Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp version

What do you mean by "software center"? Do you mean the "Ubuntu Software"

When I look at Ubuntu Software it shows 4 entries for Gimp. It claims I
have many of them installed. There are three sources. They are
'ubuntu-eoan-universe' (2.10.8-2), '' (2.10.12), and 'snap
store' (2.10.18).

When I use "Show Applications" (the grid of 9 dots at the bottom left) and
search for Gimp. I see three icons. I haven't investigated them.

I have a link in my Favourites which points to 2.10.8.

I've no idea how I achieved that! Sorry. I must sort it out!



On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 9:12 AM Carusoswi <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

Ubuntu is based on Debian and the default Gimp version comes from the
Debian version.

Guessing you use Ubuntu 19.10  based on Debian 10 and hence Gimp
2.10.8 is the default.

If you have a Gimp 2.10.18 it is a 'snap' version from the so-called
ubuntu software centre.

The problem with snap applications is they are 'self-contained' &
'sandboxed' and can be limited if you ever intend to use any extra
compiled plug-ins or external RAW editors such as Rawtherapee or

Thanks for the reply.  I am certain now that I did download '18' as a snap
the software center.  Still curious why that version does not appear when I
search the software center.  I remember having to set permissions before
would work properly.

I do use darktable extensively, as it is among my favorite RAW editors.
On the
Windows side, I use Capture One, also, IMHO, very good.  I got rid of PSCC
favor of Gimp on both sides.  I have experienced no problem with GIMP in
conjunction with darktable, but have not tried to use any extra compiled

I am an avid photographer (film and digital), and consider myself a fairly
advanced user of photo-editing software, but I am certain there is much
that I could do by learning even more.

Thanks again for your informative reply.


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