[HOWTO] Install GIMP 2.7 (with Single Window Mode) on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

[ad#ad-1]GIMP 2.7.1 added Single Window Mode and GIMP 2.7.x can now be installed via PPA. It is available here for Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid. I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx installed and I installed GIMP 2.7.3 unstable. Here is how you can do it, but if you use it for production, you might want to wait for final stable release.

GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu
GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu

Launch Synaptic Package Manager and click Settings>Repositories>Other Software and then Add


. Reload the software list and mark for upgrades. That will install GIMP 2.7 and you can enable the Single Window Mode by navigating to Window>Single Window Mode.

  • Mike

    How do I “mark for upgrades”?

  • admin

    Simply clicking “Mark all upgrades” in synaptic should do it.

  • Mike

    Yeah, figured it out.

    I was going straight to Software Sources. That’s why
    it didn’t make sense.

  • samir

    GimpShop can also be instead of.

  • Thanks for this – downloading it as I type đŸ™‚

    @Samir – GimpShop is several versions behind the regular Gimp installation, I’m not even sure it’s being maintained any more.

  • Jayrajkharvadi

    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I was wondering if there was a way to install multiple versions of Gimp.
    I mean use gimp 2.6.x for professional work and stile be able to test out the unstable 2.7.x .

  • FastKitty

    Worked like a charm! Thank you very much.. đŸ˜€

  • Rizzo Amp

    do you have to have the older version of gimp already installed?