Sunday, May 6, 2018

GIMP 2.10 Final Version, What's new?

How to install gimp on Ubuntu?
GIMP 2.10
It's been 6 years since version 2.8 release. Gimp released the latest version of 2.10. Gimp is an open source software that can be used for photo or image editing. Maybe, for you windows users more familiar with Adobe Photoshop. And in the realm of open source gimp is a similar application with Photoshop.

What's the difference between Gimp and Photoshop? The most visible of the two, is the price. Photoshop is a paid software. while you can download gimp for free on the official website.  So for those of you who do not have the funds to buy Photoshop, Gimp is one software that can be an alternative.


The following is a GIMP 2.10 feature in several points:

- In this version, gimp uses the default theme of dark which looks more cool. But, there are other themes available such as system, gray, light. For the look, it depends on your taste.

- Image processing using GEGL (Generic Graphic Library), which allows to process images with a better bit depth level.

- Supports pixel processing using Hardware Accelerated.

- Interface of gimp already supports HiDPI.

My opinion about gimp 2.10 based on the experience of using it:

- More stable

- In the processing of an effect, feels faster than previous versions

- Better theme views

- Icon on the tools look more cool


 How to install GIMP?


 For those of you using windows, can directly get the software on the GIMP official website. As of this writing, this version of GIMP is not yet available on MAC. 

For those using ubuntu, here are the steps to install GIMP in Ubuntu via terminal:

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

In addition, you can also install it via flatpak with the following steps:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install flatpak
flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref


Hopefully useful for you.

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