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 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 the step-by-step installation GIMP on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Image Editor on CentOS 8

Step 1. The 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

Step 2. Installing GIMP on CentOS 8.

Now run the following command below to install the Gimp package:

sudo dnf install gimp

Step 3. Accessing GIMP on CentOS.

Once complete installation, now start Gimp graphical editor from your menu or by executing the following command:


Install GIMP Image Editor on CentOS 8

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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