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Install GIMP on CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x

GIMP is much more than an image editor – it gives you most of the features of Adobe Photoshop, completely free.

Install GIMP on CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x

CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x provides the popular graphic editing software GIMP at version 2.6.9. The current stable release is GIMP 2.8 for those who seek the additional editing features (link). Existing CentOS 7.x/6.x/5.x does not have the required newer libraries to support GIMP 2.8.

What Is Gimp?
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. GIMP is released under GPLv3+ licenses and is available for Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

The details of GIMP is described as below.

Name : gimp Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.6.9 Vendor: CentOS
Release : 8.el6_6 Build Date: Thu 20 Nov 2014 02:06:25 PM EST
Install Date: Tue 08 Mar 2016 03:09:46 PM EST Build Host: c6b9.bsys.dev.centos.org
Group : Applications/Multimedia Source RPM: gimp-2.6.9-8.el6_6.src.rpm
Size : 48118103 License: GPLv2+
Signature : RSA/SHA1, Thu 20 Nov 2014 04:10:42 PM EST, Key ID 0946fca2c105b9de
Packager : CentOS BuildSystem
URL : http://www.gimp.org/
Summary : GNU Image Manipulation Program

Description :

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful image composition and editing program, which can be extremely useful for creating logos and other graphics for webpages. GIMP has many of the tools and filters you would expect to find in similar commercial offerings, and some interesting extras as well. GIMP provides a large image manipulation toolbox, including channel operations and layers, effects, sub-pixel imaging and anti-aliasing, and conversions, all with multi-level undo.

Flexibility on editing include availability of many brushes and patterns.

First install required packages:

yum install -y aalib aalib-devel libexif-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel

yum install -y libtiff-devel libmng-devel libXpm-devel librsvg-devel libwmf-devel

yum install -y libffi-devel webkitgtk-devel python-devel zlib-devel pygtk2-devel

Here are steps to install the standard GIMP version 2.6.9

Step 1: Install GIMP

yum install gimp

Step 2: Install additional brushes and patterns
Install additional brushes and patterns. Brushes include swirls and text to enhance strokes. Patterns such as clouds and funnymess.

yum install gimp-data-extras

Start GIMP from the desktop menu. Click Applications ->Graphics ->GNU Image Manipulation Program

Done!

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