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Install GIMP Image Editor 2.10.18 On Linux Ubuntu

Install GIMP Image Editor 2.10.18 on Linux Ubuntu. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux Systems. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program,
an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing
system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter,
etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted. GIMP is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and OS X.

GIMP Image Editor 2.10.18

The updates deliver several major usability improvements, a new tool for transformations in 3D space, new release checker, and the usual amount of bug fixes.

Here are release highlights:

  • Tools are now grouped in the toolbox by default
  • Sliders now use a compact style with improved user interaction
  • Vastly improved user experience for the transformation preview
  • Dockable areas now highlighted when a dockable dialog is being dragged
  • New 3D Transform tool to rotate and pan items
  • Much smoother brush outline preview motion on the canvas
  • Symmetry painting enhancements
  • Faster loading of ABR brushes
  • PSD support improvements
  • Consolidated user interface for merging down and anchoring layers
  • Update check to notify users of new releases available
  • 28 bug fixes, 15 translation updates

New 3D Transform tool

A new transform tool helps changing the perspective of a layer or panning it in 3D space. You can set a vanishing point, then rotate the layer in X, Y, and Z axes.

Multiple modifiers are available to constrain rotation and panning to just one
axis. The Unified interaction checkbox allows shifting the vanishing, as well
as panning and rotating without switching between tabs on the on-canvas
settings dialog. Finally, the Local frame option allows controlling the
transformation in the layer’s local frame of reference, instead of the global one.

How to Install GIMP

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP

Run:

flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP

How to Install Flatpak

To install Flatpak on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) or Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), simply run:

sudo apt install flatpak

With older Ubuntu versions, the official Flatpak PPA is the recommended way to install Flatpak. To install it, run the following in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt update
sudo apt install flatpak

Install the Software Flatpak plugin

The Flatpak plugin for the Software app makes it possible to install apps without needing the command line. To install, run:

sudo apt install gnome-software-plugin-flatpak

Add the Flathub repository

Flathub is the best place to get Flatpak apps. To enable it, run:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Please remember to complete setup, you must restart your system.

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