

flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP

For additional resources on installing Flatpak, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing GIMP on Fedora 37.

Once the installation is complete, you can start using the GIMP by launching it from the desktop application menu. If you prefer using the command line terminal, enter the following command to launch the browser quickly:


Alternatively, you can launch Nomacs from the application menu in your desktop environment and Flatpak users can use the following command to launch from the terminal:

flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP

Install GIMP on Fedora 37

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.

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