Source for version 2.8 (Stable)

GIMP releases available from and its mirrors contain the source code and have to be compiled in order to be installed on your system.

For instructions, how to build GIMP from source code, please see this page.

GIMP 2.8.14 is now available at You may want to read the Release Notes for GIMP 2.8.

To allow you to check the integrity of the tarballs, here are the MD5 sums of the latest releases:

File MD5 sum
gimp-2.8.14.tar.bz2 233c948203383fa078434cc3f8f925cb
gimp-2.8.12.tar.bz2 47fefa240c38cfb1016b57ad6324378d
gimp-2.8.10.tar.bz2 84c964aab7044489af69f7319bb59b47
gimp-2.8.8.tar.bz2 ef2547c3514a1096931637bd6250635a
gimp-2.8.6.tar.bz2 12b3fdf33d1f07ae79b412a9e38b9693
gimp-2.8.4.tar.bz2 392592e8755d046317878d226145900f
gimp-2.8.2.tar.bz2 b542138820ca3a41cbd63fc331907955
gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2 28997d14055f15db063eb92e1c8a7ebb

GIMP help files are available at

Please consider using one of the mirrors listed below.

Development snapshots

There are no releases of the 2.9 development version yet.

Nightly builds for Windows are available at This is unstable software, please use it at your own risk.

A detailed list of changes in the development branch is available in git.

FTP and Web Mirrors

Due to our server move in April (physical to virtual, into an environment that doesn't allow FTP access), we lost all existing mirrors. But we are now able to offer rsync access to

If you are running one of the existing GIMP mirrors, or want to create a new one, please contact us to get your rsync credentials.

Brazil (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)
Germany (web access) (web access) (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)
Japan (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)
Russia (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)
South Africa (web access)
United Kingdom (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access) (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)
United States (web access) (web access) (web access) (web access) (web access)
rsync:// (rsync access)