Chances are, you already have Gimp installed on your Ubuntu Desktop. That’s great. Gimp is an awesome program. The real question is, do you have the current Gimp release? Currently it’s Gimp 2.8. I just did a quick check. I happen to have Gimp version 2.6. I’m two versions behind on Gimp. To get the latest Gimp release, just follow the following instructions.
Update To The Latest Gimp
We will use the PPA route to get the latest Gimp version 2.8. This will only work with Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and the latest Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Older Ubuntu versions are not supported in this repository. Enter the following commands in the Terminal to add the Gimp PPA repository to our sources list. We can then update and install the latest Gimp version.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gimp
In the future, all you have to do is run update to get the latest Gimp release. There will be no need to re-install Gimp if you already have it.
sudo apt-get update