GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed software for manipulating images. We can easily optimize the image, convert their type using GIMP. It provides the power and flexibility to designers to transform images into truly unique creations. GIMP is a cross platforms application and is available for Linux, Windows, MAC OS, and FreeBSD, etc. This article will help you to install the latest Gimp on Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04 LTS Linux systems.

The designers searching for a free tool for image manipulation. GIMP will provide all the tools required for your image creations. You will get the features like any other paid application for the same purpose and it’s a completely cross-platform platform application. So you are not bounded by any specific operating system. Let’s use the tutorial to install the latest GIMP on your system and make unique creations.

Step 1 – Install GIMP on Ubuntu

You are required to add an external apt repository in your system to install Gimp on the Ubuntu system. After adding the repository, install Gimp using the following set of commands. It will install or upgrade the latest packages of Gimp on your Ubuntu Linux system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

Step 2 – Launch GIMP Application

You can search Gimp using the GNOME search box and launch it. Alternatively, you can also launch the gimp application using the command line as follows:

gimp &

Step 3- Uninstall GIMP

If you no longer need of Gimp and want to remove from your system, Use the following command to remove all Gimp application and associated data from your system.

sudo apt-get autoremove gimp gimp-plugin-registry

Also, purge the PPA from your system.

sudo apt install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/gimp


In this tutorial, you have learned how to install Gimp on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS systems.