In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 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 image editor on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) LTS. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Download and install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04.
Run the following command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt install gimp
Similarly, you can also install the latest version of GIMP on Ubuntu via Snap packages:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install gimp
Step 3. Accessing GIMP.
Once installed, You can start it either from the terminal by typing
gimp or by clicking on Show Application, and clicking on the GIMP icon.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GIMP image editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.