GIMP 2.10 is Finally here! How to install on Ubuntu?

Finally: GIMP 2.10 is available for download for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Was released the latest stable version of this so popular tool for image editing with open source software. Very often it is seen as an alternative to Photoshop.

The tool was developed over 6 years old, which is pretty good considering that opensorse only just beginning to gain well-deserved popularity.

The release of GIMP 2.10 carries a huge number of different modifications and improvements. Designers will certainly appreciate the new features available in version 2.10.

The previous version of this graphical editor was released back in 2012. The whole 6 years was developed Gimp 2.10, we hope that we have waited not in vain…

Features of GIMP 2.10

Changes in GIMP 2.10 are visible immediately. For example, the interface is updated. New theme activated by default, has also been updated icons.

The GIMP developers claim that these changes are designed to help improve concentration. The user interface is actually “dims”, therefore, focuses on direct content.

A similar technique is used not only in the new version of Gimp. Exactly the same opinion have other software developers with open source.

Features of the new version of Gimp 2.10:

  • The default new dark theme and updated icons
  • Choice of 4 user interfaces
  • The possibility of including icons, colored toolbar
  • The ability to adjust the icon size
  • Multi-threading support
  • New modes of mixing colors
  • Layer group support masks
  • The new Unified Transform tool
  • Conversion tool deformation
  • Conversion tool new brushes
  • Edit the gradient on the canvas
  • The tool “Select foreground” supports the choice of podpisala
  • 80 filters based on GEGL (formerly “effects”)
  • Split-view for comparison of the source and GEGL-filtration
  • Improved crash recovery
  • The ability to view / edit metadata photo

Also in the new version, photographers can use the new filters based on GEGL, including Shadows / Highlights and high pass.

In addition, you can now use Darktable or RawTherapee as plug-ins to open files that were created in GIMP.

GIMP 2.10 also improves support for file formats including TIFF, PNG, PSD, FITS and JPEG2000.

And, of course, a new welcome screen greets you each time you launch the app:

Experimental tools

A number of experimental tools are available, but not enabled by default. You can include them (but remember that problems can occur), running GIMP 2.10 with the following flag:

gimp -show-playground

Then go to menu “Edit”> “Preferences”> “Playground” to include these experimental tools.

A more detailed overview of all changes, see the release notes for GIMP 2.10 or even more, view the change log.

How to install GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Package GIMP 2.10 for Windows, MacOS and Linux (as compiled source code) are available on the official GIMP website.


To install Gimp 2.10 as an application Flatpak – just follow this link.

You can also use this command:

flatpak install


Remove GIMP 2.8 (if installed) before adding this PPA.

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


You can try to install Gimp 2.10 and using the AppImage. Follow the news on this page.


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