How To Install GIMP Image Editor on CentOS 8

Install GIMP Image Editor on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install GIMP Image Editor on CentOS 8 server. 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 GIMP on a CentOS 8 server.

Install GIMP Image Editor on CentOS 8

Step 1. First step is to make sure that the following two repositories are enabled on your CentOS 8 Linux system.

# dnf repolist
repo id                                             repo name                                                                   status
rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms                    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStream (RPMs)                    6,031
rhel-8-for-x86_64-baseos-rpms                       Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS (RPMs)                       2,193

Then, install gimp package by using the dnf command:

dnf install gimp

Finally, Start Gimp graphical editor from your menu or by executing the following command:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed GIMP Image Editor. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GIMP on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official GIMP website.

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