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.

Ubuntu, Debian

Ubuntu or Debian users can run apt-get install gimp to install GIMP. Ubuntu users may also install GIMP from Software Centre, this includes recent GIMP versions from PPAs.


SUSE users can install GIMP by running yast -i gimp or zypper in gimp, depending on the distribution version.


Similarly to the above, Fedora users can install GIMP by running yum install gimp.


Mandriva Linux users can install GIMP by running urpmi gimp.


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


GIMP can run on Solaris.