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Current Stable Version

The current stable release of GIMP is 2.8.16 (2015-11-21).

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GIMP for Unix-like systems

It’s very likely your Unix-like system such as a GNU/Linux distribution already comes with a GIMP package. It is a preferred method of installing GIMP, as the distribution maintainers take care of all the dependencies and bug fix updates. Please note that many distros decide to pin a specific version of GIMP to their releases.

GIMP can also run on Solaris and is available for the BSD family of systems such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD.

Please refer to the documentation for your Unix-like system on the installation of software.

GIMP for Mac OS X

Download GIMP 2.8.16
via BitTorrent
Download GIMP 2.8.16
 directly

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

Since the 2.8.2 version, GIMP runs on OSX natively. No X11 environment is required.

Native build

The official GIMP 2.8 DMG installer (linked above) is a stock GIMP build without any add-ons. It works on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and later. Just open the downloaded DMG and drag and drop GIMP into your “Applications” folder.

The MD5 hash sum for gimp-2.8.16-x86_64.dmg is: 58e9843cbfd99eb07bf5204cfd9d913f.

Older Downloads

Previous installers for OSX can be found here: download.gimp.org.

Macports

A (easy?) way to compile and install GIMP and other great Free software on your Mac is by using Macports. The installer allows you to choose from a large directory of packages. To install gimp using Macports, you simply do sudo port install gimp once you have Macports installed.

Disclaimer: we have not investigated if it’s feasible to build GIMP 2.8 from Macports. The GIMP port file mentions 2.8.10, and appears to be maintained, however.

Homebrew

Homebrew is similar to Macports and provides packages (aka formulas) to install, either by compiling them from source or by using pre-made binaries. While there appears to be no formula for GIMP itself, there are reports that all dependencies are available. This may help to build GIMP from source.

Fink

Fink is a package repository that offer mostly precompiled binaries. It provides the apt-get command known to e.g. Debian and Ubuntu users, and installing GIMP is as easy as sudo apt-get install gimp once you have installed the Fink installer.
If there’s no binary package, then fink install gimp will compile GIMP from source.

Disclaimer: we haven’t been able to determine if it is possible to install or build GIMP 2.8 from Fink. GIMP 2.6.12 appears to be the most recent GIMP package that is offered there.

GIMP for Windows

Download GIMP 2.8.16
via BitTorrent
Download GIMP 2.8.16
 directly

The download links above will attempt to download GIMP from one of our trusted mirror servers. If the mirrors do not work or you would rather download directly from our server, you can get the direct download here.

These links download the official GIMP installer for Windows. The installer contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of GIMP, and will automatically use the appropriate one.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing system. It works by downloading GIMP from a distributed network of BitTorrent users, and may improve download speed dramatically. Choosing this option will download the torrent file for the GIMP installer. You may need to install a torrent client to make use of this file. Learn more…

MD5 Hash Sum

The MD5 hash sum for gimp-2.8.16-setup.exe is: a2095f250fd3a776757ccddc477312d0.

Older Downloads

Previous installers for Windows can be found here: download.gimp.org.

GIMP User Manual


Source for version 2.8 (Stable)

GIMP releases available from gimp.org 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 2.8.16 is now available at http://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.8/. 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:

gimp-2.8.16.tar.bz2
30e0a1b7c18b0e3415f4ac54567252ac

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 http://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/help/.

Please consider using one of the mirrors listed below.

Development snapshots

The current development branch is GIMP 2.9 and will finally lead to the next stable GIMP release 2.10.

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

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

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

GIMP 2.9.2 is now available at http://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.9/.

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

gimp-2.9.2.tar.bz2
aa8a846a497e3328c5b7d2fd33f5cf63

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 download.gimp.org

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
http://mirror.nbtelecom.com.br/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://mirror.nbtelecom.com.br::gimp (rsync access)
Germany
http://de-mirror.gimper.net/pub/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://artfiles.org/gimp.org/gimp/
http://artfiles.org/gimp.org/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://ftp.fau.de/gimp/gimp/
https://ftp.fau.de/gimp/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://ftp.fau.de/gimp/ (rsync access)
Japan
ftp://mirrors.go-parts.com/gimp/
http://mirrors.go-parts.com/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://mirrors.go-parts.com/mirrors/gimp/ (rsync access)
Russia
ftp://mirrors-ru.go-parts.com/gimp/gimp/
http://go-parts.com/mirrors-ru/gimp/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://mirrors-ru.go-parts.com/mirrors/gimp/ (rsync access)
South Africa
http://gimp.afri.cc/pub/gimp/ (web access)
United Kingdom
ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/ (rsync access)
ftp://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/gimp/
http://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://mirrors-uk.go-parts.com/mirrors/gimp/ (rsync access)
United States
http://gimp.galaxyverge.com/ (web access)
http://gimper.net/downloads/pub/gimp/ (web access)
http://gimp.mirrors.hoobly.com/pub/gimp/ (web access)
ftp://mirrors-usa.go-parts.com/gimp/gimp/
http://go-parts.com/mirrors-usa/gimp/gimp/ (web access)
rsync://mirrors-usa.go-parts.com/mirrors/gimp/ (rsync access)