In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Linux Mint 20. 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 image editor on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Snapd.
GNU image manipulation program has released a Snap package recently. This means now the GIMP web browser can be easily installed in any Linux distribution that supports Snap. Now run the following command to install
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
Step 3. Installing GIMP on Linux Mint 20.
To install GIMP, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install gimp
Step 4. Accessing GIMP on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed, you can launch GIMP from the command line or from the Desktop Start menu search.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the GIMP image editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.