Today, when I opened Discover (the Kubuntu software center), I saw that GIMP appeared in the recent section. I was surprised that, when looking at it, the version that it showed was the APT that is still by v2.10.8. At the time I thought, "This means something," and it does. GIMP 2.10.12 is now available, a version that arrives to correct various errors that had been discovered in a earlier version that it did come with outstanding news.
What seems strange to me is that my Discover does not appear Flatpak version GIMP, which is already available if we do not want to look for its binaries and perform some kind of manual installation. This could mean that GIMP was not on Flathub before, but there seems to be some kind of problem displaying Flatpak packages in Discover if they are in APT or Snap version. The same thing happens with VLC, so it must be like that.
What's New in GIMP 2.10.12
- Improved the Curves tool.
- Support for exporting layers to TIFF.
- Support for user-installed fonts on Windows (and now I understand why I couldn't use Ubuntu font on Windows 10).
- Painted faster.
- Improved support for symmetrical painting.
- Incremental mode in the Dodge / Burn tool.
- The free selection tool now creates a preliminary selection.
- New Offset tool.
At this time, to be able to install GIMP in the simplest way we have to do it from your Flatpak package, as long as our system is compatible by default or we have added support, something that will be different depending on the distribution we are using. For this, it will be enough that we go to Your Website and click on the blue "Install" that appears under the name of the app. Alternatively, it can be installed from the terminal by typing the following:
flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref
The application will appear like any other in the application menu of our Linux distribution, from where we can launch it. If this is not the case, we can launch it with the following command.
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//stable
Those of us who are using the Snap version we will still have to wait to update your package. We can check if there is a new version with the command sudo snap refresh gimp. If you have chosen the APT version, you will still have to be more patient, since the latest version available (at least in my case) is v2.10.8. If you install GIMP 2.10.12, feel free to leave your experiences in the comments. I'm going to follow @GIMP_Official on Twitter to avoid future surprises ...