Install Gimp 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

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Install Gimp 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

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Here is a quick and easy way to install the new release of Gimp 2.8 on Ubuntu. One of the great new features of this release is you can now work in a single window rather than multiple windows. To activate single window mode just go to the tool bar and select window -> Single-Window mode, this is just one of the many new features with this release.

Release notes for the latest 2.8.2

  • Mention that the image was exported in the close warning dialog
  • Fix the visibility logic of the export/overwrite menu items
  • Remove all “Use GEGL” menu items, they only add bugs and zero function
  • Improve performance of display filters, especially color management
  • Fix the image window title to comply with the save/export spec and use the same image name everywhere, not only in the title
  • Fix positioning of pasted/dropped stuff to be more reasonable
  • Fix remembering of JPEG load/save defaults
  • Lots of bug fixes
  • List of translation updates
sudo apt-get autoremove gimp gimp-plugin-registry

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry