GIMP 2.9 (2.10 Development Builds) Available In New Ubuntu PPA

Thorsten Stettin has created a new PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint users who want to use the latest GIMP 2.9 development builds.There won’t be a GIMP 2.9 stable release – 2.9 is used for development and will result in the next stable GIMP version, 2.10. The major new feature in GIMP 2.10 will be a complete port to GEGL / high bit depths and the latest GIMP from GIT already allows working in 16bit and 32bit per color channel mode, both integer and float:Other features that will be available with GIMP 2.10 are a new wrap tool, seamless cloning, a unified transform tool and more.Most of these new features are already work in progress and available in the latest GIMP development builds which you can install in Ubuntu by using Thorsten’s PPA. However, remember that since these aren’t stable GIMP builds, you may find bugs or incomplete features!Install GIMP 2.9 (development build) in UbuntuTo install GIMP 2.9 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 or 13.04, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edgesudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gimpIt looks like Thorsten is working on creating Ubuntu 12.04 LTS packages, but they aren’t ready yet.Revert the changesIf you want to go back to the

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