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Install GIMP If You Want PHOTOSHOP On Linux.

xeroxism profile image Alexander Wayne Omorokunwa Originally published at fossnaija.com on ・2 min read

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GIMP(GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM) is a very powerfuland flexible, freeand open-sourceimage editorthat can be used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing,converting between different types of image formats, and many othergraphic-related tasks.

GIMPcontains very useful tools to make your work easy and enjoyable as agraphic designer, illustrator or if you just want to do some picturemanipulations.

Ifyou’re used to Photoshop, GIMPwould be familiar – with many similar work-flow and features. It isas close to Adobe Photoshop as you can getfree of charge. Itsupports layers, and is packed with advanced tools for enhancing yourpictures or creating new ones from scratch.

Itis so easy for you toadjust every aspect of your pictures’ appearance manually, or usethe dozens of customizable filters and effects to achieve amazingresults with just a few clicks. GIMP comespre-installed with many plugins created by other users,and adding more is a piece of cake.

Ifyou don’t need the power of GIMP and prefer a simpler interface,check out Pinta– another efficient open-sourcephoto editor that’s a little lighter on features, but easier tomaster.

Thispost will show you how to easily install Gimp on UbuntuLinux.

METHOD 1: USING THE UBUNTU SOFTWARECENTER.

Therecommended way of installing gimp is through the official packageavailable in your Linux distribution.

You can simply go to the Ubuntu software center and search for “GIMP” in the search bar.

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GIMP: UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER

Then you can simply click the INSTALL button to install the application. Then all you have to do is wait for the installation to complete.

METHOD 2: USING THE SYNAPTIC PACKAGEMANAGER.

Firstof all ensure that you have synapticpackage managerinstalled.

Then search for “gimp” in the package list, and mark for installation.

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Thenselect the “gimp” result and choose “mark for installation” – and also mark dependencies required by the software application.

Then click APPLY to begin installation.

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DOWNLOADING GIMP WITH SYNAPTIC PACKAGE MANAGER

Afterinstallation, you’re good to go!

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Happy Linux’NG!

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Been using Gimp on Windows for a decade and a half, now? Great tool.