Suggest a StoryDo you have a news tip? We would like to hear from you.

What’s New In Gimp 2.8.6 | [How To]: Install Gimp 2.8.6 on Ubuntu Using PPA

Spread the love

Gimp is a free and open-source image editor. Gimp is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop image editor, if you have moved recently from Microsoft Windows to any Linux distributions. Also, it works with various platforms. Check what’s new in Gimp 2.8.6 and Download links down below.


This release of Gimp brings many bug fixes, improvements to the graphical user interface “GUI” and fixes some plugin issues. Also, it comes with a new Hungarian translation and several translation updates. Here’s an overview of the recent changes of Gimp since Gimp 2.8.4.


  • Fix saving to URIs, it was broken to only allow exporting, and fix save/export of compressed files.
  • Fix brush spacing for drawing in any direction.
  • Increase the maximum size of clipboard brushes and patterns to 1024×1024.
  • Make sure data objects are saved when only their name was changed.


  • Don’t allow single-window docks to shrink smaller than their requisition.
  • Make sure a single-window’s right docks keep their size across sessions.
  • Allow to change the spacing of non-generated brushes again.
  • In single-window mode, make Escape move the focus to the canvas, and beep if the focus is already there.
  • Be smarter about unavailable fonts, and don’t crash.
  • Make clicking the single-window’s close button quit GIMP.
  • Make view-close (Ctrl+W) only close image windows and tabs, not docks.


  • Add SIGNED_ROUND() which also rounds negative values correctly.


  • Make GIMP_PLUGIN_DEBUG work again after GLib changed logging.
  • Fix zealous crop for transparent borders.


  • Add Hungarian translation.


  • Add a default “Color from Gradient” dynamics and tool preset.


  • Lots of bug fixes.
  • Lots of translation updates.

Download Gimp 2.8.6

Gimp 2.8.6 source code and building instruction is available Here.

Install Gimp 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail using PPA

Run Terminal “Ctrl+Alt+t”, then type

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


This repository provide the last stable release of Gimp version 2.8.6 for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and even the development release of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. Thanks to Otto Meier.[/note]



Spread the love
One Comment

Leave a Reply