GIMP 2.8.4 (and 2.7 )

Install GIMP 2.8.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10
Open terminal and run this command
sudo apt-get remove gimp
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

For older versions of ubuntu there is no version 2.8. You could use the unstable version of 2.7 in ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10:

GIMP 2.7.4 is the last development download ahead of the stable GIMP 2.8 release.

Download/Install GIMP 2.7.4 in Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10

Source packages for GIMP 2.7.4 can be found @

To install GIMP 2.7.4 in Ubuntu via a PPA you will need to run the following two commands in a Terminal: -

This PPA contains unstable software

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp

The PPA provides GIMP 2.74 builds for Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 only.