View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing Gimpshop

June 8th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Okay, so I hear that there is a great free opensource photoediting software called Gimpshop and I decide to install Ubuntu 8.04 to try it out.

Got Ubuntu to install, but I'm not sure how to install applications.

I read online that Deb packages are supposedly the easiest and so I download a deb package from the Gimpshop website.

I double click on the file, install the package....and now what?

Where is my application? Should it not be under Applications > Graphics?

I'm confused.

June 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM
"GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop."

What you need is the actual program the GIMP. GIMPshop changes the graphical user interface of the GIMP to more closely resemble Photoshop. So install the GIMP by opening the Synaptic Package Manager and installing the GIMP from there or open up your terminal and type in:

sudo apt-get install gimp

You may also wish wish to install the package gimp-data-extras, as it comes with extra brushes, palletes, and gradients, and gimp-gap which contains packages for animations.

June 8th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Ubuntu already comes with GIMP.

GIMPShop is just a different-looking interface for the same application.

June 8th, 2008, 10:10 PM
Oh okay. I get it.

Thanks for the quick reply.

So I think I need to take a step back. I don't think I installed it properly because Gimp looks the same as always.

(I've removed my previous installation of gimpshop from the synaptic manager)

From the beginning:

1) Downloaded GIMPshop 2.2.8 Source from gimpshop.com
2) Extracted folder gimp-2.2.8 to desktop
3) .....?

Once again, I would appreciate any body's help.

June 8th, 2008, 11:03 PM


June 9th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Tried again using the deb package installer and I can confirm that its installed because I can see it in synaptic manager.

But my Gimp doesn't look any different.


June 9th, 2008, 02:14 AM

sudo apt-get install libtiff4 libtiff-tools

as per the suggestion of another similar thread.

No dice. Still no change.

February 18th, 2009, 01:11 PM
If its still up to date:

Go to your terminal and simply write


This brings up an install menu and starts gimpshop! ;)