How To Gimp 2.8.14 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, GIMP is an open-source photo manipulation software, being a good alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

The latest version available is GIMP 2.8.14, which has been released a about two days ago, adding only a bug-fixes to GIMP 2.8.12. Among others, this update brings support for multi-core CPU and GPU and adds support for OpenGL graphics acceleration.

 how to install Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

In this article I will show you how to install Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Gimp 2.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gimp package. Like this:

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

Optional, to remove gimp, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove gimp

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