Install Guide: Gimp 2.7 Using PPA On Ubuntu 11.10

You can install GIMP 2.7 on Ubuntu 11.10 using the matthaeus123 ppa for gimp. GIMP 2.7 is an unstable development version. A stable version (2.6) of GIMP can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Center.


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.



To add the ppa and install GIMP 2.7 open a terminal window (press SuperKey and type: terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

To start GIMP press SuperKey and type: gimp

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2 Responses to Install Guide: Gimp 2.7 Using PPA On Ubuntu 11.10

  • Thanks for that, but once installed Gimp 2.7 failed to launch. Had to uninstall, remove the repo, and folders, and installed stable version. Came up with an error missing folder? Any ideas? ~Thanks dude…

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      tinuz says:

      Nope, no idea at all … gimp 2.7 is still being developed and is very unstable. i advice you to use gimp 2.6 until gimp 2.7 the final version is released.

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