Get the newest GIMP for Ubuntu and family

gimp 2.4.5

Due to a library conflict, Ubuntu users are bound to version 2.2 up to now. 8.4 will change that, but that is still some time ahead.

I used GetDeb in the past but have now installed a new repository for Gimp and other problematic software. It’s run by Oliver Schmidtke – and out of his web address I assume that he is living here in Bremen.

If you install an additional repository you may run into some problems. So be warned!

This is the way to install the repository:

Open a terminal and type this:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Go to the end of the file and append these lines:

deb http://apt.schmidtke-hb.de gutsy main
deb-src http://apt.schmidtke-hb.de gutsy main

Save the file and type these lines into the terminal window:

wget apt.schmidtke-hb.de/aptrepository.asc
sudo apt-key add aptrepository.asc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And now you have a brand new Gimp and some other updated packages. Up to now it worked fine for me…..

7 thoughts on “Get the newest GIMP for Ubuntu and family

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  2. just one question. Now I have the new 2.4.5. installed on my machine; but the UI comes in spanish.
    Is there a way to force gimp to show up in english?

    On my windows machine is as easy as defining a env variable (%LANG%?) as ‘en’.

    I now I could create a bash script that exported this var and then launched the gimp -I’ve already tried this- but it doesn’t work when I right-click an image and then choose ‘edit with gimp’

    Any ideas?

  3. … but 8.4 is absolute beta now in early 8.3. I’ll switch to it after release – no time to play bbeta tester.

    What I heard HHH will be great – so have much fun ahead of me! :-)

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