How to Install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 can use it to edit, enhance, and retouch photos and scans, create drawings, and make your own images. It has a large collection of professional-level editing tools and filters, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop.

Install GIMP on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04.

Run the following command as sudo in order to install the software through the Ubuntu command line:

sudo apt install gimp

The system might prompt you with an option to confirm the installation. Please enter Y and hit Enter after which the software will be installed on your system:


Or you can find a GIMP launcher in the Application Menu of your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS operating system. Click on the GNU Image Manipulation Program icon to start it.

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04

That’s all you need to do to install GIMP on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.