After several years of development, a new version of Gimp, Gimp 2.10, was released a few days ago. A version that comes with great improvements and with elements that many users wanted and expected for a long time.
Users rolling release distributions may already have this new version on their computersBut what do those who don't use a rolling release distribution do? Next we are going to explain different ways to install Gimp 2.10 in different distributions that support repositories, AppImage packages and flatpak packages.The easiest method of installing Gimp 2.10 is via AppImage package. We can build this Gimp package thanks to this Github repository. In this repository we will find the instructions for building the package in AppImage format.
If we have a distribution that is based on Ubuntu or Debian, we can use ppa repositories, some external repositories to the distribution that will help us to install the latest version of Gimp. To do this we open a terminal and write the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gimp o sudo apt-get upgrade
It should be noted that this repository is not official and therefore may present some problems with certain programs that we have installed.
The third option for installing Gimp 2.10 is through a flatpak package. This type of package is supported by many non-rolling release distributions such as Fedora, OpenSUSE or Ubuntu. To install with this type of format, we can go to Flatub and install via web browser or open a terminal and type the following:
flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref
The last option is to download the package directly from Gimp's official website. When we download the package It will be in tar.gz format, we unzip it and then run the application called "gimp". This option is one of the simplest but also the one with the least connection with the distribution.
In any case, through any of these methods we can install the latest version of Gimp and try this free alternative to Photoshop.