How to Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04 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. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04

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 system.

  • Install GIMP using Snap Packages:
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install gimp
  • Install GIMP using default repository Ubuntu:
sudo apt install gimp

Step 3. Accessing GIMP on Ubuntu.

You can start it either from the terminal by typing gimp or you can find a GIMP launcher in the Application Menu of your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system. Click on the GNU Image Manipulation Program icon to start it.

Install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04

That’s all you need to do to install GIMP on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. 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.