In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GIMP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Its primary function centers around graphic design and editing images and transcoding between various image formats, free-form drawing, and many more. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and more operating systems.
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 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, 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 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
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. Installing GIMP on Ubuntu 22.04.
- Install GIMP from PPA Repository.
By default, the GIMP is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/gimp
After the repository is enabled, now install the latest version of GIMP using the below command:
sudo apt update sudo apt install gimp
- Install GIMP from Snap Store.
If Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install core
To install GIMP, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install gimp
Step 3. Accessing GIMP on Ubuntu 22.04.
Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> GIMP or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GIMP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GIMP website.