GIMP 2.10.2 released. How to install it on Fedora or Ubuntu

The long-awaited GIMP 2.10.2 is finally here! Discover how to install it on Fedora or Ubuntu Linux distribution. GIMP 2.10.0 was a huge release, which contains the result of 6 long years of work (GIMP 2.8 was released almost exactly 6 years ago!) by a small but dedicated core of contributors. GIMP 2.10.2 is out with 44 bugfixes and some new features such as HEIF file format support. Windows installer and a flatpak for Linux are available, Mac OS X version is coming in near future.

So, Let’s see how to install GIMP on Fedora or Ubuntu.


GIMP 2.10.0 brings updated user interface and initial HiDPI support
GIMP 2.10.0 brings updated user interface and initial HiDPI support

GIMP 2.10.0 released. Really a big list of notable changes

GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

GIMP provides the tools needed for high-quality image manipulation. From retouching to restoring to creative composites, the only limit is your imagination. Here, you can find a glance at the most notable features from the official site:

  • Image processing nearly fully ported to GEGL, allowing high bit depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel processing and more.
  • Color management is a core feature now, most widgets and preview areas are color-managed.
  • Many improved tools, and several new and exciting tools, such as the Warp transform, the Unified transform, and the Handle transform tools.
  • On-canvas preview for all filters ported to GEGL.
  • Improved digital painting with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry painting, MyPaint brush support…
  • Support for several new image formats added (OpenEXR, RGBE, WebP, HGT), as well as improved support for many existing formats (in particular more robust PSD importing).
  • Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM.
  • Basic HiDPI support: automatic or user-selected icon size.


GIMP 2.10.2 released. With 44 bugfixes and some new features

It’s barely been a month since the dev team released GIMP 2.10.0, and the first bugfix version 2.10.2 is already there. Its main purpose is fixing the various bugs and issues which were to be expected after the 2.10.0 release.

For a complete list of changes please see Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.10.0 to GIMP 2.10.2.

Notable changes are the added support for HEIF image format and new filters. This release brings HEIF image support, both for loading and export. Two new filters have been added, based off GEGL operations: Spherize filter to wrap an image around a spherical cap, based on the gegl:spherize operation, and Recursive Transform filter to create a Droste effect, based on the gegl:recursive-transform operation.


How to install GIMP 2.10.2 on Fedora or Ubuntu distributions

GIMP 2.10.2 is available for all Linux distributions in various packages, through Flatpak packaging system, for Windows, and for Mac OS X. We’re going to look on how to install GIMP on Fedora or Ubuntu.

The suggested way to install the new version of GIMP on Fedora systems is with Flatpak:

The easy way to install the new version of GIMP on Ubuntu systems is through the otto-kesselgulasch PPA:

  • so open a terminal session and digit:

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

You can also install GIMP on Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution) through Flatpak packaging system:

The new version of GIMP ships with far more new features, including new and improved tools, better file formats support, various usability improvements, revamped color management support, a plethora of improvements targeted at digital painters and photographers, metadata editing, and much, much more.

So after discovered how to install GIMP on Fedora or Ubuntu, enjoy your GIMP!