How to Install GIMP on CentOS 8

Install GIMP on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to installing and configure GIMP on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP in short is one of the best open-source image editors. You are ready to enjoy a large image manipulation toolbox that enables you to perform channel operations and layers, effects, sub-pixel imaging and anti-aliasing, and conversions, all with multi-level undo, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows, and more operating systems.

Install GIMP on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install GIMP on CentOS 8.

Gimp packages are available on the AppStream repository added as default during CentOS. Run the following command to install Gimp:

sudo dnf install gimp

Once successfully installed, confirm installation by checking package details:

$ dnf info gimp
Last metadata expiration check: 0:12:33 ago on Sun 16 Mar 2021 09:46:20 AM EAT.
Installed Packages
Name         : gimp
Epoch        : 2
Version      : 2.10.12
Release      : 3.module_f30+6174+bgccf689
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 115 M
Source       : gimp-2.10.12-3.module_f30+6174+bgccf689.src.rpm
Repository   : @System
From repo    : updates-modular
Summary      : GNU Image Manipulation Program
URL          :
License      : GPLv3+ and GPLv3

Step 3. Launch Gimp on CentOS.

You can start it by the clicking on Activities and search gimp keyword and click on the GIMP icon. If you are familiar with the command line then you can start it by typing gimp on your terminal.

Install GIMP on CentOS 8

That’s all you need to do to install GIMP on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on GIMP, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.