Gimp 2.8.16 Released Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives Distros

gimp 2.8.16 released

Gimp is one of the most popular image editors available for Linux. Gimp developers team has been releasing out new features, bug fixes and more improved GUI (Graphical User Interface). With Gimp 2.8.16, there are a new set of GUI improvements, bug fixes, and plugins improvements. Let’s see how to install Gimp 2.8.16 in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other derivatives.


On the completion of 20 years of development, the Gimp team announced a new release with lots of changes and improvements. There are some of the features have been presented in this release that I wished to have in Gimp. Now I am enjoying them all! Let’s see what those features are and how you can upgrade to the latest version to enjoy new features, improvements and bug fixes.

What’s New In Gimp 2.8.16?

Single-Window Mode

The major feature developed in Gimp 2.8 is that it can now have all the windows (Toolbox, Layers – Brushes window, etc.) in one main window. No separated window like before.

Gimp 2.8 Separated-Window mode

Gimp 2.8 Separated-Window mode

Gimp single-window mode

Gimp 2.8 Single-Window mode
Gimp Single-Window mode is a nice option given under Window >> Single-Window mode. Enabling the option makes all the separated windows in a single window. It gives more space to work and quick access to the other windows like layer window and toolbox etc.

Multi-Column Dock Windows

More Screen Real Estate For Dockable Dialogs

Save And Export

Tools Drawn With Cairo

Layer Groups

On-Canvas Text Editing

Simple Math In Size Entries

Keyboard Shortcut Changes

Plugins Features

  • Brush System Improvements
  • Tool Preset Improvements
  • Cage Transform Tool
  • File Plug-Ins
  • For Tablet Users
  • Resource Tagging

Bug Fixes

How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives?

Gimp 2.8.16 can easily be installed or upgraded to add the following PPA –
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gimp

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