The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free and open source picture/photo editor which has generally been regarded as a poor comparison with Adobe Photoshop.

GIMP 2.8 is the result of three years of hard work and collaborative development. This version of GIMP is equipped with a wealth of new features, including some highly requested ones. Keep reading to find out exactly what GIMP 2.8 has to offer you in areas such as the user interface, tools, and plug-ins.

In GIMP 2.8 you can get:
  • Single-Window Mode
  • Multi-Column Dock Windows
  • More Screen Real Estate For Dockable Dialogs
  • Separated Save And Export activity
  • On-Canvas Text Editing
  • Simple Math In Size Entries
  • Many changes in keyboard shortcuts
  • And many minor changes
For further information about GIMP 2.8, please click here.

Install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu
Ubuntu users can install GIMP 2.8 easily by typing the following command:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp -y
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gimp
If you need more details about GIMP 2.8, please watch this review video:

Enjoy :)