I want to Setup GIMP 2.10 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) without flatpak.

can it be possible now or on future??

  • personally i use gimp 2.9.9 but no big question to install gimp 2.10 with help of ppa
    – Yurij
    May 14, 2018 at 7:57

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GIMP 2.10 can be installed natively in all currently supported versions of Ubuntu by installing the gimp snap package. Open the terminal and type:

sudo snap install gimp   

This command installs GIMP 2.10 from the stable channel. If you need to have full access to external media (such as USB flash drive, SD/MicroSD card, additional mounted hard drive and so on), run the following command:

sudo snap connect gimp:removable-media

You can also install GIMP 2.10 from the Ubuntu Software app by selecting the GIMP snap package which is called GIMP in Ubuntu Software.

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You can change the interface language in GIMP by selecting Edit -> Preferences -> Interface -> under the Language section select a new language from the dropdown menu. Restart GIMP for the changed interface language to take effect.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alex-p/gimp
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install gimp-devel 

then run gimp-devel to open Gimp 2.10


The snap-thing will lack localization / translation ( snap should stay away from any LTS because of those kinds of lacks )

There's Otto Meier's ppa for the usual way of install :



…gimp 2.10 is available there ( with translation / localization ) for 17.10 and 18.04 but beware : before enabling this ppa on your system, first uninstall your actual Gimp 2.8.

I assume it will soon be available for 16.04 ?

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