Download: GIMP 2.8 (Linux)

Does GIMP come with Linux distributions?

As GIMP is open-source software, it’s shipped with all major linux distributions, for instance:

  • Debian/GNU
  • Fedora Core
  • OpenSUSE
  • Ubuntu, Kubuntu

Most of them come with GIMP 2.8 already.

Of course it’s always possible to compile GIMP 2.8/2.9 yourself or get it from third-party package sources (if available).

How to install GIMP on Linux

Use your distributions package management tool (it may be called Software Center, YaST, etc.) to install GIMP, if it is not installed already.

Compile GIMP yourself

If there’s no package available for your preferred version, you can always compile GIMP yourself as the source code is available.

Download: GAP 2.6 (Windows)

Go to for further download possibilites. The download is provided by PhotoComix on deviantart. Thank you 😉

Download: GIMP 2.8.x (Ubuntu)

Install GIMP using Software Center

1. Open Software Center
2. Look for “GIMP
3. Install
4. Ready! You can now launch GIMP using your graphical environment like any other application.

Install GIMP on the command line

sudo apt install gimp