How to Install GIMP and GIMP help files in Ubuntu

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source and free image editor software for Linux, MacOS and Windows. It is a good alternative for popular Image editing software Adobe Photoshop.  Using this you can do some quality image manipulation. It comes pre-installed with most Linux distributions. If you want to know the GIMP installation steps then follow below methods.



Install GIMP and GIMP Help Files on Ubuntu

You can install GIMP via snap, flatpak and Ubuntu repositories. Open your terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands to install GIMP.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gimp

Install GIMP Help Files:

GIMP help files

You can search the available help files via below command

sudo apt-cache search gimp-help

Then install GIMP help files using this command.

sudo apt install gimp-help-en

After that you can open the help files via help menu in GIMP.

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Install GIMP via snap:

In terminal run this GIMP snap installation command.

sudo snap install gimp

Install GIMP via Flatpak:

First enable flatpak on your system using this tutorial. And then install using below command.

flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP

You can run GIMP flatpak using this comand.

flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP

That’s it.

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