GIMP 2.8.4 released and PPA installation instructions included

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 2.8.4 is out! This is a release in the stable GIMP 2.8 series, featuring lots of bug fixes and translation updates.

What is new in 2.8.4


-- Move the OSX gimpdir to "~/Library/Application Support"


-- Better names for the default filters in save and export
-- Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
-- Remember the "maximized" state across sessions
-- Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
-- Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
-- Various fixes for text style attribute handling
-- Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers
-- Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX


-- Make libgimp drawable combo boxes aware of layer groups
-- Make sure plug-in windows appear on top on OSX
-- Fix item width in GimpPageSelector (used e.g. in PDF import)


-- Better default values in the Drop Shadow script
-- Fix a whole bunch of bugs in the BMP plug-in
-- On OSX, use the system's screenshot utility


-- Add Brazilian-Portuguese translation to the Windows installer

Source and build system:

-- Many improvements to the OSX bundle build system
-- Support automake 1.13


-- Lots of bug fixes
-- Lots of translation updates

Install GIMP 2.8.4 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following comamnds

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

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1 Response

  1. Adam says:

    As I know Gimp is not an acronym any longer it is a common name.

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