1. You need to have installed a recent version of pkg-config available
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2. You need intltool (at least 0.40.1, but preferably a newer version).
Intltool can be downloaded from
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3. You need to have GEGL version 0.2.0 or newer and babl version
0.1.10 or newer. You can get them from http://gegl.org/
them from the GNOME git repository:
4. You need to have installed GTK+ version 2.24.10 or newer.
GIMP also need a recent versions of GLib (>= 2.30.2), GDK-Pixbuf
(>= 2.24.1), and Pango (>= 1.29.4). Sources for these can be grabbed
5. We use cairo >= 1.10.2, which is hosted at
6. We require PangoCairo, a Pango backend using Cairo. Make sure you
have Cairo, FreeType2 and fontconfig installed before you compile
Pango. GIMP depends on freetype2 being newer than version 2.1.7
and fontconfig 2.2.0 or newer. Older versions are known to have
bugs that seriously affect the stability of GIMP.
7. We use dbus-glib if available. Grab it from
8. Access of remote files is implemented in the URI plug-in. There
are several possible implementations for this. The implementation
used is determined when you configure GIMP. By default the
GIO/GVfs backend is used. If you don't have GVfs support on your
target platform, you should pass the '--without-gvfs' option to
configure. The configure script will then try to detect another
method for accessing remote files.
9. You may want to install other third party libraries or programs
that are needed for some of the available plug-ins. We recommend
to check that the following libraries are installed: lcms,
libpng, libjpeg, libpoppler, libtiff, webkit, libmng, librsvg,
libwmf, libz, libbzip2, libgs (Ghostscript), libaa and libjasper.
10. The Python extension requires Python development headers to be
present. You will also need PyGTK and the respective development
11. Configure GIMP by running the `configure' script. You may want
to pass some options to it, see below.
12. Build GIMP by running `make'. The use of GNU make is recommended.
If you need to tweak the build to make it work with other flavours
of make, we'd appreciate if you'd send us a patch with the changes.
13. Install GIMP by running `make install'. In order to avoid clashes
with other versions of GIMP, we install a binary called gimp-2.8.
By default there's also a link created so that you can type 'gimp'
to start gimp-2.8.
Please make sure you don't have any old GTK+-2.x, jpeg, etc. libraries
lying around on your system, otherwise configure may fail to find the