GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation program has just been updated to version 2.8.4 in Windows, Mac and Linux systems, including Ubuntu. No new features were released, just bug fixes. This brief tutorial is going to quickly show you how to install / upgrade GIMP in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. A link is also added for Windows and Mac users to quickly install the latest version.

For more information about this release, please click here to view the complete changelog.

What Got Fixed:

  • Move the OSX gimpdir to "~/Library/Application Support"
  • Better names for the default filters in save and export 
  • Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
  • Remember the "maximized" state across sessions
  • Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
  • Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
  • Various fixes for text style attribute handling
  • Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers – Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX

To install it in Ubuntu, press Ctrl – Alt – T keys on  your keyboard to open the terminal. When it open, run the commands below to add this PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp




Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install GIMP.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp








Mac and Windows users can download GIMP from here.