How to Install Gimp 2.6 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx

May 6, 2010, By Desi Mikkel

Gimp came standard with the last Ubuntu LTS release (Ubuntu 8.04), but does not come standard with 10.04 Lucid Lynx. See how to install Gimp 2.6 using the new Ubuntu Software Center (somewhat similar to “Add/Remove” in 8.04) available in Lucid Lynx.

Note: This Tutorial shows you how to install Gimp 2.6 on Ubuntu 10.04 using the Ubuntu Software Center. If you would prefer to install this package from the command line use “apt-get install gimp” (this will work for Ubuntu and Debian). If you prefer a clickable interface, then continue with this tutorial.

If you are looking for a way to install GIMP on a different OS, go to for command line code for openSUSE, Fedora, and Mandriva. Click the ‘show other downloads’ link, to find links to Mac OS X and/or Windows packages and install codes for Macports and Fink.

Getting and Installing Gimp 2.6 using the Ubuntu Software Center

Go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center

search “gimp” (in the top right search bar) or under Departments go to “Graphics > Painting & Editing”.

If not already chosen, click “Gimp Image Editor”. Click the “Install” button (on your right hand side).

You will be prompted to enter a password to authenticate. Go ahead and do that now, and then click the “Authenticate” button.

You should see a progress bar above the install button you clicked earlier, once installation has begun.

note: If you are not the admin of the computer you are working on, you will have to go get the password from the admin. You can not complete this step without the password.

Once the installation process is complete, you should see a little green check mark next to the Gimp logo, indicating that this program has been installed.

Close the software center, and launch Gimp (Applications > Graphics > Gimp Image Editor) to test. Now go ahead and have fun with your new image editor 🙂

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