Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How To Install GIMP 2.9 Development Version on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    The latest development version of GIMP features a new revamped UI and usability changes. Several new themes by Benoit Touchette has been included in various shades of gray: Lighter, Light, Gray, Dark, Darker. The system theme has been preserved for users who prefer a completely consistent look of user interfaces across all desktop applications. The new UI themes are accompanied by symbolic icons.

   GIMP now keeps track of all GEGL-based filters that you used within one session and allows re-running them via the Filters > Recently Used submenu, just like old GIMP plug-ins. The new MyPaint Brush tool is now enabled by default.

Installation instructions:

   Run the following commands in terminal to install GIMP 2.9 Development Build on Ubuntu Linux Systems via GIMP Edge PPA by Otto Kesselgulasch:

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gimp

Once installed, open GIMP 2.9 from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

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