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 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 latest version to enjoy new features, improvements and bug fixes.
What's New In Gimp 2.8.16?
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 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
On-Canvas Text Editing
Simple Math In Size Entries
Keyboard Shortcut Changes
How To Install/Upgrade In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Or Derivatives ?
Gimp 2.8.16 can easily be installed or upgraded to adding the following PPA -
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gimp