This tutorial is subjected in regard to install GIMP Editor on Fedora Workstation, probably over all versions. If you are are new to Fedora, and want an image manipulation app that can offer simple as well as advanced features for any level photo editing, then GIMP photo editor is the best option. And here you can learn how to install the app easily.
GIMP Photo Editor & Its Features
GIMP is a widely popular open source photo editing app that includes all advance features, and is available for cross platforms like Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and many more. Since, this application is open source, it can also be modified through its source codes and distributed. However, for a user’s point of view, it features a lot of options that can help to manipulate with images, image formats, and so on. Here includes some of its features:
- Full suite of painting tools including brush, pencil, airbrush, cone, and so on.
- A powerful gradient editor and blend tool.
- Supports custom brushes and patterns.
- Ability to open unlimited number of images at once.
- Full alpha channel support.
- Transformation tools like rotate, scale, shear, and many more.
- Available for cross platforms including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux as well.
How to install GIMP editor on Fedora?
Under this article, we will discuss a number of possible approaches through which you can easily install GIMP on your Fedora system. You can try out any of these approaches whichever helps you to install the app easily.
Approach 1: Install GIMP editor with default repository
The easiest way to install GIMP editor on your Fedora machine is to use its default repository package. You just need to run the following command:
sudo dnf install gimp
Running this command will start installation procedure, and may take some time depending on your internet speed, but probably not more than a few minutes. After the installation is done, you can access the app through Activities menu.
Approach 2: Install GIMP Flatpak on Fedora
Flatpak is another option in Linux based operating system, that allows to install apps easily. The good thing is, it’s already installed on Fedora Workstation versions. Means, you just need to enable Flathub to install GIMP (Flatpak version) on your machine. To add the Flathub remote, just run the following command:
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Once done, open your browser and visit Official Website OF GIMP, and click on “Install GIMP flatpak” button as depicted here.
Clicking the button should open software installer, and ask you to install GIMP editor on your system. Alternatively, you can also install GIMP editor on Fedora manually through running a command in terminal:
flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref
Approach 3: Install GIMP with Snap
Installing GIMP with Snap is also an easy option for Fedora users to install applications on their machine. And in order to install the app, they must need to install and enable Snap on their desktop. To do so, run the following command:
sudo dnf install snapd
After the package manager is installed, restart your fedora system to ensure snap’s paths are correctly updated. Next is to create a sym-link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
Now, you can easily install GIMP photo editor on fedora using snap by running this command:
sudo snap install gimp
That’s it, and you can now access the app through Activities menu or through terminal as well by running:
GIMP is really a helpful application if you love photo editing. You can easily install this app on any Fedora Workstation versions, and aforementioned guidelines might be helpful. Do share this tutorial with your friends. If you have any question, you can click to Visit Our Discussion Board.