How To Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04

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 colour management features to ensure high-fidelity colour 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.

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 these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Download and Installing GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run the following command to add the PPA:

Similarly, you can also install the latest version of GIMP on Ubuntu via Snap packages:

Step 3. Accessing GIMP.

Once installed, You can start it either from the terminal by typing gimp or by clicking on Show Application, and click on the GIMP icon.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GIMP image editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official GIMP web site.

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