How to Install GIMP in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

GIMP (short for GNU Image Manipulation Software) is a free raster graphics editor software. From retouching to free hand drawing, GIMP can accomplish almost any essential image editing task complete with filters and plugins, serving to be viable replacement for Photoshop in Ubuntu. Here is our guide for Gimp installation in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty.

The current stable version is 2.6.11 and the beta version 2.7.2 is also available for those who want to get their hands dirty.

Installation

To install GIMP in Ubuntu 11.04, open Terminal and execute the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

In case you get this error

gimp-2.7: error while loading shared libraries: libgegl-0.1.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Open Terminal and execute :

sudo apt-get install libgegl-0.0-0

6 Replies to “How to Install GIMP in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal”

  1. i am a recent linux user and got the new ubuntu and was dissappointed when it didnt come with GIMP. I have downloaded it but cannot find the file to install it please help 🙂

    1. I was in your same shoes trying to figure how to install apps. You have compile the source code if you have the *.tar.* (which might be a little complicated for you at this point). So i would advise you to install through the terminal:
      1. press ctrl+alt+T
      2. then in the window type
      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras
      one after the other

      if you still find it difficult, please free to ask

  2. I got this:

    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/gimp_2.7.3-2011031601~nn_amd64.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    The system warned me of a serious error and now Gimp won’t launch. Any ideas?

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