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Best Image Editor Software for Linux
In recent times, Linux has become more rich in terms of softwares availability. Today, there are so many alternative software avaialable compared to Windows like LibreOffice. Also, many software developers are making softwares for Windows as well as Linux. If you are new to Linux or have recently migrated to Linux from Windows, then you might be confused with some of your basic required softwares. Also you are looking for alternative Image editor softwares than Windows operating system as Photoshop is not available for Linux. So here is the some of the best Image editing softwares from my point of view. 1. GIMP GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is the most popular and open-source photo editor software for Linux as well as Windows and MacOS. GIMP is the advance image editor software to make professional level editing. GIMP is the highly customizble and You can also use third party plugin and can enhance the power of GIMP. You can download GIMP directly from Official Website or Ubuntu Software Center or from the Terminal bu running bellow command. sudo apt-get install gimp 2. Pinta Pinta is simple and fast drawing open-source bitmap image editor for Linux, Windows, Mac and BDS operating systems. It has simple drawing tools, editing and manipulating images compared to other open-source editor GIMP. It is much like Paint application of the Linux. Download Pinta from official Pinta download page or Ubuntu Software Center. You can also install Pinta from Terminal with 3rd party repository with bellow command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pinta 3. Inkscape Inkscape is also open-source and professional quality vector graphics editor runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows computers. Inkscape is useful in creating and editing vector graphics like diagrams, charts, logos etc. You can download and install Inkscape from official website or Ubuntu Software Center or from the Terminal with bellow commands. sudo add-apt-repository sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install inkscape 4. Darktable Darktable is open-source and raw image editor application available for Linux, Windows, MacOS, and FreeBDS etc. Darktable creates virtual lighttable and darkroom for raw images which manage their digital negatives in a database. You can download Darktable from officel website or directly from the Terminal with bellow command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmjdebruijn/darktable-release sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install darktable 5. RawTherapee RawTherapee is a raw photo processing system, processing photographs. RawTherapee is the image editing softwares specifically aimed at non-destructive post-production of raw photos. RawTherapee is written mostly in C++ using a GTK+ front-end. The RawTherapee is useful for enthusiast newcomers who wish to broaden their understanding of how digital imaging works to semi-professional photographers. Download and install RawTherapee from officel website or directly from the Terminal with bellow command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install rawthreapee 6. Krita Krita is simple and powerful open-source image editor software available for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Krita is designed primarily for digital painting and animation purposes. You can download Krita directly from Official Website or Ubuntu Software Center or from the Terminal bu running bellow command. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kritalime/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install krita Other options If you don't like any of Linux Image editor or you don't want to change software that you have used in Windows and also you wants to stick with Linux operating system, then you can try Wine. Wine is popular Linux software that lets you to run many Windows application on Linux including high end games, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe After Effects. You can download Wine from the official Wine download page. We will discuss more about Wine in next article. Conclusion We have only included some of the most popular and best image editor softwares. There are so many other softwares also available which are more powerful also. If you have used that, please share it in the bellow comment section. Thank you for reading the article.
How to install latest GIMP in Linux
There are many alternatives open-source softwares available in respect to closed softwares. In area of image editing, Adobe's photoshop software is most popular application. But it is not available in Linux and many less popular operating systems. There are many alternative image editing softwares available. GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program) is the most popular alternative image editing software available for multiple operating system. GIMP is the cross-platform image editor and open-source software available for Linux, OS X, Windows and many more operating systems. It is open-source software so, you are to change its source code and distribute your changes. GIMP is the powerful image editor software that provides sophisticated tools and customization. GIMP also supports 3rd party plugins. Installing GIMP in linux is very easy. There are many ways you can install GIMP in your Linux operating system. Let's check some of easy ways to install GIMP in Linux. Software center In modern Linux most of desktop environment comes with Software center installed like Ubuntu has Ubuntu Software. This is the simple and easy method to install any software without using any command. If your desktop environment has software center, open it and search for GIMP. You will get GIMP software in search result. Go to install page and click on Install button. This will start GIMP installing. It may ask to input the password. Official website The second other option is to download the installer source code from the official website and install. To download the source code, go to official website  and download any source code installer file. Now open the Terminal and extract the source code. tar -xjvf gimp-2.10.0-RC1.tar.bz2 Go to source code directory cd gimp-2.10.0-RC1.tar.bz2 Once you’re in the extracted directory, run the `configure' script. ./configure build GIMP code sudo make And install the GIMP. sudo make install Note: In case ./configure command failed, please check command output error or INSTALL file in the root of source code to fix the error. Otherwise you have to use different method to install. Debian's PPA method If you have debian based Linux distribution system, you can install GIMP with adding PPA. To install with PPA command, open the Terminal and run the commands one by one. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp sudo apt update sudo apt install gimp This is also simple method as you don't have to compile or download code. Install from Snap Package If you have Snap installed in your system, then you can also install GIMP with simple one line Snap commnad: sudo snap install gimp This command will install latest version of GIMP. We have included enough ways to install GIMP. So what are you waiting for. Install and try it. Thank you for reading this article. If you liked this article, please share it with others.