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Old 16. Aug 2012, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GIMP is the image editor I always use when I'm on Linux. The latest version 2.8.0 now features a single window instead of multiple windows.

Available for download here: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/gimp/

After the install, run GIMP, then go to Windows and tick Single-Window Mode.

Enjoy the new interface if you don't like those floating windows.
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Old 17. Aug 2012, 06:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Enjoy the new interface if you don't like those floating windows.
Thanks for this. My biggest task was always working out what to do with all the stuff that opened.
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Old 17. Aug 2012, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for this. My biggest task was always working out what to do with all the stuff that opened.
Neither do I. But I only use some features which I learned how-to's through practice.

BTW, some Linux system has the old version such as GIMP 2.6.x installed. To ensure that you get the latest version, use the following command lines in the Terminal will help. First is to purge the old version, add ppa to the sources then only install.

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sudo apt-get purge gimp*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

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Thanks Jojoyee

Just installed it.
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Although I only know how use a few of the Gimp Plugins, for those interested this is how to install them.
From: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/insta...-for-gimp.html
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry
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Just curious. Is it possible to update each software in a similar way by replacing the term "gimp" with the program name? I mean in the 4step procedure that Jojo mentioned.
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sudo apt-get purge gimp* This is the line command to uninstall Gimp
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp This is the Repository from which to download the Gimp software
sudo apt-get update This is to update your systems Repository list
sudo apt-get install gimp This is the line command to install the new version of Gimp
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Just curious. Is it possible to update each software in a similar way by replacing the term "gimp" with the program name? I mean in the 4step procedure that Jojo mentioned.
This will not work with distros such as Fedora or Mandriva which are RPM based.
What Jojoyee is showing is how to use the line command to uninstall the older version of 'Gimp' and then replace it with newer version of 'Gimp' on Ubuntu or Mint distros. The simpler and safer procedure is to wait and use your built-in Update Software Manager. This ensures that your distribution is capable of running the desired software. Trying to Install the wrong software package can lead to Broken Packages and worse still, it can harm your system.


Advanced Packaging Tool. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Packaging_Tool
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Thanks wdhpr. I already knew what the statements meant. What I would like to know is how to get repository ppa names for individual softwares? for example for gimp it's otto-kesselgulasch/gimp. What could be the same for other programs? Is there an easy way to get those names for all new softwares?
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Ah, I guess I know now, that it's available from https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=
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Ah, another question. Is it really necessary to uninstall the older version to install a newer one, or an over the top installation will do?
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