Install Gimp 2.8 Using PPA On Ubuntu 12.10

Here is a guide to install Gimp 2.8 on using the otto06217 PPA on Ubuntu 12.10.

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction. Read more about Gimp.


Installing Gimp 2.8 using a PPA on Ubuntu 12.10 (click on the image to watch the video)
Before you can install Gimp you first need to add the otto06217 PPA. To add the PPA and install Gimp 2.8 open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-plugin-registry

When Gimp is installed you can close the terminal window.

To start Gimp press the SuperKey and type: gimp

2 Responses to Install Gimp 2.8 Using PPA On Ubuntu 12.10

  • Marcos says:

    Emmm… Gimp is already available in the ubuntu repos:


    [email protected]:~$ lsb_release -c
    Codename: quantal
    [email protected]:~$ apt-cache policy gimp
    gimp:
    Installed: 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
    Candidate: 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
    Version table:
    *** 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1 0
    500 http://ubuntu.unc.edu.ar/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/main amd64 Packages
    500 http://ubuntu.unc.edu.ar/ubuntu/ quantal-security/main amd64 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    2.8.2-1ubuntu1 0
    500 http://ubuntu.unc.edu.ar/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages

    • tinuz says:

      I know that it’s in the repo, but i like to use a PPA to install Gimp because when a newer version or an update is released Gimp will be updated to the latest version… a stable or a development version. It all depends on the PPA you use for it.

      Not all the software that you can find in the repo’s/ubuntu software center gets an update to the latest release. The benefit of using a PPA is that when a new version is released most of the times the program gets updated (depending on the maintainer from the PPA) while programs in the ubuntu software center is being updated on the next Ubuntu release….

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